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Yet another report: Brown about to resign

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In case you haven’t had your fill of posts about Mack Brown’s coaching future today, here’s another.

ESPN.com reported on Tuesday night that Brown is expected to resign his job as Texas head coach by the end of the week.

From ESPN’s source:

“I know Mack, he’s friend, this is his decision, but he wants to tell his players and staff and not read it on the Internet,” the source told ESPN. “That’s why he reacted strongly to the [Orangebloods.com] report.

“I’d be real surprised if it hasn’t happened by Friday night with the [Texas] football banquet. I think it will be taken care of. It wouldn’t drag on much longer.”

The process has apparently been slowed down by the involvement of Brown’s agent,  Joe Jamail, in a trial. But ESPN’s source seems adamant that Brown will definitely be gone soon.

“By the end of the week, that will be the outcome,” the source told ESPN. “That will happen. It’s a shame after 16 years he’s not able to do it on his own with dignity and grace.”

Another source told ESPN’s Joe Schad the same thing: Brown is about to resign.

At this point, there seems to be too much smoke for there not to be fire with regards to Brown’s future. (Not to mention all the noise around his potential successor.)

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  1. thefiesty1 says: Dec 10, 2013 10:01 PM

    That’s what I’ve said all along. Lets see what Jamail has to say when he finishes his trial later this week. Don’t be surprised if he’s not the next head coach of the Texans.

  2. suprmous says: Dec 10, 2013 10:02 PM

    How many hints do you need to know things aren’t right with Texas? It doesn’t take a math major and a suble hint with Saban’s name brought up to know what’s goin on or does it? Just sayin ……….

  3. bender4700 says: Dec 10, 2013 10:14 PM

    I have it from a solid source, “NOT GONNA HAPPEN”.

    I trust him. He’s never been wrong.

  4. drummerhoff says: Dec 10, 2013 10:27 PM

    @bender

    Tell your source to tweet it … Tweeting is like the tree in the forest:
    If it isn’t tweeted, it never happened.

  5. bender4700 says: Dec 10, 2013 10:30 PM

    I would, but I don’t think he’s that smart.

    I’m sarcastically making fun of someone.

    Brown out, Saban in.

    Twitter baby!!

  6. Deb says: Dec 10, 2013 10:31 PM

    If I were Mack and wanted to tell my players before they read it on the Internet, I probably wouldn’t have gone on a recruiting trip to Florida. But that’s just me.

  7. Deb says: Dec 10, 2013 10:32 PM

    If Nick leaves Bama for Texas, I’ll just wave good-bye and wish him well. But suprmous will have an orgasm.

  8. jimbo75025 says: Dec 10, 2013 10:37 PM

    Deb says: Dec 10, 2013 10:31 PM

    If I were Mack and wanted to tell my players before they read it on the Internet, I probably wouldn’t have gone on a recruiting trip to Florida. But that’s just me.
    ——-

    Deb, you speak the truth. I do not think Brown intended to resign, but something has happened today. If it was a call from Saban or his agent or possibly something else, I do not know but it really seems somebody has decided today that it is time for Mack to go. I for one honestly thought he would be back next year.

  9. bender4700 says: Dec 10, 2013 10:38 PM

    Deb says: Dec 10, 2013 10:31 PM

    If I were Mack and wanted to tell my players before they read it on the Internet, I probably wouldn’t have gone on a recruiting trip to Florida. But that’s just me.

    ____

    That is what a coach should do, but sadly that doesn’t happen at all anymore.

    Often, guys carry out business as usual. He could also be trying to help them keep recruits. Because I don’t think Mack goes to another school. Just retires.

  10. drummerhoff says: Dec 10, 2013 10:47 PM

    UT is one of those places were the head coach, AD or President don’t call the shots … And that’s explains what’s happening today, IMHO.

  11. bender4700 says: Dec 10, 2013 10:50 PM

    Absolutely Drummer.

    100% agree.

    This is a power thing. Texas has unlimited resources. People, again Texas has UNLIMITED resources.

    Their alumni base, donors, boosters, is unreal. Unmatched.

    It’s NOT COMPLICATED.

