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Texas Fans Are Turning On Shaka Smart

A closeup of Shaka Smart during a Texas Game.

AUSTIN, TX - NOVEMBER 29: Head coach Shaka Smart of the Texas Longhorns reacts as his team is defeated by the Texas-Arlington Mavericks 72-61at the Frank Erwin Center on November 29, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Chris Covatta/Getty Images)

Texas' hiring of Shaka Smart in 2015 was lauded by nearly everyone. The young head coach starred at VCU and seemed primed for a major opportunity.

Since then, though, the Longhorns have had serious mixed results. The program has made two NCAA Tournaments in three seasons, but it's yet to win a game.

Today, Texas blew a 14-point lead in the opening round of the 2018 NCAA Tournament, falling to Nevada in an insane game.

Longhorns fans appear to be turning on their once-darling head coach. It's tough to blame them.

The results just aren't there right now. And the future isn't exactly promising.

The record over three years: 500 overall, 23-31 Big XII record, zero NCAAT wins in three years. Yikes.

The ending of today's game in regulation was a disaster.

The 2018-19 season is going to be a critical one for Smart and his program. Results need to be there.