The Big 12 is the home of the country’s best group of coaches, and Mack Brown, for what he's done in his time with the Texas football team, is near the top of that list.
Brown is the dominant figure in the Austin community. He's the most famous person at the school and could probably be mayor if he wanted to take a break from coaching.
His popularity is due to the success he's brought to the 40 Acres. He's led Texas to a 10-win season almost every year he’s been there and has had success on the largest of stages
That is highlighted by the pinnacle of his career, the Longhorns victory in the 2005 national championship game.
However, due to back-to-back subpar seasons from the Longhorns, Brown’s stock has fallen nationally.
While much of this criticism is deserved—five- and eight-win seasons are unacceptable in Austin—people tend to forget just how good of a coach he is.
Still, the Big 12 is one of the most competitive conferences in America and posting a pair of down years hurts your standing as the alpha dog in the coaching arena.
So, let's power rank the top coaches in the Big 12 and see where Mack Brown lands.