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The Sky Is Falling in Austin

What at first appeared to be a blessing in disguise for Texas this off-season is quickly becoming a nightmare for Texas football head coach Mack Brown and the athletic department. Following his first losing and worst season in Texas history (5-7), pressure was on Brown to replace key coaching positions on his staff where deficiencies were observed. That meant a swift “adios” to long-time offensive coordinator Greg Davis, as well as line coaches Mac McWhorter and Mike Tolleson.

Today, in the wake of Florida Gator coach Urban Meyer’s second retirement in Gainesville, athletic director Jeremy Foley has announced the Gators they’ve hired away Brown’s coach-in-waiting for the Longhorns – none other than defensive coordinator Will Muschamp.

Holy, Davy Crockett with a raccoon hat. Next, we’re going to find out the Confederacy won the Civil War, the French army is something to be reckoned with, and there were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.

Brown’s got some big holes to fill, and just when he thought things were lining up perfectly for him to retire in the not-to-distant future. The two lead coordinator positions, plus the two line coaches – and maybe a wide receiver coach to boot – leads to a very, very busy off-season. Anyone else think 2011’s becoming a re-building year…again?!

Hey, Greg Robinson…tired of working for Rich Rodriguez and getting your door knocked on by the NCAA every other day? Hey Gene Chizik, when you’re done coaching you’re Heisman Trophy quarterback in the national championship game this year, would you be interested in coming back to coach the defense in Austin? Hey, Major Applewhite, aren’t you glad you’re sticking around…opportunities are becoming more and more available for you, my man.

It’s evident, even more so with this latest departure – EyesOfTX is quickly seeing a very, very young coaching staff taking over the helm in Austin in the next 3-5 years.


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A&M’s Mike Sherman – Over/Under on 3 Years?

Three years ago, Texas A&M thought they had found the savior of their football program in head coach Mike Sherman, formerly of “the League’s” Green Bay Packers. Of course, the Aggies said that when former coach Dennis Franchione came to College Station as well, and we know how that turned out.

Texas A&M head coach Mike Sherman

Yet, despite modest improvements, the pressure’s already on Sherman to turn things around even further – especially on the heels of A&M’s loss to Oklahoma State last night in dramatic fashion. If the in-state and conference losses continue to pile up – especially against key opponents like Texas, oklahoma, and Oklahoma State who have all shown they belong among the Big 12’s South division elite, the Aggie faithful won’t be patient for long.

Based on that premise, FOX Sports reporter Thayer Evans took a hard look at whether or not Sherman was the right man for the job in Aggieland. What do you think? Is Sherman destined for a long-term stay at Texas A&M? Or, could he be out of a job come December?

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