Attorney, Texas AD: Mack Brown has not resigned
Texas coach Mack Brown’s attorney, Joe Jamail, told the Associated Press on Tuesday that “Mack Brown has not resigned” and that Brown’s future with the university is still up to him.
New Texas athletic director Steve Patterson issued a statement Tuesday also saying that Brown had not resigned.
“We continue to discuss the future of Texas Football. Mack Brown has not resigned. And, no decisions have been made,” he said.
The denials came after Orangebloods.com reported that Brown will announce he is resigning at the end of the week.
Horns247.com, a Texas recruiting website, says it received a text message from Brown earlier today that he hadn’t seen the Orangebloods.com report stating his plans to resign after 16 seasons, but confirmed that he was busy recruiting in Florida.
“If I had decided to step down I sure wouldn’t be killing myself down here,” Horns247.com said Brown wrote in a text. “I have not decided to step down.”
Texas’ regents are scheduled to meet on Thursday, and the Longhorns plan to host their football banquet on Friday. Brown reportedly met with Patterson earlier this week during a visit to New York City for a college football event.
Brown is 158-47 at Texas, but has gone just 30-20 in the last four seasons, including an 18-17 record in Big 12 play.
He is the first Texas coach to ever lose four games in four consecutive season.
Brown’s teams won at least 10 games in nine consecutive seasons from 2001-09, but fell to a 5-7 season in 2010 after losing the BCS National Championship Game to Alabama. His 158 wins at Texas is second all-time, behind only Darrell Royal.