AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas defensive coordinator Will Muschamp
has been designated head coach-in-waiting by the university,
expected to take over the Longhorns when coach Mack Brown retires.
Muschamp is in his first year with Texas, but athletic director
DeLoss Dodds said Tuesday he and Brown know they want to keep him
at Texas. To do that, they will more than double his salary from
$425,000 to $900,000 in January. He will remain defensive
Dodds said he wants the 57-year-old Brown to coach for a long
time but said he wanted to line up Muschamp now to avoid the
"trauma" of a coaching search when the day comes that Brown steps
The No. 4 Longhorns (10-1) are preparing for their Thanksgiving
night game against rival Texas A&M.