Mack Brown reportedly will step down as the head coach of the Texas Longhorns after the Alamo Bowl.
After weeks of speculation about the job status of Brown this is how it ends.
“Sally and I were brought to Texas 16 years ago to pull together a football program that was divided. With a lot of passion, hard work and determination from the kids, coaches and staff, we did that. We built a strong football family, reached great heights and accomplished a lot, and for that, I thank everyone. It’s been a wonderful ride,” Brown said in a statement.
“Now, the program is again being pulled in different directions, and I think the time is right for a change. I love The University of Texas, all of its supporters, the great fans and everyone that played and coached here. I can’t thank DeLoss Dodds enough for bringing our family here, and Bill Powers and the administration for supporting us at a place where I have made lifelong friendships.
“It is the best coaching job and the premier football program in America. I sincerely want it to get back to the top and that’s why I am stepping down after the bowl game. I hope with some new energy, we can get this thing rolling again.”
Brown will coach the Longhorns in the Alamo Bowl on Dec. 30 against No. 10 Oregon.
One name that will not be replacing Brown at Texas is Nick Saban who signed a new multi-year deal to remain as the head coach at Alabama. There figures to be no shortage of names linked to the Texas coaching job in the coming days.
Brown is 158-47 in his 16 seasons at Texas