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Texas Longhorns new HC Charlie Strong praises Mack Brown


The University of Texas Longhorns formally announced Charlie Strong was taking the vacant head coaching job. He follows Mack Brown who re-signed in December and led the Longhorns to a BCS National Championship win and the title game a second time.

Strong praised his predecessor in the statement released by Texas.

“To follow a future Hall of Fame coach like Mack Brown, who built a program that had great success and a reputation of doing it with class and integrity, is extra special,” Strong said. “The National Championship, BCS Bowl wins and all he accomplished in 16 years built on the Longhorn legacy and makes it such an exciting place to be.

“Coach Brown developed such a strong bond with his players, the lettermen, community and high school coaches in this state, and that’s something I hope to build on. He made everyone feel at home. I had the opportunity to speak at the High School Coaches Clinic in Austin a few years ago and Coach Brown introduced Coach (Darrell) Royal, and everyone gave him a standing ovation. Meeting Coach Royal and being around him that day is something I’ll never forget.”

Brown certainly set the bar high.

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