Mack Brown might not be the head coach anymore, but he’s still on the Texas Longhorns payroll. So when he shows up in Dubai after rumors have long since swirled about the possibility of a game being played in the luxurious city, the internet runs wild with speculation.
The Dubai Marina is Fabulous! pic.twitter.com/O8Wjr2QKYv
— Mack Brown (@ESPN_CoachMack) April 23, 2015
No, this does not mean Texas fans will have to sell all of their possessions to watch the Longhorns play in a land where people hit golf balls off of ridiculously tall buildings, there’s indoor ski resorts, the police drive Lamborghini’s, and money has pretty much lost all meaning.
I am told Texas is not, on any level, entertaining the possibility of playing football in Dubai. Even if I could’ve used the air miles.
— Mike Finger (@mikefinger) April 22, 2015
So, just what is Mack Brown doing in Dubai then? He’s there with a group of former players to explore football opportunities. Athletic director Steve Patterson has been open about wanting to grow the Longhorn brand. Although what better way to build your brand in Dubai than playing a game there? So I don’t know if I would entirely rule out the option.