Oct 26, 2013; Fort Worth, TX, USA; Texas Longhorns head coach Mack Brown watches his team warm up before the game against the TCU Horned Frogs at Amon G. Carter Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Texas President and Athletic Director issue statement on Mack Brown's resignation


Texas Longhorn’s head coach Mack Brown has resigned officially on Saturday. He will stay on to coach through the Valero Alamo Bowl on December 30th. Texas leaders have addressed his resignation with a statement via the school’s website.

Steve Patterson, Texas Men’s Athletics Director:

“We appreciate everything Mack has done for The University of Texas. He’s been a tremendous coach, mentor, leader and ambassador for our university and our student-athletes. He is truly a college football legend. I’ve had a number of talks with him recently, and he has always said he wanted what was best for The University of Texas. I know this decision weighed heavily on him, and today he told us he’s ready to move forward.”

William Powers Jr., University of Texas at Austin President:

“This is a very difficult day for everyone in The University of Texas family. Mack Brown is one of the best football coaches in the country, a tremendous representative of our University, and, most importantly, a great friend. He has produced championship teams with tremendous student-athletes and has always done so with the utmost class and integrity. Mack is just the best and he will be missed. With that said, I’m excited for the future and the opportunity to work with him in a new capacity for the years to come and am thrilled that he and Sally will remain part of our family. He is an unbelievable resource for us and will always be a valuable member of the Longhorn community.”

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