Brown finally finds everything in place
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. -- It was New Year's 2004, and Mack Brown's personal misery index was spiking.
His Texas Longhorns had just lost 28-20 to Washington State in the Holiday Bowl, a dismal performance against an inferior team. (Brown's blunt appraisal: "We stunk.") In a couple of days, he would watch hated rival Oklahoma play LSU for the national championship -- a trip the Sooners paved with a 52-point detonation of the Horns in their annual October meeting in Dallas.
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