Diaz fired as defensive coordinator

Posted September 8th, 2013


Two games into his third season as Longhorn defensive coordinator, Manny Diaz was fired Sunday by coach Mack Brown.

Former Longhorn defensive coordinator Greg Robinson will take over.

Robinson rejoined the staff this season to help with quality control evaluation.


Diaz was fired one day after Brigham Young rushed for 550 yards, the most ever against Texas, during a 40-21 victory over the Longhorns.

Last season the Longhorns allowed a school record 404 yards per game.

“Our performance on defense last night was unacceptable, and we need to change that,” Brown said in a written statement. “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. His familiarity with the staff and players should make for a smooth transition. He knows this place, did a terrific job in leading our defense before, and I’m excited to have him back on the field. We’re back at it and working hard to beat Ole Miss this weekend.”

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