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Mack Brown talks future staff changes

Mack Brown isn't holding back about the job he and his coaching staff have done so far in 2010.

Brown says he'd give himself and his staff an "F" for the season.

"We are not winning, and that is what we are supposed to do," he said.

The Longhorns are 4-5 and last in the Big 12 South after winning the league in 2009. They have never finished lower than second in the division under Brown. At least two assistants, including offensive coordinator Greg Davis, have come under criticism for the team's struggles, specifically an offense that ranks 91st in scoring.

"We have not been as productive as we should have been with these players, and that does not sound good. It's not pretty, but it is factual," Brown said.

Any staff changes won't be made midseason, Brown says, but he insists he's constantly looking at the big picture.

"It is something that you have to do, but at the same time, during the season you are tired. This season, I have been mad for about half of it, so when you are tired and you are mad, I have been told that you [should] never make decisions," Brown said. "What you do is you research information -- take some time after the season to look at it and see exactly where things are. I do it every year -- good and bad -- and then you try to make the decision that is best."

The Longhorns host No. 10 Oklahoma State on Saturday, and with a loss, will have a four-game home losing streak for the first time since 1956.

Earlier this season, Brown called out his staff and players, saying "If one of your guys is playing bad, I can change him. If three of your guys are playing bad, I've got to change you."

He revisited those comments on Wednesday.

"What I have to do is make sure that I do what I said earlier in the season that everybody seemed to get all upset over. It is amazing to me that it got as much attention as it got, but you look at production. You look at the guy's position. You look at what he has done with it. You look at how it is working. You try to figure out from my standpoint not who is mad at who and who is pointing fingers, but you look at why it was not productive," Brown said. "You look at if one player was not productive or a group of players were not productive, and you try to figure out why. Then you fix whatever it is, and that is the way that you do it. I think that the biggest thing would be that people just want you to fire somebody. You want to make sure you are right."