Former Texas coach Mack Brown was part of ESPN's pre-game coverage on site inside Royal-Memorial Stadium. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

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Mack Brown comments on Texas’ hire of Tom Herman

Posted November 26th, 2016

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Charlie Strong’s predecessor has given his blessing to Strong’s successor.

On Saturday, Mack Brown praised the University of Texas’ decision to hire Tom Herman to lead its football program. Brown currently serves as a college football analyst for ABC and ESPN, but he is better known around Austin as the coach who led the Longhorns to a 158-48 record and a national championship from 1998-2013. After Brown resigned in 2013, he was replaced by Strong.

Herman was a graduate assistant for Brown from 1999-2000.

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Brown also chimed in about Strong’s departure. Strong went 16-21 in three seasons over his three years in Austin. Jack Chevigny, who was at Texas from 1934-36, was the last coach who failed to get a fourth season with the Longhorns. Strong and Chevingny (13-14-2) are the only coaches who finished with losing records at Texas.

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