Former Texas head coach Mack Brown will lead the football feasible study committee at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, the school announced on Friday.
“I am thrilled and honored to have been selected to lead this committee,” Brown said in a press release. “The opportunity to build a college football program from the ground up is unique, and I’m excited to be involved in the process. I know there are many passionate football fans in the Rio Grande Valley, and I can’t think of a better place to launch a college football program.”
The committee will work with consultants to conduct the feasibility study.
From from 1998–2013 Brown coached Texas, where he won a national championship in 2005 and played for another in 2009. He retired in 2013 and now serves as a special assistant to the nen’s athletics director and president at The University of Texas. Since retiring, the 64-year-old also serves as a college football analyst for ABC and ESPN.