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The Texas Longhorns’ football program has struggled, by the standards it has set for itself, since heading to the 2009 BCS National Championship game with Colt McCoy running the show.
After winning nine games and the Alamo Bowl in 2012, coach Mack Brown’s squad has only managed to average a meager seven wins per year over the last three seasons. Obviously, for a fan base that averages more than 100,000 in attendance of Longhorns’ home games and considers itself — and rightfully so — one of the most passionate in all of sports, seven wins per season is not going to cut it.
On Tuesday, however, the Horns’ athletic director, DeLoss Dodds, worked to keep the team’s performance in perspective.
And he also put a little smile on the face of his frustrated fans in the process, taking a not-so-subtle jab at Mizzou.
“We’re going to have good years again,” Dodds told the Austin American-Statesman. “Our bad years are not that bad. Take a school like Missouri. Our bad years are better than their good years. But we’ve created a standard.”
Mizzou ditched out on Texas and the Big 12 for the SEC prior to the 2012 season, and promptly got beat down in the Tigers’ first season in their new conference.
But, apparently, Dodd swas not surprised one bit.
What do you think, Gamedayr Nation? Does Dodd have a legit point in ripping on the hapless Tigers, or should he keep quiet until his Horns reach double-digit wins again?
[Read: Check out where the Horns rank in our updated way too early preseason top 25 rankings.]