What was the point of the conversation, if neither of the officials reportedly involved – regent Wallace Hall and former regent Tom Hicks – had any real power to move Brown out of the job as soon as possible?
The AP reports Hicks met with Brown a couple of days later and “asked” Brown if he was ready to retire. Brown said no.
If you want a new coach, go out and get a new coach. Stop letting Brown swing in the wind. He won a national championship for Texas and got the Longhorns within one game of another. If they want Saban, open the job and give him a call.
It’s fun to imagine the phone call to Saban’s agent, Jimmy Sexton, after that regent’s meeting with Brown.
“Hey, about that thing we discussed the other day … Mack says he won’t quit. So, anyway, I guess we won’t be needing a new coach after all. We’ll hire a new coach some day when Mack says we can.”
Tom Hicks in the same guy who owned the Texas Rangers and found a way to land Alex Rodriguez in 2001 when everybody in baseball wanted the budding superstar. You would figure he would know how to put on his big-boy pants and figure out a way to get it done, instead of talking to an agent and saying that if Texas can get the coach to agree to quit, we would love to throw a bunch of cash at your client.
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