Mack Brown

Mack Brown

College Football Studio & Game Analyst

Mack Brown, former National Championship winning coach at Texas, joined ESPN in 2014 as a college football studio analyst on College Football Countdown, and also contributes to halftime and postgame shows for regional and Saturday night national games.

Brown was the head coach of the University of Texas Longhorns from 1998-2013, where he won the National Championship in 2005, played for the National Championship against Alabama in 2009, plus won two Big 12 Championships. Prior to that, Brown was the head coach at the University of North Carolina (1988-97), Tulane University (1985-87) and Appalachian State University (1983). He was named ACC Coach of the Year in 1996. He previously held assistant coaching positions at Oklahoma, LSU, Iowa State and Memphis State.

Brown attended Vanderbilt University and later graduated from Florida State University in 1974, where he started his coaching career as a student coach after an injury ended his playing career prematurely. He then received a graduate degree from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1976.

Brown, a native of Cookeville, Tenn., compiled a 244-122 overall record as a collegiate head coach, and also won the Paul “Bear” Bryant Coach of the Year Award (2005), Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Award (2008) and was a two-time Big 12 Coach of the Year (2005, ‘09) while coaching the Longhorns.