Dec 7, 2013; Waco, TX, USA; Texas Longhorns head coach Mack Brown watches from the sidelines against the Baylor Bears during the second half at Floyd Casey Stadium. The Bears won 30-10 to win the Big 12 championship. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Yahoo Report: Texas president made final, last-minute call on Mack Brown


We may never truly know what exactly went down in the events that led up to the resignation of former Texas Longhorns head coach Mack Brown, but in today’s world, we can get a pretty good idea and there’s no one better to give us that idea than Yahoo’s Pat Forde.

In a report filed by Forde, Brown was apparently set to stay on as the Longhorns head coach. He held a breakfast for recruits and even had a positive meeting with new Athletic Director Steve Patterson.

But, it was what happened shortly after Patterson left that meeting that things took a drastic change.

Texas president Bill Powers, who reportedly had been in support of Mack, had changed his mind last minute and informed Patterson that he had to tell the long-time Longhorns head coach to resign immediately, which he ultimately ended up doing.

Of course, as is the case with almost everything in this politically-driven world, Powers’ change of heart came due to pressure from Texas regents threatening to pull their support of the president if he did not show Mack the door.

Again, we may never know what REALLY happened, but this scenario reported by the always-credible Forde seems logical to me.

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