Mack Brown has a ton of experience at getting his Longhorns off the mat after a Cotton Bowl knockout.
His 2000 Texas team won 28-14 at Colorado a week after losing 63-14 to OU. Brown's 2003 Texas won 40-19 at Iowa State a week after losing 65-13 to the Sooners.
But a year ago, the ‘Horns lost 38-26 at home to OSU a week after losing 55-17 in the Cotton Bowl. Those Cowboys were a great team. Colorado 2000 (3-8) and Iowa State 2003 (2-10) were not.
Baylor 2012 is somewhere in between. The Bears have been up and down, and Saturday, Baylor plays at Texas with a chance to beat the ‘Horns for the third straight year.
The heat is rising on Mack, who clearly is in Year 3 of a rebuilding job at a school that never should rebuild. A loss to Baylor would be gasoline on the fire.