Here's what Texas coach Mack Brown said early this week, after his Longhorns lost to Brigham Young 40-21.
“I've got the two best bosses in the world,” Brown said of athletic director DeLoss Dodds and president William Powers. “They get it. They understand … They put me in a position to run it, they want me to do it, and I'm responsible for it. That's what I've got to do. DeLoss has been around a long time. I don't have knee-jerk bosses.”
Too bad Manny Diaz couldn't say the same. Brown fired his defensive coordinator last Sunday, after the Longhorns allowed 550 rushing yards to BYU.
And oh yeah, that part about DeLoss being around a long time. We'll see. Orangebloods.com reported Friday that Dodds will step down in January, in part to assure that a new athletic director can make potential new hires in football, basketball and baseball.
These are indeed turbulent times as Texas hosts Ole Miss on Saturday night.
The Longhorns shelled the Rebels 66-31 last season, but Texas is in such turmoil, most anything seems possible Saturday night.
Quarterback David Ash is questionable for the game, and Ole Miss has an offense capable of wounding the leaky Longhorn defense.
Quarterback Bo Wallace is a decent runner and an effective passer. Tailback Jeff Scott beat Vanderbilt with a 75-yard touchdown run two weeks ago.
And Ole Miss will be going against a defense coordinated by a guy, Greg Robinson, who was living in California until Sunday.