Mack Brown Steps Down as Texas Coach Per Report: A Retrospective in Photos and GIFs

By Ty Duffy

Mack Brown is stepping down as head coach of the Texas Longhorns according to Chip Brown of OrangeBloods. After 16 years, seven top 10 finishes and one national championship, Brown is moving on. Besides the success and the charm, Mack was known for having one of the more expressive faces in college football. Here is a look back in photos and GIFs.

Texas kicked a field goal in the second quarter to make it 3-3 against Baylor. A haunted-looking Mack Brown still felt a redemptive Big 12 title might be in the cards. Baylor outscored the Longhorns 27-7 in the second half.

Mack’s meltdown saved Bob Stoops from a fair amount of grief the past few years. Here’s a shot of him after the Longhorns delivered rebuilding Oklahoma a beat down to pay them back for ones received the previous two years. This shot was post-Gatorade bath. We opted not to relive this incident.

Texas suffered two atrocious losses against BYU and Ole Miss. With Texas fans selling “Saban 2014” shirts outside the stadium, the Longhorns rebounded to beat Kansas State. Mack gives a momentary, sly look to the camera before celebrating with his team.

Texas came from behind in the 4th quarter to beat Oregon State in the Alamo Bowl. Mack presumably saw this as some sort of turning point.

Texas started the Longhorn network. Mack Brown became head coach cum media star.

Mack took a 42-31 lead into halftime against Baylor in 2012. He had this response to calls for his head. This was also the famous Natalie Portman game.

We’re not sure what the context from this picture is. We refer to it, simply, as “the scream.”

Mack had a rough offseason following the BCS title game. He returned for 2010 aged, paunchy and hell bent on running the football.

Mack Brown walks off field after losing the  2009 BCS Title Game to Alabama. If reports are to be believed, this is the precise moment the wheels began coming off.

Mack at full-speed after beating Ohio State in the 2009 Fiesta Bowl. Trim. A lot more pepper. McConaughey still in his Romantic Comedy/Bongo Drum period. Just five years ago…

Mack after Texas upset Pete Carroll’s USC 41–38 to win the 2005 BCS Championship. The apex.

[Photos via USA Today Sports, Getty]