Texas Baseball Coach: “I made a mistake”

Coach Augie Garrido comments following DWI charge.

Texas coach Augie Garrido, who was suspended after a weekend drunken driving charge, says he "made a mistake."

Police arrested the winningest coach in major college baseball Saturday after he was stopped by officers and failed a field sobriety test. Texas athletic director DeLoss Dodds suspended Garrido indefinitely.

"I made a mistake. There's a price to pay. I'm going to pay it. We'll go from there," Garrido told the Austin American-Statesman as he left his lawyer's office Wednesday.

Garrido, 69, has coached at Texas since 1996, leading the Longhorns to national championships in 2002 and 2005. His 1,629 wins are the most in Division I history. He also won three national titles with Cal-State Fullerton.

The Longhorns' 2009 season begins Feb. 20.

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