Tonight has been a fast moving night in the world of college football head coaching. On the heels of reports that Alabama and Nick Saban have agreed to a multi-year extension, so too come reports that Texas Longhorns officials have decided that Mack Brown will remain the head coach at the University of Texas.
BREAKING: Source tells me that Mack Brown, following mtg w school prez and AD, will remain coach of the Longhorns.
— Bobby Burton (@BobbyBurton247) December 14, 2013
The report comes after quotes from Texas Athletic Director Steve Patterson surfaced which implied that Mack Brown wasn’t going to be fired or forced to resign. A lot of people were trying to decipher what the quote meant and it appears we now know.
Brown remaining the head coach of Texas may have had a lot to do with the school losing out on the chance to lure in Saban to the job as the reports of both coaches staying put coming out at about the same time seems too convenient to be coincidence. The report also flies in the face of several others that surfaced this week suggesting the Brown would be out at Texas by week’s end.
Either way, we knew a decision on Brown’s future would likely come down today and it indeed did. Perhaps Brown’s job was saved by Saban’s extension at Alabama, perhaps this was always what was going to happen. Either way, Mack Brown won’t be leaving his job and will remain the Texas Longhorns head coach for at least another season.