UTRGV to study football feasibility with Mack Brown to chair it

The formation of a football feasibility study committee that will be chaired by UT-Austin’s former grid coach Mack Brown, was announced by the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley on Friday.
UTRGV President Guy Bailey said the school is in the process of developing strategic and master plans and the football feasibility study is a subset of those plans.
“This is a very important and exciting time for UTRGV,” Bailey said. “As we work on our strategic and master plans, it is important that ewe examine all aspects of our future. This is an ideals time for our university to explore the possibility of bringing college football to the Rio Grande Valley.”
The committee, which will consist of special advisors, faculty and staff, student leaders and community members, will work with the consultants chosen to conduct the feasibility study. The committee then will present its final recommendations to Bailey.
The committee members and consulting group will be announced at a later date.
“Starting the process for a football feasibility study is a major step forward in our goal to elevate UTRGV athletics,” said Chris King, director of athletics. “It is important that this study take into account all factors, including support from the community, potential infrastructure and funding models, and the NCAA.”
Brown has been involved with college football as both as player and coach since 1969. He served as head coach at Appalachian State, Tulane and North Carolina, but is best known for his stint with UT-Austin (1998-2013), where he won a national championship in 2005 and played for another in 2009.
He retired in 2013 and now serves as special assistant to the Men’s athletic director and as a college football analyst for ABC and ESPN.

1 comment for “UTRGV to study football feasibility with Mack Brown to chair it

  1. erlkonig
    February 19, 2016 at 6:01 pm

    They must have chosen Mack because he is diplomatic and is good with boosters.

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