Mack Brown http://kut.org en After Coaching, Mack Brown Now Fields Questions on Twitter http://kut.org/post/after-coaching-mack-brown-now-fields-questions-twitter <p>How is Mack Brown spending his free time theses days? <a href="https://twitter.com/UT_MackBrown/">Check out his Twitter page</a> for an update.</p><p><a href="http://kut.org/post/photos-mack-brown-jack-ingram-matthew-mcconaughey-raise-funds-kids">At a charity event</a> for his <a href="http://mackjackmcconaughey.org/">Mack Jack and McConaughey</a> foundation, joined by county musician Jack Ingram and Academy Award-winning actor Matthew McConaughey, the former UT-Austin head football coach admitted he's enjoying some of the free time and freedom that comes with <a href="http://kut.org/post/photos-mack-brown-wife-sally-honored-city">no longer coaching the Longhorns</a>. And Twitter is a big part of that.</p><p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 16:46:29 +0000 Laura Rice 10328 at http://kut.org After Coaching, Mack Brown Now Fields Questions on Twitter PHOTOS: Mack Brown, Jack Ingram & Matthew McConaughey Raise Funds for Kids http://kut.org/post/photos-mack-brown-jack-ingram-matthew-mcconaughey-raise-funds-kids <p>Three of Austin’s most famous residents kicked off an effort last night <a href="http://mackjackmcconaughey.org/" target="_blank">to raise money for charities</a> that help young people.</p><p>Former UT-Austin Head Football Coach Mack Brown, county musician Jack Ingram and Academy Award-winning actor Matthew McConaughey make up “Mack Jack and McConaughey" – or MJ&amp;M.</p><p>The trio’s <a href="http://kut.org/post/three-austins-biggest-names-come-together-one-cause" target="_blank">inaugural fundraising campaign in 2013</a> raised more than $1 million.</p><p>"We thought this would be a home run," Mack Brown said. "Because when you get Jack Ingram and Sheryl Crow and when you get Matthew McConaughey to come in, it's special. And it's all for kids." Fri, 25 Apr 2014 13:02:19 +0000 Laura Rice 10298 at http://kut.org PHOTOS: Mack Brown, Jack Ingram & Matthew McConaughey Raise Funds for Kids Photos: Mack Brown & Wife Sally Honored by City http://kut.org/post/photos-mack-brown-wife-sally-honored-city <p>Former Longhorns head coach Mack Brown and wife &nbsp;Sally were honored by the City of Austin last night.</p><p>Austin Mayor Lee&nbsp;Leffingwell&nbsp;issued a proclamation marking Thursday, Jan. 30 as “Mack and Sally Brown Day” in the capitol city. <a href="http://kut.org/post/mack-brown-leaving-ut-longhorns-after-bowl-game">Brown resigned in December</a> after 16 seasons with 158-48 record, being <a href="http://kut.org/post/longhorns-welcome-charlie-strong-head-coach">replaced by Louisville’s Charlie Strong</a>.</p><p>See photos of the event in the slideshow above.</p><p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 19:54:41 +0000 KUT Staff 9690 at http://kut.org Photos: Mack Brown & Wife Sally Honored by City 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 Longhorns Fall to Oregon in Mack Brown's Final Game as Head Coach http://kut.org/post/longhorns-fall-oregon-mack-browns-final-game-head-coach <p><strong>Update: </strong>The Longhorns got trampled 30-7 by the University of Oregon Ducks tonight in the Alamo Bowl in San Antonio.&nbsp;</p><p>The Ducks ran two interceptions for touchdowns, spoiling what was the farewell game for Longhorns' Head Coach Mack Brown, who is retiring after 16 seasons with UT.</p><p>Despite the loss -- and a 30-21 record in his final four seasons -- the crowd gave Brown a warm send-off. UT athletic director Steve Patterson has said the team intends to name Brown's successor by January 15th.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Original story: </strong>It's not unusual for the <a href="http://texassports.com/?path=football">University of Texas at Austin's football team</a> to appear in a post-season bowl game. But tonight, when the Longhorns take on Oregon in the <a href="http://www.alamobowl.com/main/">Alamo Bowl</a>, there is one twist: it is the last game as Head Coach for Mack Brown.</p><p>Brown became the Longhorns'&nbsp;28th head football coach on December 4, 1997.</p><p>On December 15, 2013, after months of speculation, Brown made the announcement that he will retire at the end of the 2013 season.