Mack Brown announced his resignation as Texas head coach on Saturday, effective after the Alamo Bowl between the Longhorns and Oregon. Under brown’s guidance, the Longhorns posted nine consecutive double-digit win seasons from 2001 until 2009. He probably won’t get another head coaching opportunity, but he could end up as a studio analyst.
Brown released a statement about his resignation, which was uploaded to Twitter by ESPN writer Max Olson.
Statement from Mack Brown: pic.twitter.com/99tawcEmHp
— Max Olson (@max_olson) December 15, 2013
Other fans and, well, not fans, took to the social network to express their joy or regret that Brown is resigning.
BREAKING: Mack Brown will resign as Texas coach. He will coach the Longhorns in the Alamo Bowl.
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) December 15, 2013
In 20+ yrs of CFB broadcasting I have found that being a great coach does not always equal being a person of great character. Mack Brown=YES
— Todd Blackledge (@Todd_Blackledge) December 15, 2013
My good friend Mack Brown steps down to let the new regime set their own path. One final gesture of unselfishness. Gotta love this guy!
— Coach Charlie Weis (@CoachWeisKansas) December 15, 2013
Mack Brown retiring?!?!?! Wow… End of an era… #longhornfootball
— Jared Padalecki (@jarpad) December 15, 2013
If you say that you hate Mack Brown then I say there’s a 99.9% chance you’ve never met him.
— Ryan McGee (@ESPNMcGee) December 15, 2013
Mack Brown. One of my all time faves. And not just because he gave me my sweetass Beadle jersey. #HookEm
— Michelle Beadle (@MichelleDBeadle) December 15, 2013
Really Sad to see Mack Brown go, and we can’t have Saban so I hope we can get the next best thing. Jimbo Fisher #Longhorns
— Meredith Nicole (@MeredithNicoleP) December 15, 2013
— ChrisYoungMusic (@ChrisYoungMusic) December 15, 2013
No word yet on who might replace Mack Brown as head coach at Texas.