Today, legendary coach Mack Brown appeared on his first College Football Hall of Fame ballot.
Then he announced that he might not be done coaching.
Speaking with SXM College Sports, the coach indicated that if the right opportunity came along, he’d jump all over it.
Brown “stepped down” as head coach of the Texas Longhorns in 2013. Many felt that he was forced out by the university, something that seems even likelier now that he has indicated a desire to return to coaching.
In his four years away from the sideline, he has appeared on ESPN as a college football analyst.
The question remains, what would be the right situation? You can safely assume that Brown doesn’t want to take over a program that isn’t in position to win. Coaching might be his passion, but that doesn’t mean he’s looking for a passion project.
The job at Texas was just filled again this offseason, so it will be at least a few years before that on is available again. With a potential Hall of Fame induction in the cards, Brown would be a huge addition for any program. At 65 years old, he still feels he has some “good years left”. Is there a program who needs a coach who will agree?
We might not have seen the last of coach Mack Brown.