Mack Brown resigns as Texas coach
A day after it was reported that Brown was fighting for his job and that he would remain as the coach of the Texas Longorhons, Texas announced that the 62-year-old would resign.
The Longhorn Network first reported the news and added that Brown told his players and recruits about his plans.
Brown will coach Texas for the Alamo Bowl game against Oregon on Dec. 30. That likely won’t shape up as a nice sendoff for him as Oregon is a much better team.
Texas issued this statement from Brown:
“Now, the program is again being pulled in different directions, and I think the time is right for a change. I love The University of Texas, all of its supporters, the great fans and everyone that played and coached here. I can’t thank DeLoss Dodds enough for bringing our family here, and Bill Powers and the administration for supporting us at a place where I have made lifelong friendships. It is the best coaching job and the premier football program in America. I sincerely want it to get back to the top and that’s why I am stepping down after the bowl game. I hope with some new energy, we can get this thing rolling again.”
Speculation had been swirling throughout the week that Brown would resign before long, so the news comes as no surprise.
After taking over Texas in 1998, Brown returned the football program to national prominence. He won double-digit games every season from 2001-2009 and he brought the school a national championship in the 2005 season. The success he enjoyed was on par with Darrell Royal, and he will be remembered by Longhorns fans for all the great things he did for the school much more than the last four disappointing seasons that led to his resignation.