Win Over Oklahoma Changes Tone Of Texas Season
Mack Brown had been doused with water; his hair and white shirt still wet. Moments earlier, he had been down on the field, gathered with his Texas players to sing the “Eyes of Texas” and lift the Golden Hat, a trophy even he would admit he has not won often enough throughout his 16 years in Austin.
But here he was, standing in a quiet hallway at the Cotton Bowl, refusing to do what most of the men in his profession would have following a 36-20 victory against No. 10 Oklahoma.
A two-touchdown underdog, Texas hadn’t just won the game but dominated the Sooners in every way possible, arguably one of the greatest and most unexpected performances in Brown’s career. Under the circumstances, nobody would have blamed him for firing back at those who have called for his job and speculated about his replacement before the season was halfway through.