Texas coach Brown says job status hasn’t changed

Give embattled Texas head coach Mack Brown credit for keeping his sense of humor.

Brown was in San Antonio for the Alamo Bowl press conference and briefly addressed the biggest story in college football – his reportedly tenuous job status.

“There’s been a lot of speculation about my job situation throughout this week if some of you haven’t noticed,” Brown quipped in the press conference.

Brown said he didn’t want to take away from the bowl game with questions about his job situation, but said that nothing with his job status has changed.

He also said he’s looking forward to meeting with new athletic director Steve Patterson and school president Bill Powers.

“We’ve hired what I think is a great athletic director in Steve Patterson,” Brown said. “I got to visit him a little bit in New York the other day but I haven’t had time to sit down and visit with him. Any time your athletic director changes, that changes the game. With all due respect to him, I will sit down with Bill and him in the near future and talk about where we’re going and where our program is going.”

When asked if he thought he was coaching his last game at Texas, Brown reiterated that the focus should be on the game against Oregon.

“I’m excited about the game and I said I wouldn’t talk about me or my future because I am going to have that meeting with Bill and Steve Patterson,” he said. “I look forward to that meeting. We’re not going to discuss that any more today.”