According to Chip Brown of Orangebloods.com, Texas head coach, Mack Brown will announce his resignation later this week. New reports were released on Tuesday that the 16 year veteran will step down, via two sources. During Mack Brown’s tenure at UT, the Longhorns won a national title, and played for another one with two different quarterbacks.
There’s no denying that Mack Brown loves Texas, but he would much rather go out on his terms. Coach Brown has to have some feeling that his program is close to playing elite football once again. However, his procrastination on firing Manny Diaz as the defensive coordinator may have done him in.
Mack Brown is always willing to do the right thing even if it means being loyal to a fault. Here is an excerpt from the Orange Bloods report. “Mack Brown loves Texas and wants what's in the best interest of Texas and what's in the best interest of Mack Brown," one high-level source said. "I don't think it's been an easy decision. But he doesn't want negativity around the program he helped unify."
OrangeBloods.com also reports that there will be a celebration of Mack Brown’s time at Texas during the Texas Football banquet on Friday. Although the news broke of his departure, Mack Brown is still on the road recruiting at this moment. According to ESPN, Mack Brown says he has not decided to resign.
The plan is for Mack Brown to coach in the Velero Alamo against Oregon. Only time will tell if that remains the case. It would be a monumental moment if Texas could send Mack Brown out on a high note.
With Mack Brown leaving, Texas will obviously need a new coach. Last week, reports started to circulate that Nick Saban to Texas is a done deal. However, a program can’t hire a new coach without getting rid of the old one. Now it seems the ball is rolling for the tide to prepare for the worst. Nick Saban is still known to leave programs for better opportunities, and it gets no better than Texas.