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Texas coach Mack Brown in Fox Sports 1 interview:
'The only way to shut up the doubters and the haters is win'

by Jason Kersey Modified: October 11, 2013 at 9:40 am •  Published: October 11, 2013
Texas coach Mack Brown, left, speaks with Fox Sports 1's Andy Roddick. PHOTO COURTESY OF FOX COLLEGE FOOTBALL
Texas coach Mack Brown, left, speaks with Fox Sports 1's Andy Roddick. PHOTO COURTESY OF FOX COLLEGE FOOTBALL

DALLAS — Texas coach Mack Brown sat down for an interview with Fox Sports 1’s Andy Roddick on Thursday and discussed the season and his future as the Longhorns’ head coach.

Here are a couple of the questions and answers from the interview, which aired on Fox Sports Live.

The Longhorns and Sooners meet Saturday at 11 a.m. in the annual Red River Rivalry game.

Q: There’s been a lot of talk about your job security. It seems like there’s new speculation and new rumors every week. How hard is that for you personally to deal with?

A: I block all that out because really, the only thing that’s important to me, Andy, is winning this weekend. And then winning against TCU, and then winning against Kansas. The rest of it’s very unimportant to me. I do know, like you know, the only way to shut up the doubters and the haters is win. You shut ’em up, they’re your best friend, want autographs and pictures. I’ve seen it before.

How do you envision the rest of the season going for Texas football, and what do you have to do to be the head coach of Texas football for a long time to come?

First thing is, I envision us winning every game. My gosh, I shouldn’t be the head coach at Texas if I didn’t. My plan is for us to win Saturday, for us to win the rest of the games and to go to the BCS. That’s my plan. As far as what I have to do to keep my job at Texas? It’s not my decision, and I really don’t care. I mean, that is the furthest thing from my mind. I don’t worry about any of that. I worry about what I can control, and what I can control is getting our assistant coaches and our players ready to play Saturday, and then do the best job I can do Saturday to help us win. Other than that? I don’t even know if I’ll be alive at the end of the year. I’m trying to make it ’til Saturday so I can get ready for TCU starting Sunday.

by Jason Kersey
OU Sports Reporter
Jason Kersey became The Oklahoman's OU football beat writer in May 2012 after a year covering high school sports and OSU recruiting. Before joining the newspaper in November 2006 as a part-time results clerk, he covered high school football for...
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