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Muschamp said he immediately accepted the offer.
"There was no thought process. I don't think coach Brown got it out of his mouth before I said yes," Muschamp said.
Dodds said he wanted Texas to be able to avoid a turbulent coaching search that can disrupt a program with divisions among fans, recruits and alumni.
"Why go through the trauma by bringing in an outsider?" Dodds said. "We decided to build our future from the inside."
Brown was on outsider when he was hired away from North Carolina in a high-pressure coaching search in 1997.
Brown was peppered several times with questions probing for hints on whether Brown is thinking about retiring. He kept insisting he won't do it anytime soon and said he wants to chase another national championship.
"I'm having more fun than I've ever had," Brown said. "I'd sure like to win another one before I get out of the way."
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