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By Tammy Bruce
Topic - Mack Brown
Texas said Wednesday it has agreed to pay former coach Mack Brown $2.75 million that would have been owed him if he had been fired, and place him in a one-year, $500,000 job as a special assistant to the president for athletics.
Texas coach Charlie Strong barely had a month to accept his new job, move to Austin and somehow hold together the Longhorns' 2014 recruiting class after Mack Brown's sudden departure after 16 years.
Virginia Tech has hired Stacy Searels to be its offensive line coach.
University of Texas regents on Monday approved a five-year contract for new football coach Charlie Strong worth more than $25 million.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A billionaire donor to the University of Texas is apologizing for his criticism of the hiring of Charlie Strong as the new Longhorns football coach.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A billionaire donor to the University of Texas says the hire of new football coach Charlie Strong was like a "kick in the face."
The 53-year-old Strong clearly has some of the same pages from predecessor Mack Brown's playbook. He embraced the legacy of Texas's football tradition when he entered the room and hugged Edith Royal, the widow of former Longhorns coach Darrell Royal who won national titles in 1963 and 1969 and a share of a third in 1970.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Charlie Strong talked about being tough and winning championships. That is exactly what Texas fans wanted to hear from their new football coach.
The Bowl Championship Series produced frustration, anger, resentment — and some indelible memories.
Charlie Strong left a Louisville program that needed to punch its way into the national spotlight for the Texas Longhorns, who live smack in the middle with their enormous wealth, swagger, political intrigue and championship expectations.
New Texas football coach Charlie Strong says he's excited to lead one of the premier programs in the country, calling the Longhorns job a dream.
Louisville coach Charlie Strong has told Cardinals athletic director Tom Jurich that he is leaving for Texas.
Charlie Strong remains Louisville's football coach for the moment, telling assistants Saturday morning he hasn't decided to accept Texas' offer to become its coach, but the Longhorns remained confident they would get their man.
Texas will offer its head coaching job to Louisville's Charlie Strong and he is expected to accept, a person familiar with the search told The Associated Press on Friday night.
Brown announced on Dec. 14 that he would step down after Texas' bowl game and called it a "mutual" decision between himself, school President Bill Powers and athletic director Steve Patterson.
Making it particularly awkward was that Brown announced his resignation on Dec. 14, the same weekend Texas hosted more than a dozen recruits for the team banquet and their official visit.