Mack Brown explains importance of Spring coaches clinic

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Texas head coach Mack Brown says high school coaches and families are the difference in the Longhorns’ recruiting process.

That’s part of the reason why Texas puts an emphasis on their Spring coaches clinic, which took place this past weekend.

Brown said, “The Coaches Clinic was great. We were concerned in talking to a lot of our coaches - there are so many cuts in our state right now with education - that a lot of the coaches had to take a day off, an unpaid day off, yesterday or Thursday to come. A lot of the coaches had to pay their own way to come. Still, our numbers were great. We had 400 or 500 coaches here, and the ones that were here sure wanted to be here.”

On a day where there has been a lot of talk about recruiting services and also street agents, it is even more important that we spend our time with high school coaches. Because in our recruiting program, the high school coach and the family are the difference makers for us.And with high school coaches - since our relationship has been so good with them - this is one the reasons. We get to share ideas and spend a lot of time with them. Even with the background checks, our coaches are usually really honest with us. They tell us if a young man is troubled or has had a troubled past, and that has all been good for us.”

“And I did think that since we had so many new ideas, a lot of the coaches were excited to come and listen to that as well. The coaches love our clinic. It is a lot of the same guys each year. They just write it down - that is why we haven't moved it. We try to keep it on the same weekend. And each year, there is something special, and it is great to see them.”

Texas will play their Spring game on April 3rd. ESPN will televise the game.