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Texas coach Mack Brown calls AD hire a home run

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What else would you expect the head coach of the Texas Longhorns to say, right?

Mack Brown says the University of Texas “hit a home run” in the hiring of his new boss, Steve Patterson. Patterson, hired by Texas on Tuesday after working under the same title at Arizona State, will be tasked with making the decisions that will impact the future of the football program at Texas. The Longhorns could be in position to make a run for a Big 12 championship and a BCS bowl, but it feels as though Brown could be on his last tour of duty in Austin regardless of what happens in November.

Changes are going to be coming at Texas for the football program. If DeLoss Dodds was still going to be in charge of the athletics department heading in to next year, Brown may have done enough already to save his job in 2014 thanks to an undefeated start to Big 12 play highlighted by a win against Oklahoma. The reality of the situation though may tell a different tale, as Patterson may have a plan to give the football program new life and a fresh start. We don’t know if that will be the case or not, but given the narrative surrounding the Longhorns for much of the season it would not be a shock at all if Patterson decides to start his new job by bringing in his own guy to run the program.

Texas can afford just about anybody the school would want, but we know right now that Todd Graham is off the table and Nick Saban says he is committed to Alabama. Totally.

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8 Responses to “Texas coach Mack Brown calls AD hire a home run”
  1. lbijake says: Nov 6, 2013 9:02 PM

    The line to kiss tuckus forms directly behind Coach Mack.

  2. vincentbojackson says: Nov 7, 2013 12:25 AM

    …and then Mack Brown promptly called his realtor.

  3. sportsguy3434 says: Nov 7, 2013 12:37 AM

    If he really did find out via twitter, then that says something. Deloss said “Mack is fine…he will know when it is time to go” about the same time that Deloss was saying he had no immediate plans to retire…and then retired a few weeks later. Maybe he meant that when he goes, Mack should follow…

  4. southernpatriots says: Nov 7, 2013 12:49 AM

    DeLoss has some time left, to give Mack some time to make some plans of his own. I would expect Mack to go at about the same time, or maybe slightly longer swan song. The Longhorns have some important decisions to make and the new AD may have to begin thinking those things over with the Board and boosters as he prepares to take control over men’s sports at UT.

  5. 2late2matter says: Nov 7, 2013 2:48 AM

    How does the author know that the former ASU – now new Texas AD will want to bring in his own people vs. keeping the proud winning tradition under Mack Brown – status quo?

    Give Mack Brown some rope (time in 2014) to hang himself before you begin erecting the gallows!

  6. longborer69 says: Nov 7, 2013 4:33 AM

    This is news?

    It’s not as if he has iron-clad job security. What else is he going to say about the guy who decides if he has a job next year?

    “Oh, what a stupid hire. There’s like 500 people that would be better. That guy used to run the Portland Trailblazers when they were horrible, after all. I can’t believe we hired that idiot.”

    Now, if he said THAT it would be newsworthy.

  7. dismaker says: Nov 7, 2013 1:47 PM

    It is so funny- the looser aggy comments on this article. Guess they are tired about bragging about another 3rd place finish in the secw, as they achieved in the Big XII in their really good seasons. Hahahaha, poor aggy.

  8. greggatx says: Nov 9, 2013 3:04 PM

    dismaker
    It will really be funny when Texas runs the board, ends up with a sec opponent and beats them in a BCS bowl game. Mack is not going anywhere.

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