On Tuesday, Chip Brown of Orangebloods.com broke news that Mack Brown was stepping down as the Texas Longhorns’ head coach. Brown cited “high-level sources” for his information.
Shortly thereafter, Mack Brown responded to the resignation reports, denying the initial story. He told 247Sports, via text message, the following:
“I haven’t seen (the) article,” Brown wrote.
“I’m in Florida recruiting. If I had decided to step down I sure wouldn’t be killing myself down here. I have not decided to step down.”
Brown is currently in Florida trying to track down some of the nation’s top recruits. On Tuesday, he was scheduled to visit 5-star running back Dalvin Cook, who is currently a Florida commit.
Texas is scheduled to play Oregon in the Valero Alamo Bowl on Dec. 30 at 6:45 p.m. ET.
*UPDATE* The University of Texas has also denied the earlier report that Brown has resigned.
THIS JUST IN: Texas denies report that Mack Brown will step down as Longhorns coach. Board of Regents to meet Thursday. (via @schadjoe)
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) December 10, 2013
*UPDATE* According to AD Steve Patterson, no decisions have been made regarding Mack Brown’s future.
UT AD Steve Patterson: “We continue to discuss the future of Texas Football. Mack Brown has not resigned. And, no decisions have been made.”
— Ralph D. Russo (@ralphDrussoAP) December 10, 2013