Mack Brown resigns as Texas Longhorns coach
Texas Longhorns head coach Mack Brown is resigning, according to the Longhorn Network official Twitter page.
Brown has informed the team of his decision but will coach the Alamo Bowl on Dec. 30. The 8-4 Longhorns started the season with national titles hopes, but finished their season 7-2 in the Big 12 conference.
Brown, 62, earns around $5.4 million annually and was under contract until 2020. He met on Friday with University of Texas president Bill Powers and athletic director Steve Patterson to discuss his future with the team.
An ESPN report on the matter said Brown had previously confided in those close to him that he was going to resign, but became "enraged" when the news leaked to the media. From the report:
"ESPN has had the story wrong," Brown said. "Everybody just needs to slow down. I have a good relationship with my bosses, Bill Powers and Steve Patterson, and I look forward to making the best decision (about my future)."
Multiple sources tell ESPN's Holly Rowe that the decsion on Brown's job status is his alone and he has the support of Powers and Patterson.
Brown, who has been with the team for the past 16 years, had great success with the Longhorns, especially from 2001-2009, when the team went 101-16, won two Big 12 titles and the 2005 national championship. The Longhorns returned to the national championship in 2009, but lost to Alabama.