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Mack Brown Resigns As Texas Coach, Will Step Down After Alamo Bowl

By 12.14.13

Mack Brown will resign as head coach of the University of Texas football team after the Dec. 30 Alamo Bowl, as reported by the Longhorn Network.

In a statement, Brown expressed that, “We built a strong football family, reached great heights and accomplished a lot, and for that, I thank everyone…. Now, the program is again being pulled in different directions, and I think the time is right for a change.”

Brown leaves the program nine (or eight, depending upon the bowl game) wins shy of tying Darrell Royal’s all-time wins record with the program, but can claim two outright Big 12 titles and a 2005 national championship during his reign. Current sentiment is because of Brown’s age–he’s 62–he will probably not coach again; instead, he’ll probably transition to a studio analyst role.

The university has not mentioned any potential replacements for Brown. The Longhorns’ flirting with Alabama head coach Nick Saban ended today, as Saban agreed to a contract extension with the Crimson Tide yesterday night.

But Texas’ being Texas, how can one expect the interviewing process to go?



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TOPICS#COLLEGE FOOTBALL
TAGSMACK BROWNNICK SABANSPORTSTEXAS LONGHORNS

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