Mack Brown has been working as a college football analyst since he was pushed out as the head coach at Texas last year. Brown is now 63 and is probably enjoying his less stressful occupation, but there could be at least one job waiting for him if he decides he wants to coach again.
According to Bruce Feldman of Fox Sports, people connected to the SMU football program are “intrigued” by the thought of Brown coaching the Mustangs. SMU coach June Jones stepped down earlier this month, so the team is looking for a new head coach.
Brown coached Texas from 1998 to 2013 and won a national championship in 2006. He was one of the best recruiters in the nation during his time with the Longhorns, which is likely why SMU has interest. Brown has plenty of experience recruiting in the state of Texas.
As SMU alumnus Eric Dickerson reminded us earlier this month, the Mustangs are a horrible team. They are 0-4 on the season and have scored just 12 — that’s right, 12 — points in their four losses. SMU has been outscored 202-12 and is one of the worst teams in the nation.
Does Brown, a legendary coach, want to leave his job as an ESPN analyst to take on what could be an impossible task? I highly doubt it.