Saturday, December 14, 2013
Texas took step back after winning title
By ESPN Stats & Information
Mack Brown announced he would step down as head football coach at Texas following the team’s appearance in the Alamo Bowl.
Brown ranks as the school’s second-winningest coach with 158 victories, nine shy of Darrell K Royal’s all-time mark.
Brown led the Longhorns to the 2005 BCS Championship, their first national title since 1970 and won at least 10 games in every season from 2001 to 2009.
From 2004 to 2009, Texas was tied with Boise State for the best win percentage in the FBS. But since the 2010 season, Texas is 30-20. Its .600 winning percentage ranks 39th in the FBS. The Longhorns were 43-7 in Big 12 play from 2004 to 2009, but only 18-17 since then.
In the last four seasons, Texas has the fifth-best winning percentage among schools in its own state, trailing Baylor, Texas A&M, TCU and Houston.
The Longhorns have lost four or more games in each of those four seasons. The last time Texas had that long of a run of such seasons was from 1991 to 1994.
The 20 losses in the last four seasons match the most by any senior class since the 1999 class also had 20.
Texas’ new coach will want to prioritize fixing its defense. The Longhorns have allowed an average of 27 points and 403 yards per game over the last two seasons. Opponents averaged only three yards per rush against Texas from 2004 to 2011, but that jumped to 4.5 per run in the 2012 and 2013 seasons.