Former Texas Coach Mack Brown To Be Inducted Into Rose Bowl Hall Of Fame

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Former Texas head coach Mack Brown has been selected as one of four new inductees into the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame as announced Tuesday by the Tournament of Roses. Former UCLA quarterback Cade McNown, Michigan defensive back Charles Woodson and former Cal quarterback Dr. Charles West are the other inductees.

Two of Brown’s most notable games during his Texas tenure took place in Pasadena. The first was the last second Longhorn victory over Michigan in 2005. The following season, Brown coached the team in the national championship game against USC and beat the Trojans to win the title. That game is considered by some to be the greatest college football game ever played. He also led the Longhorns to the title game at the Rose Bowl in 2009.

Per the release, Brown and the three other inductees will be honored on December 30, two days before the national semifinal game on January 1. Per the Austin American-Statesman, Brown is the first person associated with The University of Texas to be honored by the Rose Bowl.

I’m beyond flattered, humbled, honored and just feel truly blessed to represent The University of Texas in the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame,” Brown said in a Texas press release. “The Rose Bowl is a game I watched and dreamed of being a part of since I was a young college football fan and it fulfilled a lifelong dream to coach in the Grandaddy of them all.

“But this isn’t about me,” he continued. “I can’t thank all of our players, coaches and staff who made the Rose Bowl such a huge part of Texas Football history. They deserve the credit and this is a tribute to all of their hard work, all we did as a program and something I’ll proudly accept for all of us. It’s truly a special, special honor.”

 

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