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Texas AD Patterson: Excited to be working with Mack Brown

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At a Texas football banquet Friday night, new athletic director Steve Patterson took some time to make a statement in addressing the football players, staff and more. Going against the narrative, at least for now, Patterson expressed some excitement in getting a chance to work with football head coach Mack Brown.

Now, what exactly does that mean? That is what will be analyzed over and over again until there is some more clarity. Patterson did not say Brown will be the head coach in 2014, but he did not say he will not be either. He simply said he is excited to work with Brown, and to do so for years to come.

The scenario is still in play for Brown to serve another role within the administration or leadership that does not involve being the football coach, but for now Brown is the head coach and there is nothing concrete to suggest otherwise just yet.

The drama continues.

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14 Responses to “Texas AD Patterson: Excited to be working with Mack Brown”
  1. tigersfandan says: Dec 13, 2013 8:42 PM

    That wasn’t what I was expecting.

  2. tonystrong says: Dec 13, 2013 8:44 PM

    I’m beginning to think they’re gonna keep Mack. If they’re not then I don’t understand why they are dragging out like this. Why do this to him? I mean it’s not like he’s disliked or getting fired cause he’s a creep. He’s getting fired because of bottom line, nothing else. I think Texas is out there throwing their name around, not getting the feedback they thought they would, probably not getting Nick Saban and I think they’re getting cold feet about firing Mack. New AD doesn’t take over till August. He might be dragging his feet on this because he wants to make the fire and hire himself without the old administration lingering around throwing their 2 cents in. Interesting comment by the new AD. Tells me Mack might have more allies on his side in Austin than we all thought!

  3. drummerhoff says: Dec 13, 2013 8:51 PM

    Remember the done deal around moving to the PAC? There’s always two stories coming out of UT: the one that Chip Brown gets from one group of boosters and a second story from a group of boosters who keep their mouths shut.

  4. thefiesty1 says: Dec 13, 2013 8:57 PM

    Patterson is looking forward to working with Mack Brown as long as he stays out of his way in his new position as Special Assistant to the President. Out of site, out of mind.

  5. goodfieldnohit says: Dec 13, 2013 9:03 PM

    Shaggybevo is down. Saban has just agreed to an extension with Bama. Yes, they are going to let Mack have one year to get 9 wins and break DKR’s record.

    Plonsky is Chip Brown’s source for all of this rumor that Mack is getting fired, btw. She’s toast anyway, and is pissed that her coach (Kearney) got fired for doing the same thing that Major Applewhite did, but ‘The Major’ ended up getting a raise and a promotion. Kearney is now suing the university for all kinds of money. Kearney is a crippled, black, lesbian track coach. Applewhite is a white, pussyhounding, football coach.

  6. queenlivekillers says: Dec 13, 2013 9:11 PM

    Whether he is to stay or go, The Powers That Be at Texas need to make a decision and a rock solid, no loophole statement NOW. Every minute Mack Brown is left twisting in the wind, recruits and potential recruits are being targeted by rival schools with lines like, “Kid, I know you verbally committed to Texas, bit that was to Mack Brown. He may not be there next week.”

  7. dmcgrann says: Dec 13, 2013 9:26 PM

    I think they did make that statement during the banquet. It was televised live on The Longhorn Network, so I suppose everyone saw it.

    Oh, wait. My bad.

  8. be4bama says: Dec 13, 2013 9:54 PM

    HAHAHA. Where’s all that Texas money? #Losers

  9. sportsguy3434 says: Dec 13, 2013 9:57 PM

    An exercise in futility. Saying something and nothing at the same time. Longhorn nation is largely ready to move on and will leave more seats vacant next year unless Mack wins big.

    Btw, Chip Brown had multiple high level sources and not just one. Other reporters have confirmed his story, too, which may take place as late as Monday. Also, there were witnesses that saw the press conference set up to announce the move to the PAC 12 and then it came down when E$PN offered money for the longhorn network. Now Mack wants to stay for $ and wins. Ironic.

  10. doggeatdogg says: Dec 13, 2013 11:39 PM

    Brown didn’t step down and UT did not want to fire him. Saban simply got wind of it and sign the deal on his desk. That’s what happened behind close doors. Everybody making it nice and tidy for public consumption. All can get to make the big proclamations. Please.

  11. provguard says: Dec 14, 2013 12:15 AM

    That’s what every new AD dreams of… A gnarly old football coach….lol

  12. boomgrounder says: Dec 14, 2013 2:49 AM

    They have recruits committed to signing to play for Texas next season what would you expect the AD to say. This tells me that with Saban off the table they will now go after Jimbo Fischer or Gus Malzhan. But they will have to wait until after the National Championship Game to proceed. Agent Jimmy Sexton handles Saban, Fischer and Malzhan so he can control everything behind the scenes and the coaches just do their thing and prepare and coach the game. Winner take all! National Championship and the highest paid HC of all time as the new coach at the University of Texas. Mack Brown will get a sweet golden parachute to keep his mouth shut. He’s a smart guy he knows how the game is played.

  13. tigersfandan says: Dec 14, 2013 9:34 AM

    At Arizona State, Steve Patterson’s coach was Todd Graham. Graham has coached 4 teams over 8 seasons. Mack Brown’s first season with Texas was 1998. Of course Patterson is excited to be working with Mack Brown!

  14. cmonpos says: Dec 14, 2013 1:11 PM

    As a Longhorn fan, I like Mac Brown…but I cant tell you how disappointed I am about not getting Saban

    Brown is a good guy but we are tired of loosing. He keeps bringing in ridiculous quarterbacks, kids who just cant do it, or like to give up. They are not as determined as Vince Young was, when he took it upon himself to getting the Longhorn Nation a championship.

    No other guy can match up to Saban, on the other hand if Brown leaves, we are about to get another looser. Rebuilding takes years and the next guy is just gonna be one of those that’s just in for the money.

    The style of coaching Mr. Saban applies is unbelievable, it gets results in as little as a training camp period.

    Texas has had a ridiculous mediocre line of quarterbacks for years and no one’s wiling to admit that. That’s why we seem to be just getting by with 10 or 11 wins and that’s it. Shows bad coaching interpretation of the game.

    They let Vince Young be Vince young, if they had not done that, we would not have won anything.

    Mr. Saban if you are reading this, how about 10 million dollars, TV money and a fan for life? Whadya say skip?

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