Is Mack Brown getting fired or stepping down?
The head coach of the Texas Longhorns said that his job status had not changed at a press conference for the Alamo Bowl on Thursday.
“There’s been a little speculation about my job situation,” Brown said in San Antonio, “We’re not here to talk about me. My situation has not changed. I have the best president in the country in Bill Powers. He’s done a tremendous job. We’ve lost an iconic athletic director in DeLoss Dodds. He’s been my boss for 16 years. We hired what I think is a great athletic director in Steve Patterson.”
Brown is coming off another disappointing season with the Longhorns who finished 8-4. They will play against No. 10 Oregon (10-2) in the Alamo Bowl on Dec. 30 in San Antonio.
“Any time the athletic director changes, it changes the game. I will sit down and talk to him and Bill and discuss the direction we’re going. I’m looking forward to my meeting with Bill and Steve and then move forward.”
The list of possible successors to Brown at Texas is a who’s who of football with Nick Saban, Mike Tomlin and Jim Harbaugh all being linked to the spot.