Reports surfaced on Tuesday afternoon that Texas Longhorns head coach Mack Brown had decided to step down as head coach of the team, but it didn’t take long for the longtime coach to respond to the reports and issue a denial.
Brown has been the subject of many rumors as questions about his future swirl, but Brown in the university both commented on the latest report to say that no decision has been made.
Bruce Feldman of CBSSports.com said he was informed by a Texas official that Brown “hasn’t had any meeting & has not told anyone he’s stepping down.” Brown also commented on the issue with a heavy denial of his own.
“I’m in Florida recruiting. If I had decided to step down I sure wouldn’t be killing myself down here,” Brown told 247Sports.com. “I have not decided to step down.”
Of course, you should take everything with a grain of salt here, because Orangeblood.com‘s Chip Brown, the man who reported Brown will step down, has been accurate before. He is the one who said DeLoss Dodds would be stepping down as the university’s athletic director, which was also denied before being proven true just a few weeks later.
At this point, it is highly unlikely that Brown will be returning to Texas in 2014, which will open the door for more speculation about the possibility of Alabama’s Nick Saban taking over the Longhorns.