</p><p>After a few disappointing seasons since 2010, many fans and observers have considered the team to be underperforming and were clamoring for change. Tue, 31 Dec 2013 03:58:46 +0000 KUT Staff 9450 at http://kut.org Longhorns Fall to Oregon in Mack Brown's Final Game as Head Coach 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 Mack Brown Leaving UT Longhorns After Bowl Game http://kut.org/post/mack-brown-leaving-ut-longhorns-after-bowl-game <p>Texas Longhorn’s Football Coach Mack Brown is leaving the team after 16 years.</p><p>In an email released Saturday night, Brown said the Longhorn job was the best in the country and that he wants to team to get back to the top of college football.</p><p>"<span style="line-height: 1.5;">I sincerely want it to get back to the top and that's why I am stepping down after the bowl game. I hope with some new energy, we can get this thing rolling again," Brown said.</span></p><p>UT-Austin president Bill Powers and new athletic director Steve Patterson heaped praise on Brown in the release. &nbsp;Patterson said Brown was a, "...<span style="line-height: 1.5;">tremendous coach, mentor, leader and ambassador for our university and our student-athletes." While Powers simple said,&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Mack is just the best and he will be missed."</span></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/124894342&amp;color=ff6600&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Sun, 15 Dec 2013 00:58:08 +0000 Ben Philpott & Roy Varney 9351 at http://kut.org Mack Brown Leaving UT Longhorns After Bowl Game Longhorns Prepare for Thanksgiving Game as Injuries Mount http://kut.org/post/longhorns-prepare-thanksgiving-game-injuries-mount <p>The Texas Longhorns football team will continue their slog through another disappointing season on Thanksgiving night.</p><p>The Longhorns will be facing a new Turkey Day foe: Texas Tech Red Raiders. The team will pose a challenge for a banged up and underperforming Longhorns defense. The Red Raiders feature the #1 passing offense in college football and started the season 7-0 before dropping four straight games.</p><p>Meanwhile, the Longhorns are coming off a blowout 38-13 loss to Oklahoma State. The loss likely trampled any hopes the Longhorns had to salvage a season with a Big 12 Championship. The defeat dropped the Longhorns to a dismal 29-19 record since the start of the 2010 season.</p><p> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 22:39:40 +0000 Roy Varney 9262 at http://kut.org Longhorns Prepare for Thanksgiving Game as Injuries Mount Committee Won't Look Into UT Regent's Call to Alabama Coach's Agent http://kut.org/post/committee-wont-look-ut-regents-call-alabama-coachs-agent <p>A legislative committee investigating University of Texas System Regent Wallace Hall will not consider recent allegations claiming Hall abused his powers by talking to a sports agent about replacing UT football coach Mack Brown.</p><p><a href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ncaaf/2013/09/19/report-texas-regent-talked-to-nick-sabans-agent/2839255/">Reports surfaced last week</a> that Hall spoke to an agent for Nick&nbsp;Saban, the football coach for the top-ranked University of Alabama, in January. Former UT Regent Tom Hicks was also on the call. Hicks then asked Brown if he wanted to retire, but Brown said he did not.</p><p> Thu, 26 Sep 2013 19:21:53 +0000 Jody Serrano 8803 at http://kut.org Committee Won't Look Into UT Regent's Call to Alabama Coach's Agent After Ole Miss Loss, Mack Brown Pleads to UT Fans, Eyes Big 12 Play http://kut.org/post/after-ole-miss-loss-mack-brown-pleads-ut-fans-eyes-big-12-play <p>Following the weekend’s 44-23 loss to Ole Miss, Longhorn Football coach Mack Brown is realistic about the list of challenges facing the Longhorns and the <a href="post/mack-brown-longhorns-could-win-it-all-year">dismal performance</a> of his team so far this season.</p><p>“I’m more disappointed than anybody at the way we have started,” Brown said in a press conference on Monday. “It has kind of been the perfect storm. We’ve had injuries, we’ve had setbacks.”</p><p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 20:08:05 +0000 Carrie Powell 8708 at http://kut.org After Ole Miss Loss, Mack Brown Pleads to UT Fans, Eyes Big 12 Play Prosecutor: No Charges for Longhorns McCoy, Hicks (Update) http://kut.org/post/prosecutor-no-charges-longhorns-mccoy-hicks-update <p><strong>Update</strong>: Case McCoy and Jordan Hicks will not face charges stemming from an alleged sexual assault in San Antonio on the eve of the Alamo Bowl.