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Mack Brown doesn't want to be Texas AD

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10:00 AM ET 10.13 | Texas coach Mack Brown sat down for an interview with FoxSportsLive's Andy Roddick on Saturday's Fox College Saturday show. Brown was outspoken on his interest in the Texas AD's job, his future as the Longhorn head coach, and the pressure that he's under as today's game against Oklahoma kick off. Mack Brown on being Texas's athletic director: "I don't want to be the athletic director at Texas, that's not my expertise. I don't want to take wins as a football coach and have someone shove me into that position because they'd think I'd like it, that I deserve it or a 'pat on the back.' We need the best athletic director in the country to come in here and continue to move us forward. I would not be the right guy for Texas."

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October 13, 2013  10:03 AM ET

You Don't Always Get What You Want, Bro.

October 13, 2013  10:11 AM ET

Mack's already looking forward to a Burnt Orange sunset. He'll retire to his La-Z-Boy and armchair quarterback on game days like the rest of us. Best of luck, Coach.

October 13, 2013  10:26 AM ET

May have bought some time after yesterday's mauling of the Sooners.

October 13, 2013  10:27 AM ET
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May have bought some time after yesterday's mauling of the Sooners.

"Very" little time!! :-)

October 13, 2013  10:32 AM ET

LOL, is this article for real?? Why would the Longhorns want MB as AD??

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October 13, 2013  10:41 AM ET
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LOL, is this article for real?? Why would the Longhorns want MB as AD??

With an up and down coaching record at Texas, I agree. Chances are the new AD will bring in his own coach and Mack will "retire".

October 13, 2013  10:44 AM ET
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LOL, is this article for real?? Why would the Longhorns want MB as AD??

There have been rumors to that effect a few times over the years. I think Mack will be happy to wear that golden hat as he rides into the sunset.

October 13, 2013  10:58 AM ET
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With an up and down coaching record at Texas, I agree. Chances are the new AD will bring in his own coach and Mack will "retire".

Good point.

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October 13, 2013  11:18 AM ET

The days of head coaches being put out to pasture as an AD are over. The arms race in college athletics takes a skilled leader and business mind. Everyone has, is building or updating, great facilities in every sport not just football and everyone is trying to lure great coaches in every sport not just football. Payment schedules, cash flow management, earnings pojections, keeping the boosters engaged but away from the execution side --- those are a few things that require a experienced professional with leadership skills.

October 13, 2013  11:22 AM ET
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The days of head coaches being put out to pasture as an AD are over. The arms race in college athletics takes a skilled leader and business mind. Everyone has, is building or updating, great facilities in every sport not just football and everyone is trying to lure great coaches in every sport not just football. Payment schedules, cash flow management, earnings pojections, keeping the boosters engaged but away from the execution side --- those are a few things that require a experienced professional with leadership skills.

Damn good comment!!! :-)

October 13, 2013  11:32 AM ET
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Damn good comment!!! :-)

Why, thank you OT. And from what I can tell you guys have a good one.

October 13, 2013  11:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Damn good comment!!! :-)

I left out the part about the relationships with leaders of ESPN, Nike, Adidas, Gatorade, Under Armor, et. al. Keeping those relatinships intact and knowing how to maneuver takes business acumen and diplomatic skill. The big money business side of college athletics is so much different than it was 15 years ago.

October 13, 2013  12:01 PM ET
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Why, thank you OT. And from what I can tell you guys have a good one.

Dr. I don't know about USC having a good AD. I just thought your comment #11 was a damn good one and made a lot of sense. :-)

October 13, 2013  12:02 PM ET
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I left out the part about the relationships with leaders of ESPN, Nike, Adidas, Gatorade, Under Armor, et. al. Keeping those relatinships intact and knowing how to maneuver takes business acumen and diplomatic skill. The big money business side of college athletics is so much different than it was 15 years ago.

Totally agree!!

October 13, 2013  12:02 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

I left out the part about the relationships with leaders of ESPN, Nike, Adidas, Gatorade, Under Armor, et. al. Keeping those relatinships intact and knowing how to maneuver takes business acumen and diplomatic skill. The big money business side of college athletics is so much different than it was 15 years ago.

I think you're right on point with both comments, Dr. Perhaps back when MB was first hired as head coach at UTx it would have been conceivable that he would eventually retire up as AD, but the position of AD has changed since then. Any successful coach doesn't necessarily have the required skills to become a successful AD. It ain't personal, it's just bidness.

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October 13, 2013  12:35 PM ET
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OT... AP Poll..Mizzou 14thUGA 15th..Big jump from 25

Thanks my friend. Yes it was a big jump for Mizzou. I'm still not sold on UCLA at #9.

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