clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Report: Texas has matched A&M's offer to DL coach Brick Haley

New, 261 comments

The odds of the Longhorns avoiding another coaching search just increased significantly.

Brick Haley
Brick Haley
LHN screenshot

If Texas Longhorns defensive line coach Brick Haley ends up leaving Austin to take a job with the Texas A&M Aggies, it won't be for monetary reasons:

And so the waiting game continues, with a decision widely expected on Monday evening or early Tuesday morning.

Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin is looking for a new position coach to replace departed defensive tackles coach Mark Hagen, who recently left College Station to coach defensive linemen for the Indiana Hoosiers, his alma mater. On Friday, the news first emerged that Sumlin had approached Haley about the possibility of joining his staff under defensive coordinator John Chavis, with whom Haley worked from 2009 to 2014.

In an effort to keep Haley at Texas, Strong met with his position coach on Monday following the official job offer from A&M, at which point he likely informed Haley that the Longhorns would match the offer from the Aggies. Since Haley made only $250,000 at Texas last year, he's likely in line for a significant raise following a recruiting cycle in which he helped land four prospects from the state of Louisiana. Two of those players were among the five defensive tackles inked by the Longhorns in the 2016 class.