Despite Resigning as Texas’s Football Coach, Mack Brown Hasn’t Really Gone Anywhere
Despite resigning as Texas’s football coach in December, Mack Brown hasn’t really gone anywhere. He’s reportedly stayed on the university payroll as a special advisor to president Bill Powers. Last week the city of Austin declared January 30 “Mack and Sally Brown Day,” an event covered by Texas’s own official football site.
Those facts make the conversation between four-star safety recruit John Bonney – a long-time Texas commitment – and Houston ABC station KTRK all the more potentially awkward. In this video, Bonney says that Brown told recruits visiting during the same weekend Brown resigned they should “look around” before signing with the Longhorns:
The complete quote from Bonney:
I was at my official visit when Mack Brown resigned and he told us to go look around. [He said] he’ll even talk to other coaches for you and everything because he really just wanted the best for us as players.
Bonney would go on to visit both Auburn and Baylor this month, though he says he’s still firmly committed to the Longhorns and new coach Charlie Strong.