Posted December 15, 2013

Mack Brown says decision to resign was entirely his own

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Mack Brown will resign after Texas plays Oregon in the Alamo bowl. (Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Mack Brown will resign after Texas plays Oregon in the Alamo bowl. (Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

University of Texas coach Mack Brown says that school AD Steve Patterson and president Bill Powers asked him to stay and that the decision to leave was his own, according to Chuck Carlton of the Dallas Morning News.

Brown spoke at length on Sunday at what has been billed as a farewell press conference, commenting on topics from the 2001 death of defensive end Cole Pittman in a traffic accident and the Texas A&M bonfire tragedy, which Brown called the low points of his tenure, to the demands that will be faced by his successor.

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The coach said that he will not be involved in selecting the team’s next head coach, but indicated he will continue to be involved with the University of Texas. University president Bill Powers later took the podium and said that he would allow athletic director Steve Patterson total control over the coaching search.

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5 comments
JanMooreBavousett
JanMooreBavousett

He is living in a dream world.  Right....Yes, it was his decision because he knew he was going to be fired if he didn't resign.  Just another reason why this coaching change was necessary.

WHO*IS*ESPN
WHO*IS*ESPN

sure mack.......and you can keep your doctor too !!!!!

dandogwood
dandogwood

Yea sure it was Mack and the severance package buy out is how many millions?????

Cool
Cool

No no... stay in here as long as you want, we don't mind.  Just make yourself comfortable while we look for your replacement.

Rickapolis
Rickapolis

Sure it was his decision. Just because one guy was holding the door open while another was kicking him in the a$$ had nothing to do with it.