Austin businessman John Reagan wanted to do something to thank Mack Brown for his 16 years of service at Texas. Considering that he was the president of Reagan Advertising, which owns and operates billboards in Austin, Salt Lake City and Las Vegas, the solution here was pretty simple.
Reagan put up four billboards around the Austin area on major highways and near the UT campus. All feature an image of Brown next a simple message of either “Thank You” or “Class Act”. The first went up this week, and Reagan hopes to have all four up by Monday, the date of the 206th and final game Brown will coach at Texas.
“Being a local company here in Austin, we try to embody certain qualities and certain characteristics,” Reagan told the Austin American-Statesman. “As a personal fan, I just think Mack Brown has done a terrific job for Texas. He embodies all the qualities that we should strive for.”
The second-winningest active coach and 10th-winningest coach in college football history, Brown will coach his final game at Texas Monday night in the Alamo Bowl versus Oregon (6:45 p.m. ET, ESPN).