Expectations at a school like Texas are, and always will remain, very high. That is why even after an 8-4 regular season and a second-place finish in the Big 12, coach Mack Brown faces questions about his job security, as the Longhorns haven't had a final BCS rating any higher than No. 19 in four seasons. With the 2005 national championship firmly in the rearview mirror, and even the 2009 title game appearance old news, Texas has a decision to make -- one that appears to be entirely in its hands after Brown on Tuesday denied reports that he was stepping down.
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NFL Week 15 Pick 'Em
The Cowboys will try to get their defense back on track against the Packers in Green Bay. The Jets look to keep their fleeting playoff hopes alive in Carolina against the Panthers. The Ravens take on the Lions on Monday night in a game with huge playoff implications. Which teams will win in Week 15? Cast your votes now!
Should the Redskins sit RGIII?
Mike Shanahan may be on the hot seat, but he's still looking for ways to at least partially salvage the Redskins' disastrous 3-10 season -- and, potentially, their future. One option he's considered is benching Robert Griffin III in favor of Kirk Cousins for the remainder of the season. Griffin simply hasn't been his usual self this year, with many blaming lingering injuries for his struggles. Cousins is a proven backup and could be a respectable steward of the team while Griffin heals, but Griffin is at a point in his career where he needs as much on-field experience as possible.