    Imagine working somewhere extremely high pressured. But get paid a lot. Then imagine a financially stronger company, with not nearly the stress or pressure calls, says they’ll offer you literally whatever you want.

    What would you do?

  12. thefiesty1 says: Dec 10, 2013 10:52 PM

    Wow, he finally figured it out. It’s not gonna happen. must have had some sort of revelation. maybe Bender4700 should just stick to twitter. Hasn’t been missed here.

  13. amosalanzostagg says: Dec 10, 2013 10:53 PM

    Lovie Smith looks to be the next Texan’s coach.

    Mack doesn’t resign for 40 million reasons, Texas has a buy out of $2.75 million up to December 31, 2014. This will not end pretty for Mack, but this is the way Texas plays.

    Should Saban go to Texas, best wishes to him. With
    Mack counting Saban as a friend, I guess the old adage from the Godfather applies, “Keep your friends close, keep your enemies closer.”

    Alabama will go on with or without Saban.

    RTR

  14. deadeye says: Dec 10, 2013 10:54 PM

    There’s a real sense of urgency in Austin given the inroads TAMU has made within the state, that’s the real cause of all this. The Longhorns cannot permit the Aggies to continue their success in upstaging them. Getting Saban is all about getting the spotlight off the Aggies and back onto the Longhorns.

    Question for Longhorns: what if getting Saban doesn’t work? What if TAMU continues to upstage the Longhorns even after Nick Saban relocates to Austin? Does a move to the SEC become feasible at that point?

  15. bender4700 says: Dec 10, 2013 11:02 PM

    thefiesty1 says: Dec 10, 2013 10:52 PM

    Wow, he finally figured it out. It’s not gonna happen. must have had some sort of revelation. maybe Bender4700 should just stick to twitter. Hasn’t been missed here.

    _______

    1. I was making fun of you detective. Hahaha, I was literally mocking you, and you think I’m “coming around”. hahaha wow.
    2. You keep saying “back”, sure, I don’t post here all night all the time like you, but that doesn’t mean that if I don’t post on an article I’m “gone”.

    Just have more going on in life than some. Like you.

  16. bender4700 says: Dec 10, 2013 11:06 PM

    Question for Longhorns: what if getting Saban doesn’t work? What if TAMU continues to upstage the Longhorns even after Nick Saban relocates to Austin? Does a move to the SEC become feasible at that point?

    1st part: Saban would/will work there. Recruiting is even easier. His process works. Plus, less competition in conference.

    2nd part: TAMU isn’t upstaging Texas at all. They are in the SEC, not winning the conference. Texas doesn’t care what TAMU is doing.

    3rd part: Texas will never EVER EVER EVER move to the SEC. They are NOT going to enter into a conference that they don’t have at least half of the power. They go to the Pac-12, it’s them and USC. So they’d be ok with that. They go to the SEC, they have to walk into a crowded room.

    Never ever ever ever going to happen. Texas will create the “Texas Conference” before that happens.

  17. bender4700 says: Dec 10, 2013 11:07 PM

    Fiesty,

    I’m posting like crazy because I’m relaxing at home and this is the only thing happening right now. Making fun of you is just a huge bonus. So don’t get used to me being here.

    I know ya missed me, but don’t get used to the company.

  18. thefiesty1 says: Dec 10, 2013 11:09 PM

    Good night boys and girls. Let’s see what happens in the next couple of days. Good luck to Mack and his future endeavors. Congrats to the Houston. Texans.

  19. realfootballfan says: Dec 10, 2013 11:18 PM

    jimbo75025,

    Maybe Mack went to FL intentionally hoping out of sight, out of mind or something so he could hold onto his job. It also gives the “tireless” recruiter image if he had anyone left to go to bat for him on that board. Or maybe being so insulated as he’s been for years with the president and former AD, he’s just tone deaf and really was delusional on what all of us have known was going to happen after BYU dropped half a grand rushing on them back early in the season.

  20. coolhorn46 says: Dec 10, 2013 11:19 PM

    I find it interesting that everybody just assume Sumlin is committed to agricultural for the long term. Yeah, there’s agreement on an extension with some pretty stringent buyout restrictions, but the last I heard, Sumlin hasn’t signed the extension. There is a whole lot of talk that the Texans want him as their next head coach, and Sumlin’s supposedly not averse to a move to the league…Oh, and he has plenty of history in H-town.

