AUSTIN, Texas -- Mack Brown met with reporters on Sunday afternoon to explain why he decided to step down as head coach of the Texas Longhorns after 16 years.
"I'm a big boy," he said. "I understand if you don't win all the games here, people are going to be mad at you."
Brown made an opening statement, referring to handwritten notes, and then answered questions for a total of 16 minutes.
"It was a wonderful run, it was a lot of fun, and we haven't lived up to those expectations since 2010," he said. "We're leaving it better than we found it, and it's been a fun ride."
Brown, wearing a burnt orange Longhorns pullover, said he would not be involved in the search for his successor, but said he would remain available as an adviser.
He said his primary goal is to get his team and coaching staff ready for the Valero Alamo Bowl on Dec. 30. "We will do everything within our power to be ready for Oregon," Brown said.
"I would want to be remembered for bringing some joy to Texas, getting the program back on track," he added.