Report: Mack Brown Resigns at Texas

December 14, 2013 at 7:24p    by Jordan Wagner
Mack Brown to resign from Texas.
According to the Longhorn Network, Mack Brown will resign as Texas head coach after Texas's bowl game against Oregon. This news comes as a surprise after reports surfaced that Brown would remain the Texas coach for one more season. 

Who didn't see this one coming? The Longhorns will now be in the market for a head coach, but you can almost rule out Nick Saban after he signed an extension with Alabama, last night. 


1stYrBuckIClub's picture

Saban to Texas lives!

OSU_ALUM_05's picture

Well we're about to find out how good of a job TX is these days

Your story about Jim Harbaugh is cool.  Tell it again.

Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

That sound you hear is ShaggyBevo imploding.

Jonnferrell's picture

Bevo Burgers for everyone!

"I miss Brady Hoke."

osu07asu10's picture

I think if they really want to lock up Texas as their own fertile recruiting grounds they need to stop the momentum of either Baylor of Texas A&M. If I am Texas, I go after Briles first, Sumlin (forget his extension) second.

"They don't know what they don't know." - Coach Mick

ATXbucknut's picture

That did escalate quickly...and down goes Brown...

The Braden's picture

I can't stop watching this.

Danify's picture

Don't go into the light!

BeijingBucks's picture

this is just so... wrong.  and yet i'm fixated



None can love freedom heartily, but good men; the rest love not freedom, but license. ~ John Milton

TilstheHun3's picture

I'm so confused... Mack leaving, Saban coming, Mack staying, Saban staying, Mack leaving... when will it ever end?

What is this? A center for ants?!? How can we be expected to teach children to learn how to read if they can't even fit inside the building?

BassDropper's picture

Hopefully never


Kaceybrown's picture

Just let go Mack...

pjtobin's picture

That mower is badass! I want one!!! It reminds me of Mr. Hyde for some reason?

Bury me in my away jersey, with my buckeye blanket. A diehard who died young. Rip dad. 

TilstheHun3's picture

Tobin, haven't seen you on here for a while! Welcome back :)

What is this? A center for ants?!? How can we be expected to teach children to learn how to read if they can't even fit inside the building?

teddyballgame's picture

they have to throw a ton of money at briles and hope it sticks

PittBuckeye's picture

Doubt he's their first choice, wouldn't be mine anyway.

Nick's picture

I don't think Saban's extension rules him out, but I would assume they would want someone younger than him. 

PittBuckeye's picture

There are very few schools who I don't think would offer the biggest contract they could afford to Saban if they thought he mite take it. 
They get Saban they get every recruit in Texas that they want (except Meech he's coming home). And they're a top 5 team within 2 years.

Nick's picture

They already have their pick of the Texas players. Gary Patterson would be a good pickup and he would cost a lot less than Saban.

onetwentyeight's picture

They've had fierce competition in the last couple years as the program declined and kids decided they'd rather score tons of points for cool-sunglasses-visor-wearing-Bro Sumlim and Johnny Footbawl rather than suffer through embarrassing losses with Grampa Mack and a disgruntled fanbase. 

SC Buckeye's picture

Since Muschamp was previously the Coach-In-Waiting and he is currently coaching at the Dumpster Fire that is Florida, what's the likelihood that he'll be considered?

JozyMozy's picture

well, uh...bare cupboard aside, he's been way, way less than impressive.

FitzBuck's picture

Great bare cupboard utilization.  

Fitzbuck | Toledo - Ohio's right armpit | "A troll by any other name is still a troll".

OSUEXT's picture

He has been way more successive than Chizik was

oregonianbuckeye's picture

Two names to consider: Lane Kiffin and Bobby Petrino. 

BuckeyeVet's picture

Schadenfreude lives! Laughing my ass off! If Mack Brown planned it this way for maximum effect (and to keep Saban out of Texas) he couldn't have done it better. The only thing that would make it more fun to watch is if a pissed off Mack Brown takes a job in the Big 12 at another school.

"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read."          - Groucho Marx


Jordan Wagner's picture

A lot of experts seem to be speculating on Jimbo Fisher. I think David Shaw would be great for the job. 

Chief B1G Dump's picture

David Shaw = class act.
Probably my favorite coach outside of Urban.

I would be curious to see how he did outside of Stanford.

JozyMozy's picture

Here, here. I'm a huge David Shaw fan. 

BassDropper's picture

Don't shoot the messenger 



InvertMyVeer's picture


Football is complicated...

BuckeyeVet's picture

Well, I can't shoot a fellow Buckeye, but you do need punched at least!

"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read."          - Groucho Marx


BassDropper's picture

Are you this stale in real life? It's wikipedia, dude.


BuckeyeVet's picture

@Bass - I understand that. I was making a joke. I didn't think that the sarcasm font was appropriate, but I should have used it anyway.  As sometimes happens, nuance is lost on the internet. My apologies!

"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read."          - Groucho Marx


BassDropper's picture

My bad man. I figured that was where the DV came from. Threw you one to counter the DV I threw your way. Fellow posters give my man Vet some Upvotes.


BuckeyeVet's picture

No problem! You got no DV from me (yeah, that was a little weird that you got a DV for what I thought was a pretty funny post). Btw, I enjoy your comments here - you've been spot on with some of your observations.

"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read."          - Groucho Marx


BassDropper's picture

appreciate ya


JozyMozy's picture

upvotes all around for both of you. let's hug it out.

TilstheHun3's picture

It has been changed back... now to find out who was behind this desecration.

What is this? A center for ants?!? How can we be expected to teach children to learn how to read if they can't even fit inside the building?

Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

IPs are logged on the edit page.

Hovenaut's picture

I don't advocare in the world...

NoVA Buckeye's picture

I could make a joke here...
But I'd rather not

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.

rkylet83's picture

New Texas coach (insert good coach name here)

JozyMozy's picture


onetwentyeight's picture

Saban has no buy-out clause in his Bama contract. Meaning he could leave at anytime, since we have this thing in Murrica called the 13th Amendment that prevents forced labor. Aka if your contract has no buyout (or restrictive covenant, but that's not relevant here) you can leave at anytime and all they can do is ... stop paying you. I so desperately want to knock Bama fans off their high horse. Their rage-filled tears would taste very, very sweet.

allbucksallthetime's picture

According to reports, Mack Brown stepped aside so as to not further divide the fan base.  I've always liked Mack Brown and believe he is one of the classiest people coaching college football.
UT should be able to get a hired gun to ignite some passion and energy back into the program. With their money and recruiting base, UT could very well be back at a high level within a couple of years.  Go Bucks!

UrbanPirate's picture

I wish the USC job was still vacant... How crazy would that be: MACK BROWN TO USC!!

Just... Go Bucks.


OSUStu's picture

I'm just glad this was his own decision.

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

WOLFofOHIO's picture

Poor Mack brown...well.. Bob stoops. Come on down!!!

there is no greater joy than watching Michigan get slammed. in anything

GR8TBUCKS's picture

Is it Texas Tech that has that young coach? He may be a possibility.


jkrk's picture

Until Saban steps over Texas's convulsing body in the hallway I'll hold out hope that he'll leave the SEC.

lamplighter's picture

Why not Bert?  He sorta looks like Bevo

Kaceybrown's picture

He looks like bevo's ass

buckifishr's picture

He would try to barbeque the mascot on the sideline.

GOOMBAY's picture

Charlie Weis has a decided schematic advantage for locking this up.

741's picture

Charlie Weis is still alive?

BuckeyeVet's picture

Hey, if Weis leaves, then Brown can take his spot!

"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read."          - Groucho Marx


texasbuckeye's picture

I loved that he waited til the day after Saban finally signed his new deal with Bama

Kevbo714's picture

Totally planned...

Tom Crean listens to Nickelback...

BuckeyeChris's picture

I haven't heard/read anyone suggest this, but assuming no Saban and no Urban... what about BOb?  Seems to me that would make a lot of sense. He leaves State Penn for an opportunity to play in a few bowl games/win a few championships before inevitably taking over in New England. 
Just seems a more plausible option than Saban/Meyer, etc... 

PittBuckeye's picture

I think if he leaves PSU it's for the NFL.

Kurt's picture

Pete Carroll.  

You can't spell chump without UM's picture

What about Mike Leach? An old Big 12 coach who was at a rival school of Texas. It would be a big middle finger to Texas Tech.

Brady Hoke ate my comment