Texas’ Board of Regents met yesterday to extend head football coach Mack Brown’s contract to 2020. The move was an effort to quell rumors of Brown’s potential exit from the 40 Acres — be it by retirement, resignation or firing.
Our editors take Texas A&M over Texas, even with Houston at 8-0
There were major questions facing most Lone Star teams — besides conference realignment — coming into the 2011 season. Could Texas rebound from a losing campaign? Could Texas A&M continue its late 2010 momentum while being distracted with an SEC move?
The Sooners are favored, but the Longhorns have won four of the last six against OU.
Oklahoma started the college football year as a favorite to play in the BCS Championship Game. Texas entered the 2011 season just looking to be Texas again and rebuild from a 5-7 campaign that led to a shakeup of Mack Brown’s coaching staff.
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Where do some of the biggest college coaches fall on the alignment chart?
Alignment charts have been a popular staple on the Internet for a while. (Who doesn't like to break anything down to a nice chart?) So we thought we'd take a look to how some of the biggest coaching names in college football--like Joe Paterno, Mack Brown, Les Miles, Jim Tressel and Lane Kiffin--fit in. Enjoy.