(AUSTIN, Texas) — Even though the Texas Longhorns football program has seen better days as of late, the university is still standing behind their legendary coach. According to the Austin American-Statesman, the university is planning to extend head coach Mack Brown’s contract through the 2020 season. Brown earns $5.2 million per season, and will receive an annual raise of $100,000.
“Our football program is in a great place thanks to Mack’s hard work,” Texas athletic director DeLoss Dodds said in a statement. “Mack is as energized as ever, has a great staff and an exciting young team. Our future is very bright.
Brown has been at Texas for 14 seasons, winning a BCS championship in 2005. During his tenure at the university, Browns has gone 141-39, but in the past two seasons the team has struggled. The team went 5-7 in 2010 and 8-5 in 2011.
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