Mack Brown is not exactly having the best week in the world. With 19 starters returning from a team that beat a good Oregon State team to win the Alamo Bowl a year ago, his Longhorns were supposed to run roughshod through its schedule en route to a BCS bowl game and a return to the nation’s elite.
However, quite the opposite has occurred. Texas was absolutely lambasted at BYU, 40-21, giving up a school-record 550 rushing yards in the process. Defensive coordinator Manny Diaz was fired almost immediately thereafter, but everyone can plainly see the move as a knee-jerk reaction to a much larger problem.
For the first time in a long time, Texas is not being seen as head-and-shoulders above the rest of the Lone Star State’s schools.
In fact, seeing his rival weakened, Texas A&M cornerback Toney Hurd Jr. decided to kick Texas while its down. The senior issued the following tweet after the Horns’ embarrassing loss.
We did a little research, checking Hurd’s Rivals account. The Missouri City, Texas native was an excellent high school football player (you have to have been to even been considered for any big-time scholarship), but he wasn’t good enough to be offered a full ride to Texas.
Perhaps this was part of the source of Hurd’s animosity?
In any case, Brown didn’t believe Hurd was fit to be a Longhorn coming out of high school. Now the longtime (and national championship-winning) coach is pretty irked that the A&M defender would believe he’s at a place any better than Austin.
Remember, A&M and Texas are no longer on each others’ schedules. Brown is an adult that understands the importance of calculating each and every answer and even whether to respond in the first place.
He has chosen to respond – aggressively.
Will his team follow suit on the field, or continue to give ground to Hurd, Johnny Football and the rest of the 12th Man?
[H/T: SB Nation]