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UT search: Fisher, Strong still targets, some push Saban

Texas officials are still strongly considering Florida State’s Jimbo Fisher and Louisville’s Charlie Strong and haven’t completely given up the idea of luring Alabama’s Nick Saban to Austin, the American-Statesman has learned. Some key UT power brokers are still enchanted with the idea of landing Saban, which would be viewed … Read More

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Baylor’s Briles says he’s staying put

Baylor’s Art Briles will not be Texas’ next coach. Briles released a statement this morning, saying he was staying put: “I have no desire to pursue other coaching positions,” Briles said. “As I’ve said many times, I am both humbled and honored to be the head coach at Baylor University, … Read More

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Baylor’s Bob Simpson ‘hopeful’ Art Briles stays with Bears

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Texas Rangers owner and Baylor benefactor Bob Simpson said he’s hopeful Briles will remain at Baylor. At this point, Simpson admitted there’s nothing the school can really do to stop Texas or anyone else from stealing him away. The school has already given Briles a new 10-year … Read More

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No contact with Briles; UT search still open

Texas athletic director Steve Patterson’s self-imposed deadline to find a new football coach (Jan. 15) is now less than two weeks away, but the situation is still murky and no coach should be viewed as the clear frontrunner. Baylor coach Art Briles did not have any contact with Patterson on … Read More

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Texas interviews Charlie Strong; Art Briles next?

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Baylor coach Art Briles has not been interviewed by Texas athletic director Steve Patterson for the Longhorns head coaching vacancy, but a source very close to Briles said he would be willing to visit after Wednesday night’s Fiesta Bowl. The American-Statesman has also confirmed previously published reports that … Read More

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UT’s Steve Patterson wants coaching search done by Jan. 15

SAN ANTONIO — In his first public comments since the Texas coaching search began, men’s athletic director Steve Patterson said he expects to have the new coach in place before the end of the NCAA dead period on Jan. 15. “We have to be back open for business in the … Read More

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UT’s Mack Brown sidesteps questions about his future

In the final pre-game press conference for the Alamo Bowl, outgoing Texas coach Mack Brown sidestepped all questions Sunday about his departure, reports of his buyout and what his plans are for the future. When asked specifically about a Yahoo! Sports report that he was fired by UT president Bill … Read More

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Austin billboard company: Mack Brown a ‘Class Act’

Texas football season ticket holder Bill Reagan wanted to do something to thank coach Mack Brown for all he’s done over the last 16 years. So the president of Reagan Advertising decided to put up a billboard. Four of them, in fact. The first of four Reagan Advertising billboards appeared … Read More

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UT announces search committee, search firm

Texas officials announced Wednesday that men’s athletic director Steve Patterson has put together a search committee and hired an executive search firm to assist in hiring the next head football coach. According to UT, the following eight people will make up the search committee: Steve Hicks, vice chair of the Board … Read More

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Mack Brown, school officials to meet Thursday

A decision on Mack Brown could come by the end of the day. A meeting has been scheduled for late Thursday between Brown, UT president Bill Powers and new athletic director Steve Patterson, according to a high-ranking UT source. It’s unclear whether they will ultimately decide Brown will remain as … Read More

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Mack Brown, Bill Powers meeting delayed by UT regents

Texas president Bill Powers and head football coach Mack Brown were tenatively scheduled to meet Thursday to discuss the coach’s job status. But the UT System Board of Regents spent much longer in a closed-door session that anyone anticipated, and the Powers-Brown meeting was delayed until Friday. Powers, Brown and … Read More

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Source: Mack Brown has had retirement discussions

Mack Brown has had discussions with school officials about resigning as the head football coach at Texas, a high-ranking source told the American-Statesman. However, nothing has been finalized yet, and Brown wants to talk to UT president Bill Powers one more time before deciding whether to step down after 16 … Read More

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Texas-Oregon in Valero Alamo Bowl

Texas (8-4) will face Oregon (10-2) in the Valero Alamo Bowl. Kickoff is set for 5:45 p.m. on Dec. 30 in the Alamodome. This will be the second straight year the Longhorns spent the holidays in San Antonio. Last season, UT defeated 15th-ranked Oregon State 31-28 in a thrilling come-from-behind … Read More