OT: Rumor: Mack Brown to Retire on Saturday

Submitted by icefins26 on December 1st, 2011 at 4:01 PM

Via Jake Lebhan, reporter from Topeka, KS (580 WIBW):

@JakeLebahn: According to a source Texas Longhorn head coach Mack Brown will retire this Saturday after the game against Baylor.

Crazy offseason for coaches if true.  Also, Mike Sherman at A&M may be on on his way out at College Station.

Comments

Look Up_See Blue

December 1st, 2011 at 4:33 PM ^

I'm not convinced Meyer would've been very interested in Texas.  I think his wife probably told him in conversation after he left florida that ohio would be the only school she would be comfortable with him coaching if he was to do so again.

pdgoblue25

December 1st, 2011 at 4:36 PM ^

Ohio, Penn State, Texas

Aside from high expectations.  Texas has to be the easiest recruiting job in the nation.  You're in the biggest recruiting pool for 5 star talent, and I'd say 90% of them want to go to Texas.

LSAClassOf2000

December 1st, 2011 at 4:55 PM ^

I would imagine the job would be a great one for Gary Patterson, and I am sure they'd take him in a cold minute. I would imagine Sumlin would fill this spot nicely if he somehow isn't going to ASU.

How long as it been since this many headline jobs have been up in the air? 

96goblue00

December 1st, 2011 at 5:00 PM ^

Well, that's a pretty big job opening. The head coaching position at Texas is probably one of the top head coaching jobs in the country. It's a prestigious football program in a big football state; you have your choice of top notch high school talent, the school has fantastic facilities, tons of $$$. I am just wondering who the heck is out there that is available to coach and that is worthy enough of the position? Gary Patterson would seem to be the obvious choice. What about Chris Petersen? Then again, he did turn down other big-time jobs and expressed that he is content at Boise. What about John Chavis? Bill Cowher?

Bosch

December 1st, 2011 at 5:27 PM ^

the Texas players step up this weekend to give Brown a win in his last game to prevent any chance of Baylor sneaking above us in the BCS rankings.

wolverhorn

December 1st, 2011 at 5:49 PM ^

Yeah actually in grad school at UT, so they're my (distant) second favorite school now.  You'll enjoy it down here, I've had a pretty good time.

Don't know much about the Alumni club because I usually watch the Michigan games with classmates who went to Michigan.  There seem to be quite a few UM grads down here though.

AMazinBlue

December 1st, 2011 at 6:12 PM ^

Should he have waited untill the some of the coaching dusted settled and have a better option than Arizona?  Not that RichRod  would get the Texas job, buthe might have gotten a better job than Arizona.

ForeverVoyaging

December 1st, 2011 at 6:22 PM ^

RichRod should, and did, wind up at a program that was beaten-down enough that they would look upon him as a savior. Patience in the face of salvation is easier to come by when you don't have a long line of illustrious predecessors to live up to. Also, nobody at Arizona is making outlandish promises about how RichRod will transform the program into a perennial MNC (ahem, like certain MGoSiteOwners) .

Space Coyote

December 1st, 2011 at 6:42 PM ^

Texas brought in some really good coaches last year.  The reason they weren't more successful was because Texas is young and their coaching got lazy the for a couple years prior.  The Oline went soft (so they got Wisc O-line coach), the offense went stale (so they got Boise's OC), the DC left (so they got the hottest DC in CFB from Miss St) and a few others.  It takes time to get players who haven't been coached properly to play well sometimes.  They needed to get back to a lot of fundamentals and teach people how to play.  They start a bunch of Freshman.  I guess I wouldn't be surprised if someone got promoted if this is true.

Wolverine862

December 1st, 2011 at 6:51 PM ^

One plus is that with all the coaches retiring/being fired, it takes away alot more guys Urban could be looking at as potential coordinators.  I mean all of his previous coordinators are head coaches somewhere else except for Mattison, and with all the coaching changes this will hurt him a bit more.

On a side note, man in like 3 years once Mike Leach and RR get recruits into their schools respectively, boy the PAC12 is gonna be insane for offenses, with Oregon, Arizona and Wazzu.  Hopefully RR takes a leason from his time at Michigan and gets himself someone that can marginally coach a defense.  Seriously he just needs someone that can hold the other team to under 28 and he will win a bunch, same goes for Mike Leach.