Texas fans know it took a lot for Mack Brown to finally give up the reins at Texas. Though he didn’t go kicking and screaming, it was pretty close to it. And though Brown seemingly left relatively quietly, we now get word that he was chirping in the ears of one particular group: University of Texas recruits.
In an interview with Houston ABC station KTRK, Texas safety commit John Bonney touched upon what Brown told recruits that were on campus the weekend he resigned. According to Bonney, told recruits that they should “look around” before signing with the Longhorns and even offered to call other coaches on their behalf.
I was at my official visit when Mack Brown resigned and he told us to go look around. [He said] he’ll even talk to other coaches for you and everything because he really just wanted the best for us as players.
On the face of this, Brown’s motives were probably pure. He likely had the recruits’ best interest in mind when he encouraged them to look around just to make sure a Texas program minus Mack Brown is the program for them.
But let’s be completely honest here. This can’t help Brown’s relationship with a fanbase that had grown tired of him.