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Texas Longhorns Considering Mack Brown Extension Past 2016 After Holiday Bowl

The 2011 Holiday Bowl might just have become more important for Mack Brown. His tenure with the Texas Longhorns might very well be extended further with a good performance by his football team against the California Golden Bears.

Brown is pretty well-entrenched as Texas's leader for the next half-decade; his current contract with Texas runs through 2016 at about $5 million a year. There has been some speculation that Brown will not finish his contract though, so Athletic Director DeLoss Dodds has made a preemptive move.

Texas is considering a contract extension of more than one year for football coach Mack Brown, AD DeLoss Dodds tells the Dallas Morning News
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If these new rumors are true, it's pretty much a guarantee that Mack Brown will be dictating when he wants to leave rather than Texas doing the same to him. The deal is probably being put in place to ensure the head coach will feel secure as the team leader for the next few years.

I'm guessing if Cal beats Texas decisively though, there might be a change of heart for all parties. Wouldn't be surprised if Texas comes out extra-motivated in this one.

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