Posted October 23rd, 2008 by Brian
Filed under: Football

In what has probably been his best coaching job at Texas, head coach [tag]Mack Brown[/tag] has taken a team not many pundits were expecting much from and put them in the driver’s seat for a second national championship in four years. He’s recruited standout players, hired good coaches, and has the whole team playing incredible football this season. Even after winning the national title, somehow all the credit went to [tag]Vince Young[/tag] and none to Brown.

And now finally some much needed love is coming Mack’s way. Check out this article on and read an excerpt of the main points below:

But here’s the thing: Mack Brown IS the best college football coach in America. I’m not offering this up as an opinion. I don’t even see how anyone else has a case. I mean, let’s break this down here. What do you want a college football coach to do? I can think of six main things:

1. Win.

Brown has won more games this decade than any coach in the country. He is the only coach in America to win at least nine games every season for the last dozen years.

2. Win the big games.

Brown was the winning coach in the 2006 Rose Bowl — USC vs. Texas — perhaps the greatest college football game ever played. His Longhorns have beaten Stoops and Oklahoma three of the last four years. In the Longhorns last 25 games against Top 25 opponents, they are 21-4.

3. Go to bowl games and win them.

Brown has taken his teams — Texas and North Carolina — to 16 consecutive bowl games, and Texas has won four straight bowl games.

4. Make game adjustments.

Texas has made 21 fourth-quarter comebacks under Brown — the 21st came this year against Oklahoma.

5. Recruit talented players.

Nobody questions Brown’s recruiting genius — in fact, he derisively has been called “Mr. February” because some think he should win EVEN MORE with the amazing recruiting classes he signs.

6. Energize the fan base.

When Mack Brown took over at Texas, there were 39,743 season ticket holders. That was a record. Today, there are 83,000 season ticket holders. The school has added 20,000 seats to the stadium, and they are adding more. Celebrities are showing up more and more too. Just last week, Derek Jeter was on the sidelines of the Texas-Missouri game, perhaps in the hope that some of his credit rating would rub off on Mack Brown.

I’m sure if the Longhorns keep winning we’ll be seeing a lot more of these stories as the year goes on.


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