UT football http://kut.org en Why The Race Of The New Football Coach At University Of Texas Matters http://kut.org/post/why-race-new-football-coach-university-texas-matters The Texas Longhorn football team is trying to regroup after several disappointing seasons under veteran coach Mack Brown.<p>The University of Texas hired Charlie Strong last week to usher in a new era in Austin. Wed, 15 Jan 2014 15:49:58 +0000 Wade Goodwyn, NPR 9556 at http://kut.org Why The Race Of The New Football Coach At University Of Texas Matters UT Football Hires Charlie Strong to Replace Mack Brown http://kut.org/post/ut-football-hires-charlie-strong-replace-mack-brown <p>The University of Texas announced Sunday it is hiring Charlie Strong as its head football coach, replacing the outgoing Mack Brown, who&nbsp;<a href="http://kut.org/post/mack-brown-leaving-ut-longhorns-after-bowl-game">announced last month</a>&nbsp;that he was leaving the team after 16 years.&nbsp;</p><p>Strong, 53, will become the first black coach of a men's sport at UT in the university's history,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.mysanantonio.com/sports/college_sports/longhorns/article/UT-s-hiring-of-Strong-could-come-Sunday-5115202.php">the&nbsp;<em>San Antonio Express-News</em>&nbsp;reported.</a></p><p>"To follow a future Hall of Fame coach like Mack Brown, who built a program that had great success and a reputation of doing it with class and integrity, is extra special," Strong&nbsp;<a href="http://www.texassports.com/news/2014/1/5/FB_0105140033.aspx?sourceid=strong_splash_press_release_link">said in a statement</a>&nbsp;released by the university.&nbsp;</p><p>Strong will receive a salary of $5 million per year for five years,&nbsp;<a href="http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/college-football/news/20140103/charlie-strong-agrees-texas-longhorns-head-coach/"><em>Sports Illustrated&nbsp;</em>reports</a>, citing an unnamed athletics official.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Sun, 05 Jan 2014 22:52:30 +0000 Nathan Bernier 9485 at http://kut.org UT Football Hires Charlie Strong to Replace Mack Brown Likely and Unlikely Replacements for Mack Brown as Longhorn Coach http://kut.org/post/likely-and-unlikely-replacements-mack-brown-longhorn-coach <p class="p1">Now that Mack Brown's officially resigning, Longhorn fans can breathe a sigh of relief, or of sorrow, after four years of lackluster play from UT football. But, despite latter day streakiness as a coach, Brown leaves the program second in all-time wins and an overall record of 158-47, including the 2005 BCS&nbsp;championship.</p><p class="p1">Brown's shoes won't be easy to fill, but there are plenty of high profile coaches in the running to do just that. Here's a list of the rumored replacements.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 22:40:36 +0000 Andrew Weber 9382 at http://kut.org Likely and Unlikely Replacements for Mack Brown as Longhorn Coach Mack Brown Discusses Decision to Step Down as Texas Football Coach http://kut.org/post/mack-brown-discusses-decision-step-down-texas-football-coach <p>After sixteen years wearing burnt orange, Mack Brown has decided to leave his post as the head coach of the University of Texas Longhorns football program. At a press conference Sunday, Brown explained his decision to step down after the Bowl Game against Oregon in two weeks.</p><p>“There are just too many distractions too many negatives, and players and coaches shouldn’t have to deal with negativity about me or the university,” he said. &nbsp;“The university is so much bigger than any person.”</p> Sun, 15 Dec 2013 21:02:02 +0000 Kate McGee 9373 at http://kut.org Mack Brown Discusses Decision to Step Down as Texas Football Coach