Amos Alonzo Stagg said the same thing Mack Brown said in the locker room after the National Championship game but in more general terms.  Stagg's said


Coach Brown is the consummate Coach and inspirational leader.  

Coach Mack Brown

Mack Brown set several NCAA records including 

  • The Only Team In NCAA History To Post 10 Wins A Year For 9 Consecutive Years (2001-2009)

  • The NCAA record For remaining in the the top 25 for 162 Weeks (2000-2010)

Mack Brown quotes 

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Two quotes from Coach Royal to Coach Brown that got Mack Brown's attention. 

When Mack Brown was at Tulane, Coach Royal tells him “ You ought to get out of here as fast as you can and go to a University that has “The” in front of it”.

Coach Royal said about Texas to Mack Brown “The good news is there’s 17 million people who care about UT football. The bad news is there’s 17 million people who care about UT football.”

Before Mack Brown is  hired most fans believe that Gary Barnett from Northwestern will be the new head coach at Texas.  

In the book Echoes of Texas Football  Clark is quoted as saying that the players want to please him (Coach Brown).  Clark says that Mack Brown "wants to win with great players who are good students."  UT Academia loved him when he said "We may be in the entertainment business on the weekends, but we are in the education business during the week." Walters said the coaching philosophy was more "teachers- not intimidators."  

Coach Brown is a great multi-tasker.  He knows that in order to turn the football program around he needs to rally the fans, engage the media, win the confidence of the present players, develop a relationship with the high school coaches, and recruit , recruit , recruit.  

After one of Coach Browns speeches to the fans about the new direction of Texas football under his guidance, Sally Brown said to her husband. "They (the fans) got the part about being positive- at least for the time being. But that 'patient' part flew right by them."




Above -Selvin Young, Mike Garcia, Daisy Garcia, and Vince Young May 2016.



A Condensed Bullet Point History Of Texas Longhorn Football During The Brown Years Follows. Please Go To The "Credit" Section Of This Website To View Books You Can Purchase From Many Fine Book Stores About Texas Longhorn Football, Or Please Visit The Official University Of Texas Longhorn Site Texassports.Com.   

Coach Brown Is The 28th Football Coach at Texas.  

It is hard to believe that as successful as the Texas longhorn teams are from 1998- 2003, none of these teams wins a Big 12 championship or receives a BCS offer.  O.U. dominates the Longhorns.

1998 record 9-3 Coach Mack Brown

Final ranking 15th nationally

Ricky Williams decides to return for his senior year by saying  "There’s certain things money can’t buy, like camaraderie, and the team being together and loyalty.  Money can’t buy those things.”  In the book The Die-Hard Fan's guide to Longhorn Football  an observation is made that Ricky Williams decision to stay his senior year "changed the face of  Longhorn  football far beyond his senior year."  Williams return  opened avenues for Mack Brown to successfully recruit many elite athletes."

(Click on "articles" and then "Tommy Nobis" to read about another Longhorn who changed football recruiting far beyond his senior year.)



Ricky Williams Wins The Heisman By The 4th Largest Margin Ever; Sets The Texas Season Record For Rushing Attempts (361);Most Yards In A Single Game (361) Against Iowa State; Most Yards For A Season (2124); Most Yards For A Career (6,279).














Wayne McGarity holds the Longhorn game record for most touchdowns receiving (4) against Texas Tech. 



Kwame Cavil breaks the Big 12 conference single season for receptions with 100 and receiving yards 1, 188.  After being suspended from the team he left for the NFL and CFL, but returned to UT to finish his degree requirements in 2010.  




Texas beats OU convincingly - Beats #6 A & M, and breaks Nebraska's 47 home game winning streak 

In 1998 it is not fashionable for Texas fans to wear the team colors to the games or to tailgate. Coach Brown convinces  the fans to wear burnt orange attire, and "celebrate" game day by tailgating. Mack's slogan"Come early, Be loud, Stay late" and more lenient rules on alcohol consumption change the "culture" of pre-game and post-game activities.  

Coach Browns first graduating class 1998.

Coach Browns first graduating class 1998.



