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Nov 9, 2013; Morgantown, WV, USA; Texas Longhorns head coach Mack Brown (center) looks on during the game against the West Virginia Mountaineers at Milan Puskar Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

Mack Brown resigns as Texas Longhorns head coach

Well, now the speculation is all over. Reports earlier on Saturday surfaced that stated the future of Mack Brown with the Texas Longhorns would rest in his own hands and an official announcement has finally been made.

After plenty of rumors surrounding his future, we have learned that Brown will be stepping down as head coach of the Longhorns.

The news means that a 16-year coaching stint that included one national title and two Big 12 titles with the Longhorns is now over.

The Longhorn Network passed along the news on Saturday night:

With Brown now out, the Longhorns will begin their search for a new head coach.

Texas made no secret about the fact that they were actively going after Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban, but Saban’s contract extension will likely take him out of play and leave the Longhorns looking elsewhere.

It was a great career for Brown in Austin and it is unfortunate to see him go out this way, but you have to believe that Brown’s hand was forced regardless of what the reports may say.

Who do you think should replace Brown as the Longhorns head coach? Sound off in the comments section below with your thoughts.

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