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Texas hopes to extend Mack Brown

Posted on: December 27, 2011 12:20 pm
Edited on: December 27, 2011 12:21 pm
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.

Since: Oct 29, 2006
Posted on: December 27, 2011 12:36 pm

Texas hopes to extend Mack Brown

Wow.  Really?  He is signed thru 2016 already so why give a man an extension for having 2 crappy seasons in a row?  And yes, they were crappy considering they are consistently in the top 10 in recruiting every year.  Don't get me wrong, I cannot stand the Horns and I think they are overrated year in and year out.  I firmly believe that I could coach this team better than Mack B.

Since: Aug 18, 2010
Posted on: December 27, 2011 12:30 pm

Texas hopes to extend Mack Brown

The guy is already signed for the next five years and his last two years have been fairly pathetic, especially for Texas.  Why would you want to extend that?  I am all for it though, so good for Texas. 

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