Mack Brown | Texas Longhorns: Rumors Swirling, Latest Coaching News




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Mack Brown | Texas Longhorns: Rumors Swirling, Latest Coaching News
By Randy Maltz – Founder/Editor Silver and Blue Report & Hook ’em Report

Nick Saban, Alabama Crimson Tide, Texas LonghornsLatest Rumors!  Well, here we are again and Mack Brown is still the Coach.  There are numerous rumors and speculation about Nick Saban, along with other potential hires here at The University of Texas.  Will Nick Saban leave the Alabama Crimson Tide and come to the Big 12 and the Texas Longhorns?

Of course, these rumors should be taken lightly until you hear a press conference. Remember, that Alabama just lost to their in-state rivals, Alabama had a chance to win a third straight national championship, and key players will be leaving Alabama for the 2014 NFL Draft.

Here is a quote from The National Football Post:

It looks very much like the Mack Brown era at Texas will end in 2013.

Sources intimate the target list includes Alabama coach Nick Saban, 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh and Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher. And don’t rule out Les Miles and Art Briles.

We’re told not to be fooled by leaked contract extensions and that the Longhorns are willing to wait until after late bowl games to get the right guy. Money will be no object.

If there’s a big buyout, Texas will pay it.

For a coaching change year that looked slow (only nine jobs open so far), the Texas job could make things very interesting. The Longhorns will hire a head coach. And that could create a ton of other movement. Alabama, FSU and LSU are great jobs. It’s going to be a very long and interesting month.

At Boise State, sources tell us that while Arkansas State head coach Bryan Harsin in on the list, he’s by no means a shoo-in. The Idaho Statesman reports former defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox and former coach Dirk Koetter are also candidates.

The Palm Beach Post reports that Jimbo Fisher and Florida State have agreed to a new contract that will put him among the top 10 highest paid in the country.

Under the new deal, Fisher will average about $4.1 million a season. An official announcement is expected early this week.

“He’s obviously doing a a good job, so he deserves it,” FSU president Eric Barron said on the field Saturday night after the Seminoles defeated Duke 45-7 to win the ACC championship.

NFL Network’s Ian Rappaport reports Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin, who agreed to a 6-year deal recently, hasn’t signed it. That means the Texans may have a shot at landing him.

Auburn’s Gus Malzahn has agreed to a new six-year contract, the school announced. Malzahn will be paid $3.85 million in the first year of the new deal and receive a $250,000 raise each year.

Here is an article from the Austin American Statesman, by Kirk Bohls:

Mack Brown’s future at Texas after 16 successful seasons remains in limbo, but I wouldn’t look for him to stay unemployed long if he chooses to step down but continue coaching elsewhere. Joe Jamail, his trusted friend and attorney, told me he received “a feeler from a major, major university to see if Mack was interested.” When I asked Jamail if that was USC before it hired Steve Sarkisian, he said, “I can’t tell you. They called me in complete confidence.” Other big-name schools have come after Mack regularly. I think Nebraska would be crazy not to consider Brown if it lets Bo Pelini go. … Jamail also spoke to Brown at length Saturday night. “Mack said he was proud of our boys,” Jamail said. “You can’t win without a good quarterback, and we don’t have one.”

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