After 22 months of having the job every athletic director dreams about, ex-Texas AD Steve Patterson was fired on Tuesday morning. Now the favorite, or at least the fan favorite, for the job is former Texas football head coach Mack Brown.
While fans and alumni are petitioning for Brown to be given the job, Brown says he has not spoken to anyone about the job, according to ESPN reporter Brett McMurphy.
As head coach of the Longhorns from 1998-2013, Brown finished at Texas with a 158-48 record, winning Big 12 South division titles, two Big 12 conference championships and one national championship in 2005.
Brown, 64, is not just a Texas legend that could easily fit in as athletic director. He has legitimate experience as an athletic director from his time at Tulane as head coach for three years.
Even though there have not been any reported meetings or conversations, I expect Brown will at least get a phone call over the next few weeks.
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