When Mack Brown arrived at The University of Texas back in 1998, he brought very high hopes to a school that had suffered a bit in the recent NCAA Football polls. After enjoying success at The University of North Carolina, Brown left for greener – or browner – pastures in Austin. Known as a master recruiter, the Longhorns expected that Brown could turn their program into a national powerhouse. Culminating with a national championship in the 2005 season – the first at Texas in 35 years, things were about as rosy as possible for Brown and the Longhorns.
But, lately? Not so much.