Just more than 24 hours before the kickoff of the Valero Alamo Bowl, head coaches Mark Helfrich and Mack Brown held their final press briefing of the week Sunday morning.
Both Helfrich and Brown heaped a good helping of college football praise onto the other during their opening statements to a ballroom full of television cameras and print reporters.
Brown led his portion by talking about Oregon’s current success and the hospitality of the Alamo Bowl and the City of San Antonio.
What most local reporters were interested in however, was further details about Brown’s resignation as head coach of the Longhorns which he quickly squashed.
“What we did on Christmas Day when we got here is we told our players that this was not about farewells” explained Brown.
“This was not about where I am in my life,…it’s not about where the coaches are in life. What this is is a reward for them for winning the games they won this year and fighting back and coming from behind and playing a great opponent on Monday night.”
VIDEO: Watch Mack Browns and Mark Helfrich’s opening statements at this mornings Alamo Bowl head coaches press conference by clicking on the image shown above.