Mack Brown, already one of the longest tenured head coaches in D1 football, received a contract extension that will ensure the 60-year old coach finishes his career in Austin:
Despite a 13-12 record over two seasons, Texas extends Mack Brown four years and has now nine years left on contract at $5.2M per. #ut
Since coming to Texas in 1998, Brown has turned what had been a dormant program under David McWilliams and John Mackovic into one of the true powers in college fooball, compiling a record 141-39 in 14 seasons, winning two Big 12 championships as well as the 2005 national title.
The Longhorns have struggled in the last two years, going 13-12 after a nine-year stretch where they won at least 10 games every season, but Brown's decision to re-tool his coaching staff after the 5-7 debacle in 2010 has damped down any questions about his job security.
His new contract, which is scheduled to pay him $5.2 million a year until 2020, makes him the highest paid coach in the game, ahead of Nick Saban, Bob Stoops, Urban Meyer and Les Miles, all of whom make less than $5 million annually.