Mack Brown to resign as Texas head coach
Brown coached Texas for 16 seasons, accumulating a record of 157-45. His peak of course came with the 2006 national championship, defeating USC on the back and legs of Vince Young. Texas went back to the title game in 2010, only to lose to Alabama.
Since then, it's been relatively tough time for Texas. Their records the last four years: 5-7, 8-5, 9-4, 8-4. This year has seen multiple defensive breakdowns and the mid-season firing of the defensive coordinator. The result has been a feeding frenzy about Brown and his future. No one expected him to keep his job, but given all his previous success, separating the coach from the school would be delicate. Brown ended that by pulling the trigger himself.
Texas becomes the most desirable open job. However, that job will not be filled by Nick Saban. Hours before Brown resigned, Saban signed an extension with Alabama that will pay him $7 million a year. His exact quote, "I never considered going to Texas." In other words, Saban used the speculation about Texas to get more money out of Alabama. Well played.