Good post. Mack's breakdown per Rivals:
1998 - #1
1999 - #6
2000 - #6
2001 - #1?
UT finished top 5 last year, so I don't think you can say he's underachieved. Macovic left some talent, but the 2002 edition of the Horns may the most talented.
Mack has certainly lost some games he should have won though. But, I think you can say that about every coach.
"Not only do I think he is the Rookie of the Year right now, I think outside of (San Diego Chargers running back) LaDainian Tomlinson, he may be the MVP of the league,'' Baldinger said. "He has far exceeded everybody's expectations. The fact he's having this kind of success so early on a team that, let's face it ... isn't the most talented in the league. ... They look like geniuses for taking him.''