Mack Brown responds to Texas resignation reports, denies that he’s stepped down

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

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