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'You know I Bleed Orange!': Vince Young returns to Texas as a special assistant

Texas defensive back Davante Davis speaks with Vince Young after the Longhorns beat Missouri in the Texas Bowl in Houston on Dec. 28, 2017.

Legendary Longhorn Vince Young has returned to work at Texas.

Young is currently listed in UT's staff directory as a special assistant for the athletics administration. Young tweeted on Monday about his new job, which was first noticed by Orangebloods.com.

A Texas spokesperson did not immediately respond to an inquiry by the American-Statesman about what Young's duties will be as a special assistant. Additionally, it was not immediately made clear what Young is getting paid. Earl Campbell, Jody Conradt and DeLoss Dodds are also employed as special assistants at Texas.  

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This is the second time that Young has worked at his alma mater. He formerly held a part-time job as a Neighborhood Longhorns development officer. He was paid around $50,000 annually for a gig that asked him to participate in fundraising.

However, Young was fired by Texas in 2019. UT cited Young's failure "to maintain standards of conduct suitable and acceptable to the university" as the reasoning for his dismissal.

Within the athletic department at Texas, there aren't many names that are more notable than Young's. Young, 37, quarterbacked the Longhorns to a 13-0 record and a national championship during the 2005 season. Young's No. 10 jersey was retired by Texas in 2008. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2019.

Contact Danny Davis at 512-445-3952. Email ddavis@statesman.com or @aasdanny.