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I plan to coach a long time. When I do retire, it won't come from a twit in Topeka, Kansas."

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I plan to coach a long time. When I do retire, it won't come from a twit in Topeka, Kansas."

-- Mack Brown on reports that his retirement is imminent.

Mack Brown’s first choice for offensive coordinator, I am told by two sources, was Kansas City...

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Mack Brown’s first choice for offensive coordinator, I am told by two sources, was Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Charlie Weis, and the Texas head coach all but considered it a done deal that the former Notre Dame head coach would join his staff in Austin. However, Weis’ high school senior son had bonded with Longhorn defensive coordinator Will Muschamp and had planned to learn under him at Texas until Muschamp bolted to Florida and the entire Weis family followed to Gainesville."

AAS columnist Kirk Bohls revealing that Mack Brown may have targeted current Florida OC Charlie Weis for the same position at Texas.

That [BCS championship] game, of course -- along with the championship loss to LSU a year later and...

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That [BCS championship] game, of course -- along with the championship loss to LSU a year later and the 35-3 humiliation at USC in early 2008 -- has loomed over the program like a plague, and will continue to some extent until the Buckeyes finally take out a truly elite non-conference power (sorry, Oregon) in a BCS game. Nebraska faced the same bogus hurdle in the eighties and nineties -- Midwesterners "can't compete with Southern speed" -- until the 'Huskers dominated Miami, Florida and Tennessee to cap three undefeated, national championship seasons in a four-year span from 1994-97. Mack Brown was a "couldn't win the big one" figure at Texas, dogged by a lopsided losing streak against Oklahoma, until he added a difference-making athlete, Vince Young, and turned him loose to devastating effect in 2005.

Dr. Saturday on why 2010 may be the year of the Buckeye. His reminder of the fine line between ultimate success and "can't win the big one" is a point we should bear in mind with respect to Mark Richt.
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