Texas will pay Mack Brown $2.75 million that would have been owed him if he had been fired, and place him in a $500,000 per year job as a special assistant to the president for athletics.
New Texas coach Charlie Strong may be happy to have the job, but he certainly doesn’t like what he’s seen from the Longhorns the last four years: No Big 12 titles and at least four losses every season.
Jameis Winston said he joked with Jimbo Fisher about speculation the coach will leave Florida State for Texas, and said if it happens he’d want to go, too.
Quarterback Marcus Mariota had 386 total yards and No. 10 Oregon returned two interceptions for touchdowns, spoiling Texas coach Mack Brown’s farewell with a runaway 30-7 victory in the Alamo Bowl.
New Texas athletic director says Steve Patterson says he expects a successor to Mack Brown will be found in the next two weeks.
Texas wants a fond farewell for coach Mack Brown after the tension surrounding his resignation, and the Ducks were denied a BCS bowl for the first time in five years.
Brown will be coaching his 206th and final game at Texas when the Longhorns take on No. 10 Oregon in the Alamo Bowl on Dec. 30.
Members of the Texas search committee that helped select athletic director Steve Patterson also will assist in finding a successor to football coach Mack Brown.
A Las Vegas book names current Louisville head coach Charlie Strong as the favorite to replace Mack Brown in Austin.
At Texas, several university regents and a former regent were involved in a meeting with Saban’s agent last January to gauge the coach’s interest in coming to Texas.
After 16 years as head football coach at Texas, Mack Brown said on Sunday, “It’s time for me to move on and for someone else to come in and restart the program.”