By JIM VERTUNOAP Sports Writer
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas football coach Mack Brown closed his annual team banquet without addressing his future with the Longhorns.
In a short, upbeat speech, Brown acknowledged "distractions" for his 8-4 team, but stayed away from any hint of whether or not he'll return to the Longhorns after his 16th season.
Brown met with school President Bill Powers and athletic director Steve Patterson before the banquet. Patterson declined to say what was discussed or if any conclusion had been reached.
The Longhorns will face Oregon in the Alamo Bowl on Dec. 30 in San Antonio.
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