Texas' Mack Brown to Retire? Report says so
If Mack Brown were to retire, however, it would not be entirely surprising. He is 60 years old and has coached Texas since 1998. However, since going to the BCS National Championship Game after the 2009 season, the Brown's Longhorns posted a 6-6 record last season and are 7-4 thus far this year. Some have speculated that the team's up-and-down performances are because big-time recruits from the state of Texas used to go to UT by default, but in recent years schools from outside the state have begun recruiting in Texas hard. Case and point, two of the nation's best players: Stanford's Andrew Luck and Oregon's LaMichael James are both Texans that got away (there are plenty of other examples such as Dez Bryant and Matthew Stafford).
What is more troubling for Texas is that its coach-in-waiting got tired of waiting last offseason and bolted. Will Muschamp left the Longhorns's sidelines to take the University of Florida head coaching gig. So Texas does not have a hand-picked replacement.
Not that that should stop the Longhorns from getting a big-name coach. Just about any coach would go gaga over the UT job. Texas is one of the nation's most storied football programs and it has one of the largest football budgets and football fan bases (maybe the largest) in the nation.
Will Mack Brown retire on Saturday? No one but him knows for sure, but if he does, Texas' coaching search may steal the offseason spotlight from Ohio State hiring Urban Meyer.
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