Texas Basketball: Why it's time to panic about Rodney terry

It's time to have the discussion whether Rodney Terry was the right hire for Texas basketball after the tragic start to Big 12 play.

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Questions being asked about the direction of the team under Terry

After blowing a double-digit second-half lead to an unranked UCF squad as nearly a double-digit favorite before tip-off at home, Terry should've been focused on what went wrong in that game. Instead, he blew up on a handful of UCF players for showing the horns down after beating the Longhorns at the Moody Center last night.

When you have players with the talent and experience that guys like Abmas and Disu bring and you're near the bottom of the Big 12 standings, it's fair to ask if Terry's focus is in the right place.

After losing a couple of games against unranked teams at home to open up conference play for the first time ever in the Big 12 for the Longhorns, it's also fair to ask if it's time to press the panic button on Terry.

There is good reason for the fan's negative reaction to Texas's bad start to conference play. Texas has fallen way short of preseason expectations, and it's hard not to place some of the blame on Terry here. His team has not performed at the level they needed to when holding significant leads in the second halves of games.

It's an inexcusable trend to blow multiple double-digit leads at home in conference play with a squad laden with experienced upperclassmen with multiple years of starting experience in Division 1 college basketball.