Ricky's sets the rushing record  at "22:08" in video below

Ben Adams is an All American (no images.)


Kris  Stockton Holds The Season Record For Field Goal Attempts (30).





Texas beats Mississippi State in the Cotton Bowl on Jan 1, 1999. Texas beat the former Aggie Coach 38-11. 

1999 9-5 Coach Mack Brown

#18 Texas 24, #3 Nebraska 20

Texas hands Nebraska there only lost of the season. Texas' defense pressured Nebraska quarterback Eric Crouch into three consecutive incomplete passes on the final drive and the Longhorns secured their first victory over a Top Five-ranked opponent in Austin since 1990.
It was the 3rd consecutive victory over Nebraska.

Final ranking 21st nationally

Major Applewhite Is 1999 Offensive Player Of The Year in the  Big 12. He also holds The Texas Season Record For Fastest Longhorn To Reach 2000 Yards (7 Games); Consecutive Passes Without An Interception (156); Longest Touchdown Pass (97 Yards To Wayne McGarity); Most Consecutive 200 Yard Passing Games In A Season (11) And In A Career (21).



Victor Ike is tied with Eric Metcalf for longest reception (80 yards)

Track at Memorial stadium is removed. 

Dusty Renfro says "Total domination. It's the only way to go."

Roger Roesler is an All American (no image).

Cory Redding says " Leadership is what you do when nobody is watching." He also says "being a leader is just being you, not trying to be someone else."

Cory Redding is 1999 Defensive Freshman of the year Big 12

Aaron Humphrey 1999 (4).jpg

Aaron Humphrey


The best 5 years (2000-2005) in the history of longhorn Sports begins. During this period Men's and Women's basketball teams reach the final four, the baseball team wins two national championships, and Texas football wins a national championship.  

2000 9-3 Coach Mack Brown

Final ranking 12th nationally


The 2000 team and the 1942 team hold the Texas season record for most forced punts (96) 





Hodges Mitchell sets the single game record for most rushing attemps (45) against Texas Tech, and most all-purpose yards (375) against Kansas.

Leeonard Davis is a consensus first team All American and finalist for the Outland Trophy and semifinalist for the Lombardi Trophy.



Casey Hampton- Defensive player of the year for Big 12 in 2000

Roy Williams 2000 Offensive freshman of the year for Big 12


Below is a quote from Bill Little’s article called the “Quiet Man” written in 2013 about Mack Brown and Casey Hampton

It is a familiar story that Mack Brown uses often; how he was so frustrated with his team after a loss to Oklahoma that he told Royal, "Coach, my team quit."

"No," Darrell said, almost echoing the words of Arnold so many years before. "Teams don't quit. Some players may have given up, and it may look like that. But some of your guys may have gone out and played the best games of their careers."

Mack tells that story to laud all-American and all-Pro Casey Hampton, who did exactly what Royal described in the game.



2001 11-2 Coach Mack Brown

Final ranking 5th nationally

The 2001 and 2002 teams hold the Texas record for fewest fumbles in a season (5). 


Dusty Mangum Starts Toward His Record Of 121 Consecutive Extra Points That Ends In 2003.

Dusty Manum Holds The Longhorn Career Record By A Place Kicker For Points Scored (358)



Nathan Vasher Holds The Longhorn Record For Most Punts Returned (8), Most Return Yards In A Game (173) , Most Return Yards In A Season (554) Most Return Yards In A Career (1,314), Most Interception In A Year (17) and for a career. 




There is a quarterback controversy on who should start - Major Applewhite or Chris Simms.  The conflict dominates the headlines and splits the Longhorn fan base.

Coach Brown says "Having two great quarterbacks is not a problem, ... It's a good situation, and I've been there. Everybody talks about, 'Which one is going to play?' But the truth is, both of them are really good and can win." 

Major Applewhite sets UT bowl record against Washington, and Derrick Johnson is the defensive MVP.

Applewhite states "Football's so important in Texas. On the  West Coast, it's (football) a social, On the East Coast , it's a culture.  Here, it's a religion."

