On Tuesday afternoon, Chip Brown of Orangebloods.com set the internet abuzz when he reported Texas Longhorns’ head coach Mack Brown was going to step down after 16 years as head coach.
“Mack Brown loves Texas and wants what’s in the best interest of Texas and what’s in the best interest of Mack Brown,” a “high-level source” told Brown. “I don’t think it’s been an easy decision. But he doesn’t want negativity around the program he helped unify.”
Brown quickly denied the rumor.
However, now two different ESPN reporters are reporting that Chip Brown’s initial report, which he has stood by, is true.
Joe Schad reports “Mack Brown has had active discussions with Texas officials about his intention to resign” and “there is a good chance Mack Brown’s resignation will become official later this week.”
Brett McMurhpy now reports Brown is “expected to resign by end of week.”
Brown, who has a 158-47 record, including the 2005 National Championship, at Texas, has really struggled recently. Since losing the national championship game in 2009, the Longhorns have gone 5-7, 8-5, 9-4 and 8-4.