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The Longhorns rank atop the Big 12 in most defensive categories

Updated: November 30, 2011, 7:28 PM ET
By Carter Strickland | HornsNation

AUSTIN, Texas -- Mack Brown had to sell the recruits first.

His team was 5-7. Three coaches had resigned or retired. Another, Bobby Kennedy, was actively looking for another job, and now just minutes before the Texas Football Awards Banquet, one of the top events in the Longhorns' recruiting efforts, defensive coordinator Will Muschamp had told Brown he was leaving for Florida.

"How are we going to make this fly as a positive?" the Texas coach thought.

All Brown had done for ...

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