Texas hired new AD Steve Patterson without consulting current athletic department personnel. According to OrangeBloods.com reporter Chip Brown, Mack found out about the new hire via Twitter.
I'm told Mack Brown learned about Steve Patterson's hire as Texas' athletic director on Twitter.—
Chip Brown (@ChipBrownOB) November 06, 2013
Mack pulled up his bio online and approves of the decision. Either a “2013″ moment or not a good sign for the embattled football coach, still nominally under contract through 2020.
UPDATE: Brown says he did not find out about the appointment on Twitter.