Prior to Nick Saban agreeing with Alabama to a contract extension, there were reports of him possibly taking over as Texas's head coach. Saban has since claimed the school wasn't even in consideration, but this even being in question had folks wondering about Mack Brown's future as the Longhorns' head coach. Saturday brought us answers; Brown is resigning.

Brown, who's coached at Texas for 16 years, cited the school being "pulled in different directions" as the cause of his departure. He will coach his final game at the Alamo Bowl vs. Oregon at Dec. 30. Brown is credited with bringing the Longhorns into national prominence when he took over a team that won just four games the year before. His career accomplishments included a 2006 National Championship with a Vince Young-led team (which seems so long ago), guiding Ricky Williams to a Heisman Trophy in 1998, and seven bowl wins. He ends his tenure with a 158-47 record, nine wins short of Darrell Royal's school record.

[via ESPN]