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

12.14.13 4 years ago 7 Comments

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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