Longhorns head coach Mack Brown addressed the media on Thursday amid reports that the 62-year-old will step down at the end of the season.
Brown refused to comment on his future, instead taking the opportunity at the press conference to say he's focused on the upcoming Alamo Bowl on Dec. 30 in San Antonio between Texas and Oregon. He did take a moment to put the reports to rest, saying he will sit down with Texas president Bill Powers and athletic director Steve Patterson to discuss his future when the time is right after all games have been played this season:
"We hired what I think is a great athletic director in Steve Patterson. 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."
ESPN reported that San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh's name has been mentioned as a possible replacement if and when Brown leaves the Longhorns. Harbaugh has declined to comment.
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