Originally written on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 9/20/13
Anyone saying Mack Brown needs to win out to keep his job hasn't paid attention to one of the most enduring friendships in sports. University of Texas athletic director DeLoss Dodds will continue to offer Brown safe harbor as long as he remains in office. Dodds spent part of last week denying a report on Orangebloods.com that he would be stepping down at the end of this school year. He took to the Longhorn Network, now seen at least five Texas counties, to address his and Brown's futures. The 74-year-old Dodds proclaimed that Brown was "the kind of person we need in college football." Dodds remains in a state of denial. The Associated Press reported Thursday that a UT regent and a former regent made contact with Nick Saban's agent last January to gauge the coach's interest in coaching the Longhorns. The former regent was none other than former Rangers and Stars owner Tom Hicks. Hicks informed Brown of the meeting two days later and asked him whether he was ready to retire. Bro...
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