NORMAN — Oklahoma fan Brad Wilson likes Mack Brown.
“Mack Brown seems like the kind of guy you'd like to go fishing with,” Wilson said. “He seems like the kind of guy you'd like hanging out with.”
Then there's the “but.”
“But it seems like his teams are a little bit entitled,” said Wilson, who lives near Thackerville. “Texas kind of goes down and lays down its helmet and they win a lot of games that way.”
Saturday's Red River Rivalry game between Oklahoma and Texas might be Brown's last stand.
After early season losses to BYU and Ole Miss, it might take a miracle — in the form of a Big 12 title — to save Brown's job.
“I think it is his last year barring they go on some six- or seven-game win streak,” Mikey Hutchens of Prague said.
With Oklahoma having blown out the Longhorns in each of the last two seasons, though, that seems like a long shot.
Many Sooners fans, though, are a bit unhappy at the possibility that the former OU assistant appears to be on his way out.
“I'll be a little sad to see him go,” Brett Nungesser of Cache said. “It was a staple — Mack against Bob (Stoops). I'll miss it.”
The other side of that is the fear of the unknown if Brown is fired or steps down following this season.
“It's a little terrifying as an OU fan, who Texas might be able to bring in,” Nungesser said.
There's one name that Nungesser rules out, though.
“I give zero chance to Nick Saban,” he said. “I think that's just goofy. Texas has the money but I can't see Saban leaving Alabama to come to Texas.”
Baylor coach Art Briles or Denver defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio are realistic choices, Nungesser said.
“I don't think they're going to get Art Briles,” Hutchens said. “But if somehow Texas does get him, I'll be very worried as an OU fan.”