While Brown won a national title and that is nothing to sneeze at, his record in the Big 12 wasn't that great. Texas only played in 3 Big 12 title games and won 2 under Brown. Oklahoma played in 8 Big 12 title games and won 7.
"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."