Kyle Shanahan the son of Denver Bronco's head coach Mike Shanahan transfers from Duke to Texas.

The band exiting thru the  tunnel at the OU game in the Cotton Bowl is finally eliminated because  the noise level for interviews was intolerable.

Texas dedicates the North Carolina game to Cole Pittman who had recently died in a car accident. Cole's jersey number is 44 and Texas wins 44-14 


2002- 11-2 TAKE DALLAS BACK Coach Mack Brown

Final ranking 6th nationally




Roy Williams Holds The Longhorn Career Record For Most yards receiving (3,866); Consecutive Games With A Reception (47); Most 100 Yard Games In A Career (16).





Ivan Williams says " I could've juked him (Husker defender) but I just hadn't had the chance to run over anybody in a long time."

Texas wins 11 games and beats Nebraska again to snap the Huskers  26 home winning streak.  Nathan Vasher has a game winning interception to end Nebraska's come back.


Rodrique Wright is 2002 freshman defensive player of the year Big 12




When Rufus Harris is asked by a reporter his position on the team he says DESTRUCTIVE BACK".


The 2002 recruiting class plays a major factor in the 2005 National Championship. In Geoff Ketchum Book The Die Hard Fan's guide to Longhorn Football  he states that the 2002 recruiting class has six  5 star high school recruits, 13 Longhorn starters, 10 All Big 12 selections, 5 All Americans, 2 major award winners, and 9 NFL players.  After 2002 It takes  UT a total of 5 years to attract six more 5 star high school athletes.  

Texas takes "Dallas back" after losing 5 straight Cotton Bowls by  beating LSU. 



Final ranking 12th nationally



Derrick Johnson Holds The Longhorn Career Record For Most Interceptions, Most Tackles For A Loss (65), and Most Forced Fumbles In A Season (9).





Derrick Johnson says of himself " I'm like a heat-seeking missile, and the ball carrier is the target."






D.D. Lewis Holds The Longhorn Career Record For Forced Fumble Recoveries (10).





Dakari Pearson Hold The Record For Longest Touchdown After A Fumble (77 yards) - no image


Chance is the first native born Texan to start since 1997.  Only the greatness of Vince Young keeps him from setting many records as quarterback at Texas. He has a bumper sticker on his truck that says “American by Birth, Texan by the Grace of God.”

Roy Williams says of Chance, “he likes to hunt, he dips, he fishes, and he wears a John Deere hat, and they want to call me different.”

Bo Scaife says “he’s just got this aura about him, ”, and his teammates love him. Brock Edwards said “The way he plays inspires me. When he talks and tries to throw down with a linebacker, that gets me going. It gets the morale of the whole team going.”


Chance Mock Enters Texas Football History With A Touchdown Pass To B.J. Johnson With Only 46 Seconds Remaining To Beat Texas Tech. He Holds The Longhorn Season Record For Fewest Pass Interceptions (2).



Larry Dibbles says " I like to dominate, and frankly, looking at me is a scary sight."

OU assistant coaches tell Arkansas assistant coaches to be very physical and the Longhorns will give up. arkansas beats Texas 38-28.  

Phillip Geiggar saves the win against Kansas State by forcing a fumble on QB Eli Roberson. Vince Young (2nd team) was given the call and led the team 88 yards for the game winning drive. 


Vince Young and Cedric Benson each ran for 150 yards or more against Nebraska.  No other tandem in UT history has accomplished this feat. 



Selvin Young Sets A Record By Returning A Punt And A Kick-Off For A Touchdown In The Same Game.

Aaron Ross is the winner of the Thorpe Award for best defensive back and is inducted into the Hall of Honor in 2016.


OU's loss to Kansas State in the Big 12 championship game cost Texas a BCS bid.


Vince Young and Cedric Benson each ran for 150 yards or more against Nebraska.  No other tandem in UT history has accomplished this feat. 


