While I got ya, here are nine things and one crazy prediction:
1. Some clarification on Mack Brown’s future: The Texas football coach told Pat Forde last week that he’d like to coach through his current contract, which runs through 2020, and that he doesn’t think he is in any danger of being fired. Brown told us local scribes the same thing off the record earlier this month and now is comfortable with that revelation being out there. In fact, when I told him it sounds as if he’d like to coach another 10 years, the almost-62-year-old coach said, “Yeah, I would.” He’s also said he would quit if he felt he wasn’t getting the job done. And so everyone knows, he has the complete support of the UT administration. Athletic Director DeLoss Dodds and President Bill Powers are firmly in his corner. Powers, in fact, told a large number of Longhorn donors recently that Brown’s presence the past 15 years has helped raise more than $1 billion for the school. That’s a pretty strong endorsement.
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