The Texas Longhorns are entering Saturday’s match up against the Baylor Bears with plenty of questions surrounding their head coaching position for next year. The Nick Saban to Texas rumors just won’t go away and there are now reports that Brown’s future is unknown as the Longhorns prepare for their regular-season finale.
“It’s up in the air,” one source told Pete Thamel of Sports Illustrated. “My thought is he’ll probably do the right thing for himself and Texas and step down. But coaches have something in their DNA that don’t normally let them do that. How many times have you seen it? With [Joe] Paterno or [Bobby] Bowden? People forget Darrell Royal was 5-5-1 in his last season.
“I don’t think anyone knows what Mack is thinking. Everyone is sitting around for the Saturday game to be over and for him to say something.”
With a win over Baylor, the Longhorns will hold at least a share of the Big-12 title. If they get the win and Oklahoma upsets Oklahoma State, Texas would win the conference championship outright.
If that is the case, it will be hard for anyone to say that Mack Brown should walk away. However, if the Longhorns lose on Saturday, the calls for Brown to be fired will once against be running rampant.
Once we know the decision from Brown, we will know whether or not the Longhorns head coaching gig will be vacant heading in to next season. If the latter is the case, then prepare to get ready for more and more Saban rumors to surface.