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Texas athletic director DeLoss Dodds remains supportive of coach Mack Brown despite the Longhorns' early struggles this season.

"Mack's fine," Dodds told the American-Statesman on Wednesday morning. "I know we didn't play well Saturday. Mack will know if he should be coaching (at Texas) or shouldn't be. I know this is my responsibility, and I'm not shying away from it. The bottom line is I'm for the kids and the coaches."

Texas fired defensive coordinator Manny Diaz on Sunday and replaced him with Greg Robinson in the wake of Saturday's 40-21 loss to BYU. Dodds said he agreed with Brown's decision to make the change.

The Longhorns (1-1) fell out of the national rankings after the loss at BYU. They face Mississippi at home on Saturday.

Since 2010, Texas has a mediocre 23-17 record considering Brown's teams were 101-16 between 2001 and 2009.

But with 151 wins at Texas, Brown is 16 behind legendary Darrell Royal on the school's career list.

"Mack loves the game. He's good for Texas," Dodds told the American-Statesman. "He's going to be a part of what his future is. I think the perfect storm scenario is apropos. I told Mack, 'It's a long season. There's lots of time to do good things.'"
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