    TAMU’s success under Sumlin has come in the middle of UT’s decline under Mack Brown, and has hurt UT recruiting and perception in Texas. That is unacceptable to UT, so it would be foolish to expect the status to stay quo long. It’s not going to much longer.

    UT would have been foolish NOT to talk with Saban and/or Sexton. UT is NOT foolish. That being said, nothing is a done deal until the ink is dry on a new contract. UT WILL have a new head coach next season, a good to great new head coach. It might be Nick Saban. It might be somebody else. Everybody posting on the interwebs, including those that get paid for it, have opinions, and most of you know what part of the anatomy opinions have been compared to.

    I’m not a betting man, but if I were, I’d put money on these things. Mack Brown will be “reassigned” within the UT athletic department in less than 48 hours, and at a very liveable salary, but NOT 5.2 million a year. His “retirement” announcement will come no later than Friday night at the football banquet. UT will have a new head coach contracted by that time, but no official announcement will be forthcoming for a day or two. That new head coach may be named Nick Saban…despite the denials coming from the state of Alabama. However, I would NOT lay money on it being a done deal just yet. Finally, UT WILL have its’ new head coach chosen and contracted when you hear Mack Brown say he’s “retiring”.

    Anything else you hear tonight, or in the morning, is probably just noise, or opinion right now.

  21. bender4700 says: Dec 10, 2013 11:19 PM

    thefiesty1 says: Dec 10, 2013 11:09 PM

    Good night boys and girls. Let’s see what happens in the next couple of days. Good luck to Mack and his future endeavors. Congrats to the Houston. Texans.

    _________

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    You have literally no idea what is going on in the world.

    The Texans stated they want an NFL HEAD COACHING EXPERIENCED COACH.

    Dude, drink less.

  22. bender4700 says: Dec 10, 2013 11:22 PM

    Mack Brown is out.

    Saban may or may not be in.

    That’s what we know. There’s WAY too many people who operate strictly on credibility (Joe Schad for one) that are saying both of those statements.

    Plenty are saying the 2nd is Saban WILL be in.

  23. tulsacyfan says: Dec 10, 2013 11:25 PM

    Uh Bender4700, they already have created the Texas Conference.

    It just goes by a dba….. the Big 12.

  24. bender4700 says: Dec 10, 2013 11:30 PM

    Hahaha yes Tulsacyfan, GOOD CALL.

    Exactly. Why would Texas let go of power?

  25. thefiesty1 says: Dec 10, 2013 11:35 PM

    They stated they want a coach with NFL experience, but that’s not necessarily what they’ll get. Good Night Bender.

  26. bender4700 says: Dec 10, 2013 11:42 PM

    So they will be stuck hiring a fired college coach?

    You hold the title of Dumbest CFT Poster for a reason.

    They have 3 or 4 guys, that coached in the NFL, asking about their job.

    You think people are going to turn them down? You can’t be that dumb. Seriously. How ARE YOU THIS CLUELESS!

    Stop trying to one up me, or trying to make a statement just to be “right” when you clearly are just pulling crap out of you know what..

    Lovie Smith wants to remain unemployed. Good call.

  27. bender4700 says: Dec 10, 2013 11:43 PM

    If you said “Nick Saban will be the Texans new head coach”. I wouldn’t disagree. That too could happen. Not likely. But FARRRRRRRRRRRRR more likely than Mack Brown.

    YOU have a better shot at that job than Mack Brown.

  28. thefiesty1 says: Dec 10, 2013 11:47 PM

    Opinions are like assholes, every has (or is) one.

  29. deucez2 says: Dec 10, 2013 11:57 PM

    @fiesty1

    I’m going to try and not insult you but your critical thinking skills are lacking.

    Has Mack Brown EVER been linked to an NFL coaching gig? Nope.

    Mack is a great recruiter and politician. He is not an Xs and Os type coach that would do well in the NFL. He doesn’t like to work that hard.

    You comment on a lot of Texas threads. Are you a fan? You don’t seem to know Mack very well.

