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Vince Young Returns to Texas Longhorns as Special Assistant with Athletic Department

Vince Young

The Texas Longhorns have rehired former legendary quarterback Vince Young as a special assistant in the athletic department.

The job was first reported by, and then reached out to UT to get an understanding on what his job will entail, but the University had yet to respond. But regardless, Young returns as the program is trying to build momentum behind new football head coach Steve Sarkisian.

Vince Young led the Texas Longhorns to the 2005 season national championship againstĀ Southern California. Ironically, Sarkisian was an assistant on that Trojans team. It was the apex of Longhorns football over the last generation and the program has been chasing that moment for nearly two decades.

Young reacted to the news on Twitter on Monday night.


This is the second time that Young has worked atĀ Texas. He had worked as a Neighborhood Longhorns development officer, which went from a full-time job for $100,000 per year to a part-time job that paid around $50,000 annually forĀ the job that also included fundraising.

But, Vince Young was fired by Texas in 2019 and at the time, UT cited Young’sĀ failureĀ “to maintain standards of conduct suitable and acceptable to the university” as the reasoning for his dismissal.

Terms of the new agreement have not yet been announced by the University of Texas.

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