Austin, Texas — This is not to reflect on the caliber of the Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Award, but Mack Brown would gladly swap it for a fair shake in national championship politics. There are two human polls and several computer polls that get fed a diet of stuff he doesn’t understand, and the computer geeks won’t explain what it bases its vote on.
So that’s where we stood (or sat) in his office on the first day of spring football practice at Texas. Mack is one of the voting coaches. “It used to be a secret ballot, but not any more. I’d prefer it that way. I come in late at night after a game, I rush to get the scores, just who won or lost, no details, and I have to cast my vote in the dark,” he said. “I don’t like that.”
He is thinking of resigning from the electorate, but the timing is bad. He doesn’t want to look like a sore loser. But he is sore. Texas beat Oklahoma on neutral ground. In Dallas, about midway between Austin and Norman. Each lost one game, but the