Mack Brown reportedly seeking larger buyout package from Texas
Mack Brown may have been pushed out as the head coach at Texas, but that doesn’t mean he is done with the Longhorns altogether. By relinquishing his position, Brown is reportedly entitled to make $500,000 per year as a special advisor to Texas president Bill Powers through 2020. However, the 62-year-old may be aiming higher.
According to The Austin-American Statesman, Brown is looking to make more than twice the amount that was supposedly agreed upon in his contract. He could be seeking as much as $1.3 million annually over the next seven years. A high-ranking Texas source reportedly told The Statesman that any figure that high would not be not be approved.
Texas would have had to pay Brown a one-time payment of $2.75 million if he was fired before the end of the year. By allowing him to step down, it would seem obvious that school officials wants him to remain with the program.
There have also been reports that Brown has had as many as three head coaching offers from other schools, so making $500,000 per year as a special advisor at Texas is probably not his only option. That said, I’m sure Texas would rather let him walk than pay more than $1 million annually for someone who is not coaching the team.