Mack Brown makeover

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas coach Mack Brown says he "back in the game" and the entire Longhorns program is re-energized after a dismal 2010 and a tumultuous two months of hiring an almost entirely new staff.

After a 5-7 season and missing a bowl game, Brown hired six new assistant coaches, including new offensive and defensive coordinators. He also did a confidential survey of all his playersand what they thought was wrong with the team.

Brown said Monday the most important part was his self-evaluation. He believes he never got over the disappointment of losing the 2009 national championship game and it affected the entire season.

Brown says every player and coach has "clean slate" going forward.

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