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As expected, Texas regents approve Mack Brown extension

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The new contract extension for Texas coach Mack Brown has been in the works for a month to the day, and yesterday, word came that the school’s Board of Regents would be voting on the length of Brown’s extension on Thursday.

In a surprise to absolutely no one, UT’s BOR voted unanimously to add four more years to Brown’s contract to take the long-time coach through 2020.

“We feel we have the best coach and staff and program in the country,” UT president Bill Powers said. “We want Mack Brown to be our coach for the long, long term.”

Although there was no pay increase as part of today’s meeting, Brown is set to get $100,000 annually as part of his old contract that originally took him 2016. Some of Brown’s assistants, however, seem to be in line for raises, according to Powers.

Those could be announced within the next week.

Additionally, Brown’s buyout is $3.5 million if he’s fired this year — barring a winless season and a surprise NCAA investigation with Rachel McCoy playing weasel, that just isn’t happening — and drops to $2 million if he’s terminated in 2017.

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6 Responses to “As expected, Texas regents approve Mack Brown extension”
  1. mrslay1 says: Jan 26, 2012 8:06 PM

    Good for Mack… He may not be the greatest coach on the field, but he is a class man who runs a class program. The likes of which the rest of the country could use as a example!!! Nice to see someone rewarded for that… for a change!

  2. timh1955 says: Jan 26, 2012 9:21 PM

    So the last two years have been subpar even though the team is loaded with five star recruits and they reward him with a contract extension??? Unbelievable!

  3. thefiesty1 says: Jan 26, 2012 10:16 PM

    Just waiting for Dodds to kick the bucket and take over as AD. Amazing what losing 12 games in two years gets you.

  4. mianfr says: Jan 26, 2012 10:21 PM

    Wait wait wait, how much does he make annually?

  5. choochoorider says: Jan 26, 2012 11:45 PM

    R u serious? Mack is done!! Get the fork out.

  6. rockgate says: Jan 27, 2012 7:23 PM

    Let’s see….

    Mack took over a team that at best had been mediocre since the Darrel Royal era and in his 14 seasons as head coach has a record of 141 wins and 39 losses (nine 10 win seasons). He’s taken his team to the National Championship twice and won what many consider to be the greatest Championship game ever played. His ability to recruit speaks for itself.

    ….and you experts above (excepting mrslay1) think he doesn’t deserve an extension???? Tell you what, I’m sure we can all spare a couple of seconds….Tell us everything you know about football. Shoot, we can all probably spare 10-15 seconds…just tell us everything you know.

    The last couple of years may not have been much fun for Horn fans, but to over look what Mack has accomplished….Well, frankly, it just makes you look ridiculous.

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