AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas coach Mack Brown sounds uneasy about the access he is being asked to give the soon-to-launch Longhorn Network.
Brown is trying to rebuild a team that went 5-7 last season into a national title contender again. The school’s 20-year, $300 million venture with ESPN launches Aug. 26.
Brown said Thursday that he likes the exposure the network will give his players and assistant coaches, but says it’s hard to balance the demands of the network with his team.
The network has asked to broadcast practices and meetings that he keeps closed to the public and media. The network also has a cameraman following Brown everywhere he goes.
Brown says his job is to not let the demands be a distraction for him or his staff.