2004- 11-1 Finally a BCS bid but it takes some politicking by Coach Mack Brown

#6 Texas 56, #19 Oklahoma State 35

This is Texas biggest comeback in the history of Longhorn football rallying from 28 points down to win the game. QB Vince Young , TE Bo Scaife, Ramonce Taylor, and Cedric Benson led the charge. UT ended up with 600 yards of total offense as RB Cedric Benson accounted for 141 rushing yards and five rushing TDs.

Final ranking 5th nationally

This Team Holds The Texas Record For Biggest Comeback (28 Point Deficit) against Oklahoma State.



Cedric Benson sets the career record for most rushing attempts (1,112). 





Ramonce Taylor Sets The Longhorn Kick-Off Return Average For A Game (29.4) And A Career (27.0)

Young set UT records for consecutive completions with 12 and single-game completion percentage at 85.7 (18-of-21) en route to 278 yards passing and 401 yards of total offense.


Every year from 1998-2003 the story line includes one or more of the following: 

  • Texas loses to OU

  • Texas loses big 12 South

  • Texas loses at large bid to BCS

  • Texas is beaten by an underdog

While the Longhorn team in 2004 loses to OU, and they do not play for the Big 12 championship- this season will be different. 

National Championship teams require good recruiting, a competent coaching staff, players with faith in the system, trust in and respect for teammates, combined with talent, team chemistry, a strong work ethic, and a little luck. With a little luck this team could have been a National Champion.

In 2004 Texas has 6 come from behind wins.  This team wears down their adversaries defense by forcing the opposing team to either chase Vince Young, tackle Cedric Benson, or absorb the punishing blocks of the strong and powerful Longhorn offensive line.  The Kansas game is one of the 6 come from behind victories. Vince converts a 4th and 18 into a 22 yard run and he follows with a 21 yard pass with 11 seconds remaining to Tony Jeffery to defeat Kansas 27-23.  



The 4th and 18 conversion is in the video below  at the 4 minute mark and the touchdown to win the game is at the 7:15 mark.  



Texas gets a BCS bid to the Rose Bowl to play Michigan and comes from behind to win the game. With the win in the Rose bowl, Texas becomes the 4th team in college football history to win all four New Year bowl games.




For the first time the Longhorns win the Leishman Trophy after defeating Michigan in the Rose Bowl. 










2005-13-0 Coach Mack Brown

As great as this team is , they still had to win some close games.  The bench mark for a winning these close games is set during the Ohio State game, and it is a reminder for the team on what is necessary to complete a undefeated season.   

Mack Brown is Coach of the Year

This Team Sets The NCAA Scoring Record Of 50 Points A Game, The Texas Record For Pass Effiency Of 64.9%, Most Points Scored In A Season - 6,657, Higest Avg. Yards On A Kick-Off Return (27), and Most Punts Blocked (13)


David Pino Sets The Longhorn Game Record For Extra Points (10) And for a Season (71). 




As of 2005 -Vince Young Is The Only Longhorn Who Has Ever Run For 200 Plus Yards And Passed For 200 Plus Yards In A Game. He Is The Only Longhorn To Ever Produce 500+ Total Yards In A Game.  He Holds The Longhorn Record For  Average Gain Per Play For A Season (8.5 Yards); Average Gain Per Play For A Career (7.8 Yards);  Most Rushing Yards In A Game For A Quarterback (267); Longest Run From The Line Of Scrimmage for a quarterback (80). 



David Pino Sets The Longhorn Game Record For Extra Points (10) And for a Season (71). 













Justin Blalock Is The First Player In Texas Football History To Start In 50 Consecutive Games



















Michael Huff Is The Longhorn Career Record Holder For Interceptions Returned For Touchdowns (4), and is the Jim Thorpe award winner.











David Thomas Holds The Longhorn Game Record For A Tight End With 10 Receptions Against USC, 50 Receptions In A Season, And 95 Receptions  For 1,367 Yards In a Career.






This is a senior laden team with lot's of leadership so Mack Brown "lets go" of his tight control over this team. It is  a great coaching decision.

Texas is the first team in the history of Ohio State football to beat them in a night game, and Texas ends Ohio States  record of beating 36 non-conference teams in a row. 

