After a week of rumors and speculation, Mack Brown resigned from his position as Texas Longhorns head coach on Saturday evening.
The Twitterverse predictably erupted. There was some snark, but also a lot of reverence for Brown. Here is a smattering of the public’s instant reaction.
As class acts go, Mack Brown belongs on the front row of the team photo. In time, even his critics will appreciate how good of a coach he is
— Gene Wojciechowski (@GenoEspn) December 15, 2013
Sorry to hear that Mack Brown has made it official tonight in Austin. He has stepped down after 16 yrs as Head Coach for the Longhorns. — Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) December 15, 2013
I’ll miss covering Mack Brown. Class guy. Did not get class treatment at the end. — Pat Forde (@YahooForde) December 15, 2013
Mack Brown. One of my all time faves. And not just because he gave me my sweetass Beadle jersey. #HookEm
— Michelle Beadle (@MichelleDBeadle) December 15, 2013
Mack Brown drunkenly crashes Heisman ceremony, talks about chicken fingers being underrated for 15 minutes.
— GOOD KING SPENCESLAS (@edsbs) December 15, 2013
You coach that bowl game in chaps, Mack Brown. Coach the hell out of it. — sir broosk (@celebrityhottub) December 15, 2013
And there it is. Mack Brown done at Texas. Tough last couple seasons, but he was one of the best coaches in the scheme of things. — Charlie Joslin (@wcjoslin) December 15, 2013
resign and re-sign are two different things #mackbrown
— joey (@jronbigstackz) December 15, 2013
Much love to Mack Brown. He’s turned my alma mater into a powerhouse & one of the most recognizable brands in the world. I’ll miss him.
— Zachary Rose (@zachesor) December 15, 2013
— Chris Myers (@chrismyerscomic) December 15, 2013
So Mack Brown will make his last stand at the Alamo Bowl. Ok so I’m not original!
— Michael S Francisco (@msfrancisco) December 15, 2013
Fux y’all for what u did to Mack brown… #HookEm
— Side Dikk Young’n (@SUSO_HOSS) December 15, 2013
As an Austin resident who doesn’t watch football, should I pretend to be happy, sad or indifferent when people talk about Mack Brown?
— AustinBloggy (@AustinBloggy) December 15, 2013