DALLAS, TX - OCTOBER 8: Head Coach Mack Brown of the Texas Longhorns encourages his team during a game against the Oklahoma Sooners at the Cotton Bowl on October 8, 2011 in Dallas, Texas. The Sooners defeated the Longhorns 55 to 17. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
Texas is extending Mack Brown's contract from here to eternity, based on reports.
Texas Longhorns head coach Mack Brown, the subject of rumors regarding both his retirement and his firing just weeks ago, is in the process of having his contract re-done, according to the Associated Press. Re-done like how? Well, re-done like $20-something million more coming his way, according to the Austin American-Statesman's Kirk Bohls:
Not entirely sure why such a thing would be necessary (which team was trying to hire away Mack Brown?), but there's the report. Brown's record at Texas is 141-39 with a national championship, but posting two consecutive sixth-place finishes in the Big 12 despite fielding the country's best resources will tend to warm a coach's seat, not earn a decade-long contract. But, heyyy, it's your money, Texas.
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