The Texas Longhorns embarrassed themselves on Saturday night by allowing BYU to rush for 550 yards in a 40-21 defeat. The shameful performance left fans demanding the head of defensive coordinator Manny Diaz, and they got what they wanted on Sunday. Diaz was removed as DC and will be reassigned within the athletic department. But there is one big problem with the move: Texas somehow managed to replace Diaz with the only guy who might be worse.
Texas ruined any optimism about a coordinator change by announcing that Greg Robinson would be taking over. Robinson is a former co-defensive coordinator at Texas and had been working as a video analyst for the program.
“Our performance on defense last night was unacceptable, and we need to change that,” Texas coach Mack Brown said in a statement released on Sunday. “Greg will be here tonight and get with the staff and players to start preparing for Ole Miss. He will be running our defense immediately. We’re very fortunate that Greg has been around, watched all of our practice video and has a good scouting report moving forward.”
Now here is where we remind you that Robinson is the guy who ruined the Syracuse program during a 4-year tenure as head coach, and then went on to embarrass himself as Rich Rodriguez’s defensive coordinator at Michigan.