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    Dec. 27, 2004 wire reports

    LOS ANGELES -- With Texas preparing for its first Rose Bowl, coach Mack Brown is in line for a raise.


    Brown already is one of college football's highest-paid coaches with a salary of slightly more than $2 million a year. Athletic director DeLoss Dodds told the Associated Press on Monday that details of the new contract will be announced during the week.

    "We like what we've got," Dodds said. "He's done a wonderful job with the program."

    Brown declined to discuss details of his pending contract extension but said he was "excited about the talks."

    "We haven't yet accomplished everything we've wanted to here," Brown said at a Rose Bowl ceremony for the two teams at Disneyland. "There's no better place to coach than the University of Texas."

    Although Brown has been criticized for a five-game losing streak to Big 12 South rival Oklahoma, Texas (10-1) has won at least 10 games the last four seasons and has become a Top 10 fixture in the rankings during his seven years.

    The Rose Bowl will be Texas' first appearance in a Bowl Championship Series game. The Longhorns meet No. 13 Michigan (9-2) on Jan. 1.

    The Associated Press News Service

    Copyright 2004, The Associated Press, All Rights Reserved

  • #2
    Re: Longhorns give Brown raise after Rose Bowl berth

    This is very good news, indeed, for Mighty Sooner fans.


    • #3
      Re: Longhorns give Brown raise after Rose Bowl berth

      I thought it was somewhat surprising considering his inability to beat Oklahoma.


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        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.


        "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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      • DJRamFan
        Franchione to get extension, raise from Texas A&M
        by DJRamFan
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        DALLAS -- Texas A&M coach Dennis Franchione will get a contract extension and a raise after leading the Aggies to the Cotton Bowl in his second season.


        Athletic director Bill Byrne said Saturday that Franchione's contract, currently worth $1.7 million annually through 2010, was being restructured. He didn't release the details.

        "He's done a great job with the talent we have and I look forward to a great future at Texas A&M," Byrne said before the Aggies (7-5) finished their season with a 38-7 loss to Tennessee. "We want to make sure Dennis Franchione continues to coach our football team."

        The deal is expected to be completed this month. Byrne would only say that Franchione would remain among the best-paid coaches in the country.

        "It certainly provides continuity and patience for what we're trying to do, and understanding," Franchione said. "This is where we want to finish our coaching career, and where (wife) Kim and I want to be."

        The Cotton Bowl was Texas A&M's first New Year's Day game in six years. The Aggies were 4-8 last season.

        Texas coach Mack Brown agreed this week to a 10-year contract worth more than $25 million. The Longhorns played Michigan in the Rose Bowl, their first Bowl Championship Series game.

        Byrne said a restructured contract for Franchione had been discussed before Brown got his new deal.

        "We always analyze our compensation at the end of every year," Byrne said. "This is something that actually President (Robert) Gates and I talked about sometime in November."

        Texas A&M started this season with a 41-21 loss at Utah, then won six straight games before losing three of its last four. The Aggies still got their first Cotton Bowl berth since 1998, after Texas got into the BCS.

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        AUSTIN -- Texas coach Mack Brown is sticking with Vince Young as the team's starting quarterback, despite two consecutive poor passing games.


        Brown had suggested after the Longhorns' 28-20 win over Missouri that he'd think about whether to bench Young for backup Chance Mock. But he removed that option at his weekly news conference Monday.

        "Vince will start," Brown said.

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        The coach said he had wanted to see how Young was feeling after he was knocked out of the game in the second quarter with a bruised sternum. Although Young was cleared to return in the third quarter against Missouri, Brown stuck with Mock, who played the entire second half.

        Brown said Young was fine.

        Together, the two quarterbacks threw for 58 yards in an offense that ranks just 103rd nationally in passing. The Longhorns have been able to compensate for that with a rushing attack that ranks No. 2 and averages 293.5 yards per game behind tailback Cedric Benson.

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        "He is such a valuable part of our running game," Brown said. "A big part of Cedric's running success to me comes from (defenses) having to be aware of the ability to make the explosive plays with Vince."

        Young ran for 53 yards and one touchdown on five carries against Missouri. He also caught a 48-yard pass from running back Ramonce Taylor.

        "I thought he ran Saturday like he ran last year," Brown said. Young rushed for 998 yards and 11 TDs as a freshman but didn't have a scoring run this season until last Saturday.

        "We're running the ball well enough, I really feel like the passing will improve," Brown said.

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        "I do feel like Chance is more ready to play now," Brown said. "We haven't even discussed what that means, but he is available now to play if we need him to help us win."

        Last year against Texas Tech, the Longhorns trailed 40-35 when Mock relieved Young and drove Texas 86 yards to the winning touchdown pass with 46 seconds left.

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        BOSTON -- The University of Massachusetts agreed to suspend football coach Don Brown for this season's first three games and issued a public apology to Northeastern for recruiting and hiring him away, all part of a settlement ending a lawsuit.


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        Northeastern obtained an injunction preventing Brown from coaching, claiming a breach of contract. Superior Court Judge Thomas E. Connolly found that Brown "willfully and intentionally breached his contract" and that UMass-Amherst "actively induced the breach."

        Brown was under contract to coach Northeastern through 2008. He was required to obtain approval from the school before negotiating or accepting other jobs.

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