Earlier in the month, Texas Longhorns head coach Mack Brown announced he would be stepping down. It ended season’s long speculation surrounding his job and he said the Valero Alamo Bowl will be his final game.
At the time, 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.”
The Longhorns’ marching band honored Brown by spelling out his name during the halftime show at the Alamo Bowl.
— Jedi ASU (@JediASU) December 31, 2013
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