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Mack Brown wanted Charlie Weis in Austin

Posted on: January 31, 2011 5:47 pm
Posted by Tom Fornelli

The Texas Longhorns have had a lot of turnover on their coaching staff this offseason. Some changes were made by choice (Greg Davis for Brian Harsin) and others by necessity (Will Muschamp leaving for Florida). Ironically, the one change that Mack Brown wanted to make was altered dramatically thanks to the change he didn't want.

According to Kirk Bohls in The Statesman, Mack Brown's initial choice to replace Greg Davis as offensive coordinator was Charlie Weis, but then Muschamp left for Gainesville and things got complicated.
Mack Brown's first choice for offensive coordinator, I am told by two sources, was Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Charlie Weis, and the Texas head coach all but considered it a done deal that the former Notre Dame head coach would join his staff in Austin. However, Weis' high school senior son bonded with Longhorns defensive coordinator Will Muschamp and had planned to learn under him at Texas, until Muschamp bolted for Florida and the entire Weis family followed.
Texas would then move on to Brian Harsin, who isn't exactly a terrible consolation prize given the success of the offenses he ran at Boise State. Still, the fact that Brown thought he had Weis locked up, and then lost him and Muschamp to Florida is somewhat of an apt description for Texas football in 2010 overall. The only thing missing from the equation was a Garrett Gilbert interception.

Since: Sep 20, 2009
Posted on: January 31, 2011 9:54 pm

Mack Brown wanted Charlie Weis in Austin

Mack Brown is a Tool he left North Carolina high and dry flew a plane over Stillwater lost his coach in waiting  put a extra second on the clock last year why doesnt he pick up Mike Torbush the man only helped him win at Carolina  but he left him high and dry.Sorry Mack Brown  has no class and only loves himself

Since: Aug 18, 2010
Posted on: January 31, 2011 5:53 pm

Mack Brown wanted Charlie Weis in Austin

One of my buddies, a big time Gator booster, told me this story about 10 days ago.  I thought he was full of crap.  Obviously, his information was good. 

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