Mack Brown talks OU’s chances for playoffs with loss to UT on resume

Posted November 4th, 2015


FORT WORTH, TX - OCTOBER 26: Head coach Mack Brown of the Texas Longhorns celebrates with Desmond Jackson #99 of the Texas Longhorns and Josh Turner #5 of the Texas Longhorns after the Longhorns beat the TCU Horned Frogs 30-7 at Amon G. Carter Stadium on October 26, 2013 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Former Texas coach Mack Brown, now an analyst with ESPN,  talked all things college football playoffs during a Wednesday teleconference.

He was asked about how the College Football Committee might view one-loss Oklahoma, since the Sooners’ one loss came to 3-5 Texas.


Brown said: “The eye test is very, very important, and the Texas-OU game being at mid season, everybody watches it, and for a team in Texas who was struggling because they had lost in a very difficult game to TCU before, it really hurts Oklahoma.

“It’s one of the things I worry about with our committee because we are all human, and we can throw people out of the possibilities very quickly if they have a bad game. As Todd (Blackledge) said, Ohio State’s was early enough last year they got on a roll. And Oklahoma’s doing that, but Oklahoma has to finish at Baylor, TCU and Oklahoma State.”

For more on what Brown said, check out StatesmanU.

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