Houston (CBS Houston)– What a week for the Texas Longhorns. As the 2-2 team is trying to turn their season around and prepare for Iowa State on Saturday, news keeps coming out of Austin.
According to the Austin American-Statesman and Dallas Morning News Texas athletic director DeLoss Dodds will announce Tuesday afternoon at a 2pm press conference that he is stepping down after 32 years at Texas.
Next is Texas legend and Heisman Trophy winner Earl Campbell telling FOX 26 on Sunday that it’s time for Texas to replace head coach Mack Brown.
“Nobody likes to get fired or leave a job, but things happen,” Hall of Famer Campbell said. “I’d go on record and say ‘yes I think it’s time.’
Brown responded on Monday to Campbell’s comments by saying he’s entitled to his opinion and said Campbell would always be welcome at the school.
And then there’s former Texas player Chris Simms who has never been one to shy away from expressing his opinion.
“I do think it’s gone too far down the tracks,” Simms said on Fox 1 Sports. “The recruiting has gone down. The first thing I look at as a red flag is you don’t see too many people coming out in the NFL draft. That’s the thing that jumps out to me.”
“Unless they went on some miracle run here but I don’t see it,” Simms continued. “ I don’t think the talent is there. They have a tough schedule with a lot of tough games. I don’t think he will be back.”
Texas fans have to think once Earl Campbell says something about the football program the writing on the wall just became that much clearer.
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