One day after giving up 679 total yards to BYU, defensive coordinator Manny Diaz was fired from the Texas Longhorn football team. According to CBSsportsline.com, Bruce Feldman reported via Orangebloods.com that the Longhorns let Manny Diaz go on Sunday September 8.
The move by Texas and head coach Mack Brown let’s us know a couple things. The Longhorns have had it with mediocrity, and it seems that their may be a new coaching search to replace Mack Brown soon.
Texas gave up 550 rushing yards to a team that scored 16 points the previous week. In fact, quarterback Taysom Hill rushed for 259 yards by himself.
Tom Fornelli calls the Texas performance “embarrassing,” but it’s hardly the only time the Longhorns have been gashed on the defensive end. Since Manny Diaz came on board to replace Will Muschamp in 2011, Texas hasn’t played with the same consistency that led the team to a national championship and a BCS runner up. CBSsports.com notes that the Longhorns gave up 403.4 yards per game in his first season.
Former Syracuse head coach, Greg Robinson has been named the new defensive coordinator. Robinson does have ties to the Texas program, In 2004, he was the defensive coordinator for the Longhorns.
It looks like Greg Robinson is the catalyst between Mack Brown remaining at Texas or getting fired at the end of the season.
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