Should that happen the masses will definitely call for his dismissal, and now that his biggest supporter is leaving they will probably get it.
Thursday afternoon word began to spread online that University of Texas athletic director DeLoss Dodds is going to step down at the end of the year.
Sources: DeLoss Dodds will step down as #Longhorns AD, move into consulting role by year's end. ... http://t.co/wPk0LQ2OiX
— Chip Brown (@ChipBrownOB) September 13, 2013
Unless the Longhorns run the table this could very well mean the end of Mack Brown's time with the team. There has been a growing number of Texas supporters that have been calling for the team to move on for some time. After a so-so win over a poor New Mexico team to start the season and the debacle against BYU Brown's back is definitely against the wall.
In spite of all the calls for Brown's job Dodds has stayed behind the head coach, but if he were to step down that protection would disappear. Even if the Longhorns were to have a winning season it would not be surprising to see Brown and his staff let go anyway.
Sometimes you need to just clean house and start over. If any college could land a top notch coach to follow up Brown it would be one flush with cash like the Longhorns.
All the speculation could be all for nothing.
Should have said Texas denies report that DeLoss Dodds is stepping down as "absolutely not true. Period."
— kbohls (@kbohls) September 13, 2013
Oh the drama! It appears that we may not know for sure till the end of the year, but if Texas were to struggle again this weekend I would not be surprised if the rumors were to intensify in the weeks to come. Not that Dodds or Brown will step down though, but that the duo is going to be fired.