Posted by Tom Fornelli
It's becoming somewhat of a December tradition. Texas has a disappointing season and then the rumors of Mack Brown retiring begin. Those rumors have been put to rest by anyone at Texas whom you might ask about them, but it seems athletic director DeLoss Dodds wants to do something that will really put an end to the retirement rumors.
Dodds is hoping to give Mack Brown a contract extension.
“I’m just tired of all the conversations (about Brown’s retirement),” Dodds told the Austin American-Statesman. “Continuity is of the essence. It’s more about stability than anything else. Mack’s comfortable with what he’s doing right now. I think he’s very comfortable. He’s enjoying it. I’ve been around him 14 years, and he seems to be into it. Everything I know points to him being happy and wanting to do it for a while.”
Dodds wouldn't go into how long of an extension it would be, but Brown's current contract runs through the 2016 season and pays him $5.2 million annually. Dodds did say that there are no plans to give Brown a raise on his current salary, though considering he's already one of the highest paid coaches in the country, that's understandable.
As for when Brown would get his extension, Texas regents won't discuss the extension until the next time they're together, and that won't be until February. Which is after signing day, so expect the retirement rumors to continue until then.