Dec. 29, 2004
SportsLine.com wire reports

LOS ANGELES -- Football coach Mack Brown and Texas agreed to a 10-year contract worth more than $25 million that would keep him at the university through 2014.

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"We're excited about everything Mack has done in building our football program back into one of the nation's elite," athletic director DeLoss Dodds said Wednesday, three days before the sixth-ranked Longhorns face No. 13 Michigan in the Rose Bowl.

The deal needs approval from the school's board of regents, but Dodds said he thinks that won't be a problem.

The contract would boost Brown's $2.06 million annual salary by $100,000 in the first year, with additional $100,000 raises each year. He'd earn a little more than $3 million in 2014.

"We've had a great seven years, and I'm really excited about the future," Brown said. "There is no greater place to coach than the University of Texas."

Brown, already one of the highest-paid coaches in college football, has led Texas to four consecutive seasons with at least 10 victories and is 69-19 in Austin.

The Rose Bowl will be the first Bowl Championship Series appearance for the Longhorns (10-1).

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