Texas fired athletic director Steve Patterson on Tuesday, and there’s a great deal of speculation about who will take over the nation’s most profitable athletic department.
Mike Perrin reportedly will be the interim AD, with the search for a permanent replacement beginning shortly. One of the names floated as a candidate is familiar in Austin.
Former football coach Mack Brown reportedly is getting serious consideration and will get a “big push” from some in the program, according to Fox Sports’ Bruce Feldman.
Source tells @FoxSports “Not sure it’ll go thru, but there will be a big push for Mack (Brown) to become the next AD at #Texas.”
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) September 15, 2015
Brown was Texas’ coach from 1998 to 2013, when he resigned. He is currently a TV analyst. Under Brown, the Longhorns went 158-48 and won the 2005 national championship.
Brown wouldn’t be the first former football coach to take over as athletic director at his former school. However, at a school as big as Texas with the nation’s most profitable athletic department, it would certainly be a big leap of faith to put someone without any experience as an AD in that post with the Longhorns.