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Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Mack Brown plans to stick around awhile

By David Ubben

Texas coach Mack Brown met with the media on Monday afternoon, two days before signing day, and sounded re-energized. Most importantly, don't expect another coach-in-waiting any time soon for the Longhorns.

Mack Brown
Mack Brown says he doesn't have any plans to leave the program.
Brown, who has spent the past two months feverishly maintaining his recruiting class while hiring six new assistant coaches, was asked what he told his new assistants about his future while he was interviewing them.

"When you have a coach-in-waiting, it puts question marks into how long you’re going to coach," Brown said. "I told them I was back in the game. I was full speed ahead. I wouldn’t be working this hard on recruiting and hiring coaches if I wasn’t in it for a long time, and I basically told them that Texas fans were going to have to put up with me for a long time. I’m back at work."

That's a good sign of stability for Texas, who has experienced some of the program's best years under Brown, excluding 2010, and has the talent in place for plenty more moving forward.

A few other notes from Brown on Monday: