Nov 22, 2012; Austin, TX, USA; TCU Horned Frogs tailbacks Matthew Tucker (29) and B.J. Catalon (23) react after a touchdown against the Texas Longhorns during the first quarter at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brendan Maloney-US PRESSWIRE

The Morning After: A Setback Loss For The Texas Longhorns

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The Texas Longhorns since 2009 has been searching for that Mojo that will take them back to that championship level that everyone expects Texas to be at every year. On Thanksgiving night, the Texas Longhorns took a huge step back in their rebuilding process by losing to TCU 20-13.

From the opening snap, you could tell that TCU came ready to play. You could also tell something was off about the Texas Longhorns. On offense, Jonathan Gray was hitting a few big runs but then he was also getting stopped in the backfield. There were reasons many feared an upset from TCU.

Stout run defense, ball hawking secondary and a team that got no respect from the media.

Texas on the other hand was being talked about winning at least a share of the Big 12 title and working its way back to being on top again in the Big 12.

On Black Friday, many Longhorn fans feel like wearing black to mourn the loss of a championship level program at the University of Texas. Many ask “How long does it take rebuild a program?”

In one year, Kevin Sumlin took a program that went 6-6 in the Big 12. Sumlin came into the season with a freshmen starting QB and a new league. He is one win away from the first 10 win season in Aggieland since 1998. Kevin Sumlin is telling Texas recruits that the Aggies can compete for championships in the SEC. TCU now has a program changing win to recruit inside the state of Texas saying to recruits that TCU can compete in the Big 12.

What can Texas say? We used to be good?

The Texas Longhorns have a good chance of finishing with the same record as last year at 8-5. That would be 3 straight seasons with less than 10 wins and with the recruiting landscape in the state of Texas changing, I don’t think Texas can afford to go another season with Mack Brown as their head coach. Once is chance, twice is a coincidence, third time is a pattern. That pattern is Mack Brown doesn’t have what it takes to coach at an elite level anymore. Now it is up to Texas and it’s fans to decide whether or not that is good enough or does change need to happen.

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