    I’d bet you a mortgage payment that Mack won’t coach again anywhere.

  30. bender4700 says: Dec 10, 2013 11:58 PM

    You can’t even insult right.

    Fail.

    It’s your opinion Mack Brown will coach the Houston Texans.

    It’s my opinion that you have to be drunk to think something so clearly not realistic.

  31. bender4700 says: Dec 11, 2013 12:00 AM

    Deuce,

    Well said! Too bad he won’t at all hear that.

    He’s just going to say some stupid comment, then say “good night” like we care that he’s finally going to bed.

  32. gfj7000 says: Dec 11, 2013 12:56 AM

    I don’t believe it – even though the Tweets and Twitter say that Saban is coming on-board NONSENSE!

  33. snipedanglecelly13 says: Dec 11, 2013 1:42 AM

    The 3 or posts before this says Mack brown denies stepping down….what post to believe?!?!!! Saban is not going to Texas, it would surprise me

  34. sportsguygerald says: Dec 11, 2013 2:12 AM

    If Saban does take the Whorn job, he’s gonna be stuck with 2 unproven QB’s, a soft OLine, his best RB on the shelf with a ruptured Achilles and a defense that can’t stop the run. Add the fact that Whorn fans will expect to be MNC contenders and he may wish he was still in Alabama. He will need to clean house with the existing staff, because the star quality recruits haven’t been coached up very well the past 4 years. Good luck with that LHN commitment too, since Saban loves dealing with the media.

  35. boomgrounder says: Dec 11, 2013 3:35 AM

    Hey SportsGuy, not a Saban or a Texas fan but I think Coach Lou will figure it out. He’s got a pretty good track record in CFB. He’s got “The Process” down to a science and Texas has a few football recruits that he will find and he’ll coach’em up pretty quick.

  36. sportsguy3434 says: Dec 11, 2013 4:55 AM

    How would you like to be Mack? I’m sure that recruiting trip is going well. People are fighting over his office before he can clean it out.

    Today I would have to say 1) Mack is gone. Thanks for the memories, take the retirement package. Dodds said he wasn’t leaving either, before he did.

    2) Saban is staying. Alabama would pay 12 mega large if they have too. Jimmy Sexton is playing the odds for one final contract.

    3) Texas will not join the SEC. As others said they have controlled and ruined the big 12. OU would leave before them. Also SEC won’t want a second School from same state as they stated before.

    I bet they will have a coach lined up before the Mack announcement or within days. A new coach is about getting on a plane and getting a contract done. The coach doesn’t need a facilities tour at Texas.

  37. kombayn says: Dec 11, 2013 6:19 AM

    I believe the next head coach of Texas will be Jim Mora from UCLA.

  38. WingT says: Dec 11, 2013 8:01 AM

    Sportsguy,
    I too have thought about Sexton getting Nick a raise. The only way to do that would be to have the threat of Saban leaving. Alabama football generated 72M in 2008 and 142M last year – nice improvement and paying Saban mega bucks is easily justified by Alabama in terms of a business decision.

    Saban drives the boat at Alabama – all aspects of it. He calls all the shots and gets whatever he wants.

    I doubt he will have as much authority at Texas.

    He better think about that before he jumps

  39. Deb says: Dec 11, 2013 3:02 PM

    @kombayn …

    Mora just signed a new contract at UCLA.

  40. 8to80texansblog says: Dec 11, 2013 4:31 PM

    thefiesty1 says: Dec 10, 2013 11:35 PM

    They stated they want a coach with NFL experience, but C. Good Night Bender.
    ________________________

    As an AVID Texans fan… there is NO chance that Mack is the HC of the Texans next year.

    Bob McNair has stated he wants someone with NFL experience and HC experience. Mack has ZERO NFL experience…. You say “that’s not necessarily what they’ll get” as if Bob McNair doesn’t get a say….

  41. 8to80texansblog says: Dec 11, 2013 4:38 PM

    That said… Art Briles was at Texans practice today….

  42. Deb says: Dec 11, 2013 6:18 PM

    Why am I getting thumbs down for saying Mora just signed a new contract at UCLA? LOL

    http://collegefootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/12/03/jim-mora-signs-extension-with-ucla-through-2019/

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