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Mack Brown predicts the Longhorns’ CFB Playoff fate. Here’s how Texas fans responded

Former UT head football coach Mack Brown sings “The Eyes Of Texas” with his team after a win over TCU in 2013.
Former UT head football coach Mack Brown sings “The Eyes Of Texas” with his team after a win over TCU in 2013. Star-Telegram

Texas might be back.

At the very least, Tom Herman’s team continues to climb the rankings. On Sunday, the Longhorns moved up to the No. 6 spot in the latest Associated Press poll.

UT was previously ranked No. 9, but Ohio State, previously ranked No. 2, dropped seven spots after getting upset by Purdue on Saturday night.

Texas currently occupies first place in the Big 12 (4-0) and would secure a bid in the conference title game by winning out.

And if the Longhorns win out and win the Big 12 championship game, it’s possible they’ll be in the conversation for one of the four College Football Playoff spots.

But former UT head coach and current ESPN analyst doesn’t see things playing out that way. On the ESPN show ‘Championship Drive,’ Brown did not have Texas in the any of the four playoff spots. He didn’t even have his former program in his top six.

Here’s his projection and explanation.



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