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Mack Brown Steps Down As Texas Head Coach

ThinkStock(AUSTIN, Texas) -- Longtime Texas head coach Mack Brown announced on Saturday night that he is stepping down after the Alamo Bowl against Oregon on Dec. 30.

“We built a strong football family, reached great heights and accomplished a lot, and for that, I thank everyone,” Brown said in a statement. “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.”

Brown became the Longhorns head coach in 1998, leading the program to its first undisputed national championship in 36 years in 2005. He brought Texas back to BCS championship game in 2010, where they lost to Alabama, 37-21.

Brown won 10 or more games in nine consecutive seasons from 2001-2009. The last four years, Brown has gone 30-20 with an 18-17 record in Big 12 action.

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