Texas Coach Mack Brown Deflects Job Talk
Mack Brown says he doesn’t read it, doesn’t listen to it and does his best to ignore it. He wants no part of any discussion about whether his job is on the line when the Texas Longhorns play rivalOklahoma in Dallas on Saturday at the Cotton Bowl.
Any talk in Austin about the biggest game on the Longhorns’ schedule inevitably comes around to whether its ”win or else” for Brown after 16 seasons as the Texas coach.
”It doesn’t affect me at all,” Brown said this week as Texas (3-2, 2-0 Big 12) prepared for the No. 12 Sooners (5-0, 2-0).
”There’s no giving up, no quitting in this coaching staff,” Brown said. ”None of that is a factor . . . None of that matters. Winning matters.”
A coach whose 153 wins rank second only Darrell Royal (167) in school history, who in 2005 delivered the program’s first undisputed national championship in 36 years and played for another in 2009, is fighting for his job. Exactly how does it come to this?