"The University of Texas System Board of Regents upped coach Mack Brown's total compensation from $3 million to $5 million a year." If I were Mac Brown, I would turn down this raise and say that I am doing so in acknowledgment of all the hard working U of T faculty and staff who have been forced to do more with less during these tough times. This might help to dispel the notion that cutbacks don’t apply to those who are juiced in to the administration. Coach Brown, the University of Texas, the NCAA could not spend $2 million and get better PR than that. Furthermore, I would suggest that at some point in the news conference where Mac Brown refuses this raise, he should speak up publicly to remind Lavar Arrington that, although thousands might not turn out to watch someone teach, millions don’t go to college to watch football either.
Jan 13 2010 - 2:38pm