Mack Brown to Resign as Texas Longhorns Head Coach

Alex KayCorrespondent IDecember 10, 2013

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Updates From Saturday, Dec. 14:

The Longhorn Network announced that Brown will resign:

BREAKING: Mack Brown will resign as Texas head coach.

— Longhorn Network (@LonghornNetwork) December 15, 2013

247Sports' Blake Munroe gave more detail:

Mack Brown told the team about an hour ago that he resigned. He made the decision at 3:00 PM today More @ #ut #horns

— Blake Munroe (@247Blake) December 15, 2013

Brown added his statement via

"Sally and I were brought to Texas 16 years ago to pull together a football program that was divided. With a lot of passion, hard work and determination from the kids, coaches and staff, we did that. We built a strong football family, reached great heights and accomplished a lot, and for that, I thank everyone. It's been a wonderful ride. Now, the program is again being pulled in different directions, and I think the time is right for a change. I love The University of Texas, all of its supporters, the great fans and everyone that played and coached here. I can't thank DeLoss Dodds enough for bringing our family here, and Bill Powers and the administration for supporting us at a place where I have made lifelong friendships. It is the best coaching job and the premier football program in America. I sincerely want it to get back to the top and that's why I am stepping down after the bowl game. I hope with some new energy, we can get this thing rolling again."