Apparently a two-game losing streak and the mere concept of losing Will Muschamp is enough put St. Mack in the same category as Les Miles.
Berry Tramel, a long time columnist at The Daily Oklahoman, blogged recently that a UT source told him it may try to persuade Mack Brown into retiring so the Will Muschamp era can begin.
I'm not buying this. St. Mack leaves when he wants. He will need to have a Bobby Bowden type of collapse before he's pushed out for an assistant. Those require years, not two straight losses.
There is more pressure to keep "UT's next head coach" because his alma mater, Georgia, is now apparently coached by the dumbest man in football. And yet it was just a couple of years ago Georgia was probably every bit as good as those semi-pro USC teams. College football fans are so impatient they would scream at a microwave for being too slow.
It is hard to ignore the impact Muschamp has made on the UT defense, but be careful when you fall deeply in love with an assistant who has never been a head coach before. It's one thing to be a coordinator who has run one side of the ball, and then go to the corner office with the big windows. Some assistants can make the transition, and maybe Muschamp can.
If I'm UT, the last person I want to force onto a golf course is St. Mack.
- Mac Engel
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