A pass from Vince Young to Limas Sweed against Ohio State in the waning moments of the game, and Cedric Griffin's hit on Ohio States Ryan Hamby in the end zone are bench mark plays that will mirror the collective legacy of this team. 

Will Allen is an All American (no image).

Limas Sweed

Limas Sweed


Ohio State Officials apologize To Texas Fans for the harassing nature of Ohio State fans. 

From a Personal perspective I witnessed this Harassment.   My wife and I attended the Ohio State game and decided to walk to the game instead of ride a bus. BAD MISTAKE!

The drunkest Longhorns in Austin would look sober compared to a drunken Ohio State fan. My wife had all kinds of verbal sexual slurs thrown at her, and I was pushed around and intimidated by groups of Ohio state fans.  Other Longhorn fans  also experienced the wrath of the Ohio State fans. 

An official email was sent on behalf of all Longhorns complaining to Gene Smith -the Ohio State Athletic Director- that stated that Longhorn fans were abused by drunk, violent, and verbally abusive Ohio State fans.  

An Ohio State spokeswoman Said Ohio State President Karen Holbrook was sorry for the rude reception.  One of her replies Ended Up on A Blog Of An Austin Newspaper's Web Site. President Holbrook Wrote That Ohio State Has Been Trying To Change Its Culture From Being Disrespectful To Welcoming, But Work Still Needs To Be Done.




2006- 10-3 Coach Mack Brown

Final ranking 13th nationally

Michael Griffin sets the career record for blocked punts (8).

The 2006 team sets the Texas record for most touchdown passes in a game (6). 

A 9 foot sculpture of Earl Campbell is erected on the S.W. corner of the stadium.

Tim Crowder sets the single game record for most tackles for a loss (7).  No image

Freshman Colt McCoy leads a team that is full of talent.  Colt gets hurt in both the Kansas State and Texas A & M games. Longhorns lose both games.

Godzillatron video board at a cost of $8,000,000 is installed.

2007- 10-3 Coach Mack Brown


Final ranking 10th nationally




Quan Cosby Holds The Longhorn Season Record For Kickoff/Punt Returns (61) For 1,195 Yards ,And Career Kickoff Returns Of  (72) For 1,731 Yards.





Mack's team has 43 players with a 3.0  and 8 players  who earn a 4.0. It is the 6th year in a row that Mack Brown has more than 40 players with a 3.0 or higher.


16 players are mentioned as first team in the "official" publication for the Big 12.  



2008 12-1 Mack Brown

Last game on grass field: Texas 49, Texas A&M 9 (11/27/2008) Attendance: 98,621

Final ranking 4th nationally


The 2008 team holds the Texas record for most sacks per game (3.62); most past completions in a game (41) against Ohio State; highest completion rate for a game(.913) against Arkansas; most first downs by passing (23) against Ohio State; most first downs in a season (352); most first downs in a season by passing (189) ; Highest passing completion percentage (.767); lowest percentage of passes intercepted for a season (.018); most yard passing (4,008); most touchdown passes ( 36) ; highest passing average per game (308.3)  



Chris Ogbonnaya Holds The Season Record For A Running Back With 46 Receptions. 



Jordan Shipley holds the single game record for receptions (15); most receptions in a season (116); most receptions in a career (248) ; most yards in a game (273); most yards in a single season (1,485). 


Michael Griffin Holds The Career Record For Blocked Punts (8).


Mack Browns comment "you have to be consistently good to be great" epitomizes this team. Projected to finish in the middle of the Big 12, this team came within 1 second of playing for the National Championship.



Orakpo wins the Nagurski, Lombardi, and Hendricks award.




Do not watch the spoof below if you are offended by foul language.  I found this on You Tube, and it reflects my anger at losing the BCS tie breaker to OU.

This link has some vulgar comments so please view with caution and a sense of humor.


Of the 23 seniors on this team 20 graduate. McCoy sets a NCAA pass percentage completion record  and is MVP of Tostito bowl.  

Colt McCoy with 16 seconds remaining hits Quan Cosby to beat Ohio State 24-21 in the Fiesta Bowl.  Quan Cosby noticed that only the safety was cover him on the pass play so he told Colt and Colt took advantage.  Touchdown and game for the Longhorns. 


