Oct 12, 2013; Dallas, TX, USA; Texas Longhorns head coach Mack Brown celebrates winning the game against the Oklahoma Sooners after the Red River Rivalry at Cotton Bowl Stadium. The Texas Longhorns beat the Oklahoma Sooners 36-20. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Mack Brown’s statement on resigning from Texas


The Longhorn Network broke the news that Texas head coach Mack Brown was stepping down after the Valero Alamo Bowl on Sunday. Brown released a statement through the school’s website:

“Sally and I were brought to Texas 16 years ago to pull together a football program that was divided. With a lot of passion, hard work and determination from the kids, coaches and staff, we did that. We built a strong football family, reached great heights and accomplished a lot, and for that, I thank everyone. It’s been a wonderful ride. Now, the program is again being pulled in different directions, and I think the time is right for a change.”

“I love The University of Texas, all of its supporters, the great fans and everyone that played and coached here. I can’t thank DeLoss Dodds enough for bringing our family here, and Bill Powers and the administration for supporting us at a place where I have made lifelong friendships. It is the best coaching job and the premier football program in America. I sincerely want it to get back to the top and that’s why I am stepping down after the bowl game. I hope with some new energy, we can get this thing rolling again.”

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  • Bigbraz

    You aren’t on top because of Mack. The company conference is and will be down for some years. Texas and the Big 12 need to realize what they did to that conference by creating the Longhorn network. The Big 12 will be second tier conference years to come.