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Oklahoma vs. Texas 2012: Fans taking a hard look at Mack Brown

After the 63-21 loss to the No. 13 Oklahoma Sooners, questions once again arose about Mack Brown's ability to coach the No. 15 Texas Longhorns out of the pit the program had fallen into in 2010. The Longhorns appeared to be headed back into the conversation as a national contender after starting the season 4-0, but two straight losses has the Longhorns potentially falling out of the AP Top 25.

It wasn't just the loss, however, it was yet another blowout loss to OU at the hands of Bob Stoops. The loss was indicative of all the historical problems that Brown's teams have had with the Sooners, and Wescott Eberts of Burnt Orange Nation takes a hard look at the state of the team's head coach:

At some programs, the simple answer would be to fire the head coach. For the Longhorns right now, as Brown isn't going to be pushed out, but does appear to need some type of quarterbacking brilliance just to win a game against Bob Stoops right now.

After the game, IMG radio man Ted Emrich said Brown was as beaten down after the game as he's been in the five seasons he's covered the Longhorns. As he should have been, but considering that hangdog Mack was supposed to have been banished as the result of his post-2010 changes, seeing that person again is alarming.

David Ash potentially suffered a broken wrist in the final quarter against OU, and Texas is headed back to Austin to take on Baylor next week on ABC. Kickoff time is yet to be determined.

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