Media savvy journalism Professor Larry Carlson (photos below of him interviewing Randy McEachern and Coach Akers) has written one of the most succinct in-depth articles about Longhorn football from 1957-2021. While I do not agree with many of his comments, I share his passion and frustration with the demise of good fundamental football that led to four national championships and at least 10 near misses for national titles in (1961, 1964, 1968, 1977, 1981, 1983, 2001 2004, 2008, and 2009. ) Larry's article is long, so it is broken into 5 Chapters: 1) Longhorn football from 2010-2021 2) Theories of the demise of Texas football 3) The changes in demographics, politics, economics, and the advent of social media influence on Texas football. 4) The status of Texas football 1982- 2021. 5) 1957-1984 - While many/most Hornfan contemporaries will consider this era ancient history, it still remains the standard-bearer for Longhorn football greatness. Mack Brown's teams were the closest to statistically comparing to the DKR and Akers era, and Professor Carlson shares his thoughts on the great years produced by the Mack Brown teams. Billy Dale The History of Longhorn Sports.