So much for any rumors that Mack Brown would, ahem, “retire” from Texas following the 2011 football season.
Brown had been a part of the coaching carousel rumor mill for the past few weeks — nothing we’ve found to be credible, mind you — suggesting that the long-time coach could be gently asked by the school’s athletic administration to, you know, not return next season.
Or, “fixing the glitch” for you “Office Space” fans.
But, UT athletic director DeLoss Dodds has firmly denied any such rumors about Brown’s future, and told the Dallas Morning News today that the school was considering a contract extension with Brown for more than one year. Brown is currently in the middle of a contract through 2016 that pays him roughly $5 million annually.
Dodds didn’t give specifics about the proposed contract and the school’s Board of Regents hasn’t approved anything yet, but UT apparently still has plenty of faith in the Mack Brown gas tank for the immediate future despite the fact that Texas has averaged six wins in the last two years after appearing in their second national championship in five years.