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July 1999

July 1999


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by: Gene Frenette
Florida Times-Union
© July 1999

It's not like Mack Brown didn't have enough to worry about in his first year at the helm of the University of Texas football program.

There was picking up the pieces from a dreadful 4-7 season and the enormous expectations of the "Hook 'em, 'Horns" faithful.

Not to mention the separate controversies that precipitated his arrival in the Lone Star State. One being the firing of his predecessor, John Mackovic, and the other the bitter feelings that lingered in North Carolina when Brown left the school that stuck by him after going 1-10 in each of his first two seasons.

Those stories soon became a blip on the radar screen once Brown was confronted with the biggest issue of the 1998 season - how to manage the mushrooming stardom of Ricky Williams.

"It was overwhelming at times," said Brown. "It felt like about 10....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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