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AUSTIN, Texas – From 2000 to 2009, coach Mack Brown’s Texas teams averaged more than 10 victories a season, earned two Big 12 Conference titles, won a national championship and played for another.

It was the inability to meet those high expectations over the last four seasons that pushed Brown, 62, to resign after 16 years, ending an era that included the national title after the 2005 season.

“The standard is really high here,” Brown said Sunday at a campus news conference to explain his decision. “We set a standard at this place. You’d better win all of them. I understand that. … The standard is really high here and I’m proud of being part of setting that standard.”

Texas has lost at least four games for four consecutive years and is 8-4 this season.

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Brown said he knew that wasn’t good enough. It was time to find a new coach to guide the Longhorns back among the national elite and heal a fractured fan base. His final game will be the Alamo Bowl against Oregon (10-2) on Dec. 30 in San Antonio.

Brown was under contract until 2020 with a salary at more than $5 million per year. He will stay on as a special consultant to President Bill Powers, a role his contract stipulates would pay him up to $500,000.


• Army fired coach Rich Ellerson, 60, who was 20-41 in five seasons and — perhaps most important — had an 0-5 record against Navy.

Army (3-9) lost to Navy 34-7 on Saturday.

2013-14 bowl games
The BCS National Championship is Jan. 6 at the Rose Bowl.
Bowl Teams Date, location TV
New Mexico Washington St. vs. Colo. St. Dec. 21, Albuquerque, N.M. 11 a.m. ESPN
Las Vegas Fresno State vs. USC Dec. 21, Las Vegas 12:30 p.m. ABC
Idaho Potato Buffalo vs. San Diego State Dec. 21, Boise 2:30 p.m. ESPN
New Orleans Tulane vs. Louisiana-Lafayette Dec. 21, New Orleans 6 p.m. ESPN
Beef ‘O’ Brady’s East Carolina vs. Ohio Dec. 23, St. Petersburg, Fla. 11 a.m. ESPN
Sheraton Hawaii Boise State vs. Oregon State Dec. 24, Honolulu 5 p.m. ESPN

Little Caesars Pizza

Pittsburgh vs. Bowling Green Dec. 26, Detroit 3 p.m. ESPN
Poinsettia Utah State vs. N. Illinois Dec. 26, San Diego 6:30 p.m. ESPN
Military Bowl Marshall vs. Maryland Dec. 27, Annapolis, Md. 11:30 a.m. ESPN


Minnesota vs. Syracuse Dec. 27, Houston 3 p.m. ESPN

Fight Hunger

BYU vs. Washington Dec. 27, San Francisco 6:30 p.m. ESPN

New Era Pinstripe

Rutgers vs. Notre Dame Dec. 28, Bronx, N.Y. 9 a.m. ESPN
Belk Cincinnati vs. North Carolina Dec. 28, Charlotte, N.C. 12:20 p.m. ESPN

Russell Athletic

Miami vs. Louisville Dec. 28, Orlando, Fla. 3:45 p.m. ESPN

Buffalo Wild Wings

Kansas State vs. Michigan Dec. 28, Tempe, Ariz. 7:15 p.m. ESPN
Armed Forces Middle Tennessee vs. Navy Dec. 30, Fort Worth, Texas 8:45 a.m. ESPN
Music City Mississippi vs. Georgia Tech Dec. 30, Nashville 12:15 p.m. ESPN
Alamo Oregon vs. Texas Dec. 30, San Antonio 3:45 p.m. ESPN
Holiday Arizona State vs. Texas Tech Dec. 30, San Diego 7:15 p.m. ESPN

AdvoCare V100

Arizona vs. Boston College Dec. 31, Shreveport, La. 9:30 a.m. ESPN
Sun Virginia Tech vs. UCLA Dec. 31, El Paso, Texas 11 a.m. CBS
Liberty Rice vs. Mississippi State Dec. 31, Memphis, Tenn. 1 p.m. ESPN


Texas A&M vs. Duke Dec. 31, Atlanta 5 p.m. ESPN
Gator Nebraska vs. Georgia Jan. 1, Jacksonville, Fla. 9 a.m. ESPN2
Heart of Dallas UNLV vs. North Texas Jan. 1, Dallas 9 a.m. ESPNU
Capital One Wisconsin vs. South Carolina Jan. 1, Orlando, Fla. 10 a.m. ABC
Outback Iowa vs. LSU Jan. 1, Tampa, Fla. 10 a.m. ESPN
Rose Bowl Stanford vs. Michigan State Jan. 1, Pasadena, Calif. 2 p.m. ESPN
Fiesta Baylor vs. Central Florida Jan. 1, Glendale, Ariz. 5:30 p.m. ESPN
Sugar Alabama vs. Oklahoma Jan. 2, New Orleans 5:30 p.m. ESPN
Orange Ohio State vs. Clemson Jan. 3, Miami 5 p.m. ESPN
Cotton Missouri vs. Oklahoma State Jan. 3, Arlington, Texas 4:30 p.m. FOX
Compass Vanderbilt vs. Houston Jan. 4, Birmingham, Ala. 10 a.m. ESPN
GoDaddy Arkansas State vs. Ball State Jan. 5, Mobile, Ala. 6 p.m. ESPN
BCS Florida State vs. Auburn Jan. 6, Pasadena, Calif. 5:30 p.m. ESPN
Note: Game times subject to change
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