</p><p>The&nbsp;<a href="http://www.mysanantonio.com/default/article/UT-football-players-won-t-face-sex-assault-charges-4218935.php"><em>San Antonio Express-News</em></a>&nbsp;reports:&nbsp;</p><blockquote><p>[Bexar County] Assistant District Attorney&nbsp;Cliff&nbsp;Herberg&nbsp;said his office reviewed details of the investigation into&nbsp;Jordan Hicks&nbsp;and Case McCoy, but that no case was formally filed. Police informed the district attorney's office that the investigation is closed,&nbsp;Herberg&nbsp;said.</p></blockquote><p><strong>Original post </strong>(Jan. 14, 8:14 a.m.): University of Texas at Austin football players Case McCoy and Jordan Hicks have been reinstated to the team after they were <a href="http://kutnews.org/post/two-ut-players-questioned-over-sexual-assault-update" target="_blank">s</a><a href="http://kutnews.org/post/two-ut-players-questioned-over-sexual-assault-update" target="_blank">uspended for violating team rules</a>.</p><p> Thu, 24 Jan 2013 15:19:30 +0000 Austin Feldman & Wells Dunbar 6164 at http://kut.org Prosecutor: No Charges for Longhorns McCoy, Hicks (Update) Going Bowling: UT, Other Texas Teams Head Into Post-Season Play http://kut.org/post/going-bowling-ut-other-texas-teams-head-post-season-play <p>The Texas Longhorns will play Oregon State<a href="http://www.texassports.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/120212aaa.html" target="_blank"> in the Alamo Bowl</a> in San Antonio <a href="http://espn.go.com/college-football/bowls" target="_blank">this post-season</a>.</p><p>The Longhorns have played the Oregon State Beavers twice. UT won both times. Oregon State does have a better record and a higher rank this season. The game is Dec. 29.</p><p>Some expected the Longhorns to head to the Cotton Bowl. Instead, that’s where UT’s <a href="http://www.soonersports.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/120212aaa.html" target="_blank">Big 12 rival Oklahoma</a> will play<a href="http://kutnews.org/post/longhorn-tradition-without-traditional-foe" target="_blank"> former Big 12 rival Texas A&amp;M</a> on Jan. 4.</p><p>The Sooners lost out on a chance to play in a BCS bowl when Mid-American Conference champ Northern Illinois moved up in the rankings and earned an automatic bid. Mon, 03 Dec 2012 14:19:19 +0000 Laura Rice 5800 at http://kut.org Going Bowling: UT, Other Texas Teams Head Into Post-Season Play Three of Austin's Biggest Names Come Together for One Cause http://kut.org/post/three-austins-biggest-names-come-together-one-cause <p>An actor, a musician and UT’s head football coach are joining forces to help kids in need.</p><p>Mack Brown, Jack Ingram and Matthew McConaughey are putting together an event they’re calling “Mack, Jack &amp; McConaughey" or "MJ&amp;M."</p><p>There's not a lot of information right now—<a href="http://mackjackmcconaughey.org/" target="_blank">even the event's website says</a> "additional details to be announced."</p><p>What we do know is that MJ&amp;M will be a two-day, celebrity-filled special event held in Austin in April to raise funds for various children’s charities. The only charity already listed by name as one that will be supported is McConaughey’s <a href="http://www.jklivinfoundation.org/" target="_blank">just keep livin Foundation</a>. Tue, 27 Nov 2012 13:30:17 +0000 Laura Rice 5726 at http://kut.org Three of Austin's Biggest Names Come Together for One Cause A Longhorn Tradition, Without the Traditional Foe http://kut.org/post/longhorn-tradition-without-traditional-foe <p>The Texas Longhorns take the field Thursday for their traditional Thanksgiving game.</p><p>Although this year it’s without their traditional rival, Texas A&amp;M.</p><p>With the Aggies in the S.E.C. this year, UT added Texas Christian University to the schedule for the holiday game.</p><p>Longhorn Head Coach Mack Brown says there are several similarities between the old rivals, A&amp;M, and this year’s opponent.</p> Wed, 21 Nov 2012 22:57:00 +0000 Matt Largey 5709 at http://kut.org A Longhorn Tradition, Without the Traditional Foe Mack Brown: Longhorn Network Leaving UT a 'Little Overexposed' http://kut.org/post/mack-brown-longhorn-network-leaving-ut-little-overexposed <p>If you ask a Longhorn fan their thoughts about the <a href="http://espn.go.com/longhornnetwork/" target="_blank">Longhorn Network</a>,&nbsp;you might hear complaints about its cable carrier agreements. Ask a rival team's fans, and you might hear grumblings about the cash cow the network represents for the Forty Acres.