News continues to develop surrounding the dismissal of now-former Texas Defensive Coordinator Manny Diaz, and on Monday, Mack Brown and some of the Horns' leading men took to the podium for the first time since the announcement Sunday afternoon.
Brown, players, and other coaches were quick to share the blame for Saturday's monstrosity against BYU, but it was evident that Manny Diaz was the one to take the fall. A decision that Mack said needed to be made to keep winning ball games.
"[The defensive staff] knew there was a short leash, they knew they had to pick it up, and after Saturday night, I wasn't going to let what happened last year happen this year," Brown said Monday. "These guys have worked so hard that they want to win, and they know I want to win, and they know that's a hard decision and I wouldn't have made it unless I needed to make it to make us better."
ESPN.com's Sean Adams sat down with Ricky Doyle to break down the decision and explanation behind the changes, laid out by Mack in the Monday Press Conference.
Meanwhile among all the defensive issues, Daje Johnson and David Ash are both on the injured list. Ash is being evaluated after a reported head injury Saturday and is questionable for the Ole Miss game this weekend. Johnson, however, hurt his foot and ankle in Provo, and will not play against the Rebels.
In non-football news, a new all-women's cycling event is coming to Austin. Esprit De She hosts all-women's athletic events around the country and they're bringing a cycling event to the South Austin location of Lifetime Fitness on September 14th. The event will not only feature a of a variety of ride lengths and even stationary bike participation, but it wraps up with a pool party and mimosas to finish.
You can find more information and registration info here: