The University of Texas hasn’t done so well in football over the past two seasons. The Longhorns have gone 13-12 in that span including a 6-11 record in the Big 12. After back-to-back disappointing seasons some believed long-time head coach Mack Brown’s job could be in trouble.
Clearly that’s not the case.
On Thursday the University’s Board of Regents agreed to extend Brown’s contract by four years, which ensures he will be leading the program through 2020. Brown, who makes $5.2 million a year, won’t get any more money out of the extension, but will continue to see annual raises of $100,000 per the stipulations of his current deal.
While the regents voted, Texas president Williams Powers Jr. (who has a fantastic name) and athletic director DeLoss Dodds claimed school officials hoped Brown would coach the team as long as he wants to.
In 14 years as the head coach of the Longhorns, Brown has compiled a record of 141-39, while winning a national championship in 2005 and Big 12 championships in 2005 and 2009. His prowess for recruiting the state of Texas is unparalleled, but his teams have underachieved when you consider the level of talent he has had on his rosters.
The 60-year-old Brown later released a statement about the new deal:
“I’m so fortunate to have great bosses like DeLoss Dodds and Bill Powers and a Board of Regents who all have been so supportive of Sally and me for 14 years. We’re grateful for their continued support of our football program and are looking forward to many more wonderful years at Texas.”
Dodds also claimed that Texas is planning to give raises to Brown’s staff but those have yet to be announced to agreed upon.