Palaima: If Mack Brown were on the tenure track
By Tom Palaima – Regular Contributor
The big questions in Austin right now are what grade do we give Mack Brown for his performance as head coach of the University of Texas football team, and who gives him his grade?
Sportswriters are giving out C’s, D’ and F’s for play on the field. Here let me propose that it would be much better if decisions about coaches, expenditures, admissions and academic standards were made with a wider range of voices, perspectives and values.
Palaima is a classics professor at the University of Texas at Austin.