Two weeks into the Big 12 football season, it’s time to tweak the portfolio. Here’s a rundown of stocks I am dumping, buying or holding for potential payoffs based on September feedback:
Key number to know: Brown’s contract can be bought out for $2.75 million, a much lower figure than this year’s annual salary ($5.3 million).
Key fact to know: Brown skyrocketed to No. 2 on this week’s list of embattled coaches on the website CoachesHotSeat.com, typically an accurate industry gauge. Brown trails only Southern California’s Lane Kiffin.
For what it’s worth, Brown downplayed any concerns about his job status during a Wednesday news conference in Austin. He said he is “not backing off” his August assessment about having “fixed” the Longhorns’ issues during the off-season. He also reiterated that he has the support of school administrators.
“I don’t have knee-jerk bosses,” Brown said. “They get it.”