Now that we’ve gotten past the Snow Brawl episode on campus involving students and several student athletes the news now turns to the fact or fiction that Texas Head Coach Mack Brown is stepping down. Of course, Oregon and Texas will face off in the Alamo Bowl on December 30th. News reports on Tuesday had him stepping down, which Brown denied. Wednesday ‘sources’ are saying he will step down come the end of the week. For a man who has been in the position as long as he has I feel bad that he cannot end things on his own terms, if that is in fact what he plans to do.
Meanwhile in Alabama Head Coach Nick Saban sits at his desk with an extension from the Crimson Tide on his desk. He has yet to sign it. That has fueled the fire over the last 48 hours that he may be considering the ‘soon to be’ head coaching spot at Texas. It would be a unique development if it comes to fruition, but I think right now it is just talk. We will now for sure in the next few days.
If Brown does exit it would make the upcoming bowl game more interesting. Who would coach the Longhorns against the Ducks? Would it be Mack Brown or a Coordinator? Or Someone Else? Could the game vs Oregon be Brown’s Swan Song? We should have the answers in the next few days.
Oregon and Texas will take the field on the Valero Alamo Bowl on December 30th. (3:45 PT, ESPN)
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