Brown couldn't live up to his history

Originally Published: December 14, 2013
By Ivan Maisel | ESPN.com

Mack Brown knew this day would arrive. He had seen this movie before, seen it with men he admired in the leading role.

Eight years ago this week, over breakfast at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York, he talked about how he had decided to take the pressure off himself. It had been a remarkable season. Texas had pounded its nemesis, Oklahoma, 45-12. The Longhorns had gone undefeated and risen to No. 2 in the nation. Four weeks hence, Brown would raise the crystal football above ...

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