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07:39 AM ET 12.24 | Resignations and coaches "stepping down," as it is sometimes termed, can be tricky. As of Saturday morning, Dec. 14, Mack Brown was going to be the Texas football coach in 2014. It had not been announced, but the decision had been made. Brown held a breakfast for recruits who were in town on official visits, and new athletic director Steve Patterson dropped by the breakfast to visit with the prospects. Afterward, Brown and Patterson spent hours discussing the future of the program. ... About an hour after that meeting ended, Brown got a call from Patterson, according to a source with intimate knowledge of the situation. The tone was completely different. ... The source told Yahoo Sports that Patterson arrived at the football building with a jarring change of heart for Brown: You need to resign. That was the decision of University of Texas president Bill Powers.

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December 24, 2013  08:23 AM ET

JRM, plain and simple.

December 24, 2013  08:41 AM ET

Who cares.

He gone.

The king is dead.

Long live the king.

December 24, 2013  08:44 AM ET

The "great" media are to be looked at in their great wisdom of dictating news true or false and false always hurts!

December 24, 2013  08:48 AM ET

way too many Texas kids playing elsewhere is why he's gone and with A&M spending a pile on their facilities, UT needs someone who can recruit better.

December 24, 2013  08:55 AM ET

everyone has a theory.

December 24, 2013  09:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

way too many Texas kids playing elsewhere is why he's gone and with A&M spending a pile on their facilities, UT needs someone who can recruit better.

As a Texan it irks the hell out of me to see all those Texas kids on rosters all over the country...especially those two one state north.

However, the 12 Texas FBS schools can't sign but 25 each/300 a year total.

December 24, 2013  09:07 AM ET

Like sand through the hour glass, so go the days of our lives...

December 24, 2013  09:07 AM ET

So, the new coach has to be a recruiter; who might that be?

December 24, 2013  09:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

So, the new coach has to be a better talent evaluator; who might that be?

FIFY

December 24, 2013  09:45 AM ET

Sounds like Patterson... check out this story when he was Prez of the Blazers: http://www.oregonlive.com/sports/oregonian/john_canzano/index.ssf/2013/12/ canzano_steve_patterson_and_te.html

December 24, 2013  09:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Sounds like Patterson... check out this story when he was Prez of the Blazers: http://www.oregonlive.com/sports/oregonian/john_canzano/index.ssf/2013/12/ canzano_steve_patterson_and_te.html

A journalist with an axe to grind. Shocking.

December 24, 2013  09:58 AM ET

This is the song that never ends.
It just goes on and on my friends.
Some people started singing it not knowing what it was,
And they'll continue singing it forever just because . . .

December 24, 2013  10:22 AM ET

Story on SI.com is that the regents called Powers and said they would switch votes on the recent vote of confidence if Mack wasn't fired. So, it was really Powers that informed Mack, and the regents were the ones pushing for this.

Hardly a surprise though. When Dodds was pushed out, it was only a matter of time for Mack. Ironically, this makes getting a HC a bit more of a challenge. I think the regents are not expecting a lot of time or rebuilding, but new coach/new system takes time.

December 24, 2013  10:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Story on SI.com is that the regents called Powers and said they would switch votes on the recent vote of confidence if Mack wasn't fired. So, it was really Powers that informed Mack, and the regents were the ones pushing for this. Hardly a surprise though. When Dodds was pushed out, it was only a matter of time for Mack. Ironically, this makes getting a HC a bit more of a challenge. I think the regents are not expecting a lot of time or rebuilding, but new coach/new system takes time.

Definitely makes getting a HC more of a challenge. No coach in their right mind would "desire" to work in the situation. (It may even be worse than working for Jerry Jones. At least you are only dealing with one idiot.) The money and prestige have to override all else because the situation is definitely not a good working condition.

The regents are a total train wreck. Some could care less about the long term stability of the UT system. In fact, they want it screwed up. Perry appointees are doing just as planned and directed to do.

December 24, 2013  10:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Definitely makes getting a HC more of a challenge. No coach in their right mind would "desire" to work in the situation. (It may even be worse than working for Jerry Jones. At least you are only dealing with one idiot.) The money and prestige have to override all else because the situation is definitely not a good working condition. The regents are a total train wreck. Some could care less about the long term stability of the UT system. In fact, they want it screwed up. Perry appointees are doing just as planned and directed to do.

Agree on the "desire" and what extra it will take ($$) for a new HC. I'm hopeful about the regents doing good things for UT, but nothing very convincing so far.

December 24, 2013  10:38 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Definitely makes getting a HC more of a challenge. No coach in their right mind would "desire" to work in the situation. (It may even be worse than working for Jerry Jones. At least you are only dealing with one idiot.) The money and prestige have to override all else because the situation is definitely not a good working condition. The regents are a total train wreck. Some could care less about the long term stability of the UT system. In fact, they want it screwed up. Perry appointees are doing just as planned and directed to do.

Not to mention having to deal with the LHN responsibilities in addition to trying to coach a team seen as underachievers, which would normally take 100% of your time/efforts. If I was a coach, I'd look at having to do LHN stuff as a negative to taking the job for sure.

December 24, 2013  10:43 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

So, the new coach has to be a recruiter; who might that be?

There is a Texas "short List", it contains about 20 names.

December 24, 2013  10:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

There is a Texas "short List", it contains about 20 names.

Merry Christmas, Oldtimer.

December 24, 2013  10:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Not to mention having to deal with the LHN responsibilities in addition to trying to coach a team seen as underachievers, which would normally take 100% of your time/efforts. If I was a coach, I'd look at having to do LHN stuff as a negative to taking the job for sure.

The LHN is a pain in the arse but it is a small pain compared to trying to deal with a bunch of regents that could yank your support system right out from under you in a heartbeat.

 
December 24, 2013  10:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#18):

Merry Christmas, Oldtimer.

Brotha lives!!!!!!!!

Where the hell you been?

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