University of Texas assistant coach, Brick Haley, defensive line, speaks to the media during a press conference with first year coaches held at the University of Texas' Moncrief - Neuhaus Athletic Center, in Austin, Texas, on Monday, June 8, 2015. (Rodolfo Gonzalez / AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

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Report: Brick Haley to remain at Texas

Posted February 17th, 2016

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Defensive line coach Brick Haley will stay at Texas after being pursued by Texas A&M, according to Scout and 247Sports.

Haley had spent recent days deciding between the two schools and apparently received a pay bump to return for his second season at Texas in 2016. Last year, Haley made $235,00.

Haley’s interest in A&M had at least something to do with his relationship with Aggies defensive coordinator John Chavis, with whom Haley coached with at LSU. Chavis was also defensive coordinator at Alabama A&M when Haley was a linebacker with the program.

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Losing Haley could have put Longhorns coach Charlie Strong in a tricky situation because Haley had built a relationship with several members of the Longhorns’ 2016 recruiting class, including five defensive tackles.

Strong must still hire a defensive backs coach to replace Chris Vaughn, who left the program last week over allegations that he broke NCAA recruiting rules when he coached at Ole Miss.

 

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