Despite making a competitive offer, Texas A&M couldn’t pull Texas defensive line coach Brick Haley away to take the same job on the Aggies staff, according to Chip Brown of Scout.com.
Haley, 49, will reportedly receive a salary bump from Texas after the university did just enough to keep the coach from joining in-state rival Texas A&M.
According to Chris Hummer of 247Sports, Texas came close to matching the offer from Texas A&M and with “even, or at least close to even, money,” Haley decided that the Longhorns were a better fit. However, he did heavily weigh the possibility of a reunion with Texas A&M defensive coordinator John Chavis, whom he coached with for six seasons at LSU.
Texas finished No. 13 in the nation in sacks this past season with 37, and the program added seven defensive lineman in its 2016 signing class.
The Aggies are looking to fill the void left by the departure of Mark Hagen, who accepted a defensive line coaching position with Indiana last week. Hagen coached the defensive tackles in 2015 and Terry Price, who is still on the team’s staff, coached the defensive ends.