After humiliating losses to BYU and Ole Miss, things did not look good for Texas head coach Mack Brown. The memories of 153 wins during his tenure – including a BCS National Title in 2005, were seemingly bitter, distant memories tucked far behind the desires to find a suitable replacement. Wins over Kansas State and Iowa State meant little, and nobody gave the Horns a hope or prayer of beating rival Oklahoma at the Cotton Bowl in the shaddow of Big Tex. But Brown’s Longhorns throttled the Sooners and suddenly, Texas again controls its destiny in the Big 12 on the eve of a visit to TCU. Was the victory over OU enough for Mack to survive? That and more is discussed between the legendary coach and Brien Straw and Nate Griffin in this week’s Inside College Football podcast.
Also, as the “big boys” of Division 1-A close out the BCS era and transition to a four-team playoff, Executive Director of the BCS and new “College Football Playoff,” Bill Hancock joins the guys to discuss the need for the playoff, why four’s the perfect number of participants, and how soon the power brokers of college football will be ready to reward the labor force (see: players) beyond the scholarship, room and board. Be prepared to be shocked by his answer.