2009 13-1

First game on FieldTurf artificial surface: Texas 59, ULM 20 (9/5/2009) Attendance: 101,096

Final ranking 2nd nationally

National Championship teams combine good recruiting, a competent coaching staff, faith in the "system", trust, and respect with talent, team chemistry, a strong work ethic, and a little luck.  With a little luck this team is National Champion in 2009.



Mack Brown is Coach of the Year

This was a great team, and the injury to Colt against Alabama still hurts me!!!!!!!!!!!

The 2009 team  holds the Texas record for best  rushing defense allowing only  72.4 yards per game;  total interceptions for a season of (25);  most plays on offense (1053); most pass attempts (540) and most pass completions (362). This season sets the average home game attendance record (101,175), And Total Season Attendance (1,163,845)

Sam Acho, Emmanuel Acho, & Kheeston Randall

This was a great team, and the injury to Colt against Alabama still hurts me!!!!!!!!!!!

The 2009 team  holds the Texas record for best  rushing defense allowing only  72.4 yards per game;  total interceptions for a season of (25);  most plays on offense (1053); most pass attempts (540) and most pass completions (362). This season sets the average home game attendance record (101,175), And Total Season Attendance (1,1,163,845)



D.J. Monroe Sets The Longhorn Career Record with Three Kick Off Returns. 





Earl Thomas Holds The Seasonal Record For Interceptions (8).




Hunter Lawrence Holds The Longhorn Season Record For Field Goals (24) And The Career Record For Highest Field Goal Percentage (.872)  





Colt McCoy graduates as the most successful quarterback in NCAA history with a 45-8 record. He holds the game passing record of 470 yards against UCF, season passing record ( 3859 yards) and the career passing record of 13, 253 yards.





2010 5-7 Pending  Coach Mack Brown


Texas Finish's last in the Big 12 South.

The 2010 team  holds the Texas record for most field goals made (23) and the season home game attendance record of 704,580 fans   


Garrett Gilbert holds the record for most passing attempts in a game (59); and most total plays in a game.






Goodwin is the first collegian to win both the Olympic Trials and the NCAA Outdoors long jump competition in the same year since 1960. He is also the first-ever Longhorn to reach the long-jump final in the Olympics.








2011 8-5 still pending Coach Mack Brown

The 2011 team holds the Texas single game record for kick-off return yards of 262 yards against Oklahoma State; most kick off returns in a season (53); and most yards on returns in a season (1,276) .

D.J. Grant is tied with two other Longhorns for the  single Game Record for touchdown receptions (3) as a tight end. 









Fozzy Whitaker sets the Longhorn game record for kick-off return average of 42 yards and the season record of 42.4 yards.  He holds the record with two 100 yard kick-off returns in back to back games.  The run against Oklahoma State is to the left.


A Lot of Coaching changes this season


2012 9-4 Still pending Coach Mack Brown

Final ranking 19th nationally

David Ash Is The Fastest Longhorn To Reach 1,000 Yards In Passing (4 Games). (Surpassing Major Applewhites record.

The 2012 single home game attendance record is set against West Virginia (101,851)  

This  Longhorn team sets a one game Longhorn record that may never be surpassed. Four team members combine to set a record. 

  • David Ash passes for 326 yards

  • Malcolm Brown rushes for 128 yards

  • Marquise Goodwin catches passes for (102 yards)  and

  • Mike Davis catches passes for (124 yards)

2013 8-5 still pending Coach Mack Brown


The 2013 team  holds the single game Texas record for total offense of 716 yards against New Mexico State. 


Anthony Fera holds the Longhorn record for most consecutive field goals (15).





Jackson Jeffcoat is an All American and wins the Ted Hendricks Award





Coach Brown's  contributions to Longhorn traditions remains a portal to the past that reminds Longhorn fans that heritage shapes the present and empowers the future. 


Assistant Coaches


The  research on the history of Longhorn Sports ends in 2014.  Information will be added at a future date.