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Tom Herman and Texas Reportedly Fire DC Todd Orlando

FORT WORTH, TEXAS - OCTOBER 26:  Defensive coach Todd Orlando of the Texas Longhorns reacts during play against the TCU Horned Frogs in the second half at Amon G. Carter Stadium on October 26, 2019 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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As we learned, the Longhorns were decidedly not "back" in 2019, and their subpar season has resulted in a big coaching change.

Texas head coach Tom Herman and the program are going to part ways with defensive coordinator Todd Orlando. He was with the team for three years.

After an offseason of hype, the Longhorns sputtered to a 7-5 record that was primarily the result of poor defensive play.

Orlando's unit allowed a disappointing 28.9 points per game, which ranked 75th out of 130 teams. While defense isn't necessarily a priority in the Big 12, that simply doesn't cut it for a team with expectations as high as Texas.

In fact, the defense has gotten worse in each of his three years in the position. They allowed more than a touchdown more per game this year than they did when Orlando took over in 2017.

2019 was viewed as a turn-around year for the Longhorns, but Orlando's defense held them back from reaching their full potential. It's now up to whoever his replacement ends up being to help Texas reach those expected heights.