&nbsp;</p><p>But if you ask University of Texas head football coach&nbsp;<a href="http://www.mackbrown-texasfootball.com/" target="_blank">Mack Brown</a>&nbsp;his thoughts about the&nbsp;Longhorn Network, you might just get a piece of his mind.</p><p>That's what happened <a href="http://www.texassports.com/allaccess/?media=342977" target="_blank">yesterday at Brown’s weekly press conference</a>, where he spoke rather frankly about the effect the network is having on the Horns this football season.</p><p>Brown argued that the Longhorns are a “little overexposed” this year. He cited a conversation he had with Baylor Head Coach Art Briles&nbsp;where he was told that “Baylor sees every practice.” He also thinks<a href="http://rivals.yahoo.com/video/college-football/Mack-Brown-concerned-about-the-Longhorn-Network-1109250" target="_blank">&nbsp;that opponents north of Waco are watching too.</a></p><p> Tue, 23 Oct 2012 14:39:18 +0000 Hady Karl Mawajdeh 5424 at http://kut.org Mack Brown: Longhorn Network Leaving UT a 'Little Overexposed' Top Morning Stories 1/26/12: Tuition Changes, Perry's Polling, Mack Brown's Contract http://kut.org/post/top-morning-stories-12612-tuition-changes-perrys-polling-mack-browns-contract <p><strong>Tuition Rule Change for Undocumented Immigrants</strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Texas public colleges, universities, and community colleges will now be required to pressure undocumented immigrants receiving in-state tuition. Colleges will have to tell students every year to contact federal authorities about their legal status. That&rsquo;s part of a rule change the <a href="http://www.thecb.state.tx.us/generalpubs/agenda/AG2012_01/AG2012_01/default.htm">Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board </a>passed unanimously at a board meeting this morning.</p> Thu, 26 Jan 2012 14:40:24 +0000 Divya Darsi 3533 at http://kut.org Top Morning Stories 1/26/12: Tuition Changes, Perry's Polling, Mack Brown's Contract Top Morning Stories 1/23/12: Public Hearing on AISD Bond Money http://kut.org/post/top-morning-stories-12312-public-hearing-aisd-bond-money <p><strong>AISD Public Hearing on Bond Money</strong></p><p>During the Austin ISD&rsquo;s school board meeting tonight there will be <a href="http://www.austinisd.org/announcements/austin-isd-public-hearing-regarding-utilization-2008-bond-contingency-funds" target="_blank">a public hearing on how to spend the 2008 Bond Program&#39;s contingency funds</a>. The 2008 bond initiative gave the district $343 million to spend on projects to meet new health requirements and to upgrade technology.</p> Mon, 23 Jan 2012 14:52:54 +0000 Carlos Morales 3506 at http://kut.org Top Morning Stories 1/23/12: Public Hearing on AISD Bond Money Top Morning Stories for November 10, 2011 http://kut.org/post/top-morning-stories-november-10-2011 <p><strong>Rick Perry&#39;s Reaction to &quot;Oops&quot; Moment</strong></p><p>Rick Perry&#39;s <a href="http://kutnews.org/post/rick-perrys-oops-moment">&quot;oops&quot; moment</a> last night has <a href="http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/gop-presidential-primary/192795-perry-has-debate-oops-crowd-cheers-cain">provided</a> <a href="http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2011/11/rick-perry-tries-to-fundraise-off-his-oops-moment/248233/#">plenty</a> of <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/11/oops-he-did-it-again-can-rick-perry-recover-the-note/">fodder</a> for the <a href="http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/11/10/does-perrys-meltdown-finally-clear-path-for-romney/">pundits</a>.&nbsp; In a rare post-debate appearance, the candidate appeared to be in deep <a href="http://kutnews.org/post/perry-makes-unexpected-post-debate-appearance">damage control</a>.</p><p>Perry tweeted to his followers on <a href="http://twitter.com/#!/GovernorPerry">Twitter</a> last night saying:</p><p> Thu, 10 Nov 2011 12:30:42 +0000 Jessica Mahoney 2961 at http://kut.org Top Morning Stories for November 10, 2011 Davis Out as UT Offensive Coordinator http://kut.org/post/davis-out-ut-offensive-coordinator <p>After a 5-7 season and no bowl game for the first time in 13 years, Greg Davis has resigned as offensive coordinator for the Texas Longhorns football team.</p> Mon, 06 Dec 2010 18:49:00 +0000 Ian Crawford, KUT News 404 at http://kut.org Davis Out as UT Offensive Coordinator