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Report: Mack Brown to step down as Longhorns coach

Posted: Updated: is reporting University of Texas football coach Mack Brown is getting ready to step down.

Brown has been under intense scrutiny throughout the 2013 season after a 1-2 start. Brown and the Longhorns rebounded and reeled off six consecutive wins, but Texas lost two of its final three games.

But Brown denies he's ready to leave. Shortly after the story was posted, Brown told recruiting service 247 he's currently in Florida on a recruiting trip and "If I had decided to step down I sure wouldn't be killing myself down here."

Texas athletic director Steve Patterson issued a statement Tuesday evening denying the report.

"We continue to discuss the future of Texas Football. Mack Brown has not resigned... no decisions have been made," Patterson said.

Texas finished the season 8-4 and will face Oregon in the Alamo Bowl.

The report said Brown is expected to coach his final game at the Alamo Bowl before stepping down.

Brown won 10 bowl games, three Big XII titles and the 2005 National Championship in 16 seasons with the Longhorns.

Earlier this year the Associated Press reported a University of Texas regent had reached out to the agent of Nick Saban after the 2013 National Championship game and discussed the UT job with him.

Last week the school's president, Bill Powers, told an Austin newspaper that Texas is not interested in Saban.

A practical joker on Tuesday afternoon reportedly had Saban paged over the intercom at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.

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