Mack Brown reportedly will get a ‘big push’ for the Texas AD job

Mack Brown (USATSI)
Mack Brown could get serious consideration for the Texas AD job. (USATSI)

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.

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.


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