Texas fires Manny Diaz after loss to BYU


Manny Diaz was on a short leash entering the season. He can now add former defensive coordinator at Texas to his resume as he was let go on Sunday.

The Longhorns gave up 679 yards of total offense against BYU on Saturday night, with the Cougars rushing for 550 yards. BYU quarterback Taysom Hill finished with 259 yards rushing while running back Jamaal Williams had 182 yards of his own.

It was the latest embarrassment for the Longhorns on defense since the arrival of Diaz.

In 2012 the Longhorns defense gave up 403.4 yards per game, the worst number in school history.

To replace Diaz the Longhorns have brought back Greg Robinson. Robinson served as the defensive coordinator at Texas in 2004 before gong to have a 10-37 run at Syracuse from 2005-2008. Robinson last served as the defensive coordinator at Michigan under Rich Rodriguez.

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