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Texas expected to dismiss Brown; Saban-to-Horns rumor shot down

By Jerry Hinnen | College Football Writer

Mack Brown is expected out as the head football coach at Texas by the end of the week, a source has confirmed to CBSSports.com's Bruce Feldman, but the university is currently dealing with a "very messy situation" surrounding the departure of the veteran coach.

The university and Brown are working out the details of his exit, but have not reached an agreement on the matter.

The source debunked a report circulating on Twitter Tuesday night, which said Alabama's Nick Saban would become the next Longhorns coach, per a source in the "Texas Executive Council of Regents." According to CBSSports.com's source, "Nothing is moving that fast."

When reached Tuesday night by CBSSports.com's Dennis Dodd, Alabama director of athletics director Bill Battle declined to comment on the Saban-to-Texas report.

According to an ESPN source, Brown has made the decision to resign himself, but has issued denials because he wanted to "tell his players and staff and not read it on the internet."

The Dallas Morning News reported Monday that Texas athletic director Steve Patterson and Brown met Sunday during a shared flight to New York and that Brown had not been asked to resign at that meeting. However, a Texas Boards of Regent meeting scheduled for Thursday could affect both the status of Brown and school president Bill Powers.

From New York, Brown flew to South Florida on a recruiting trip, where he was photographed by 247Sports.com's Ryan Bartow at Miami Central High School, alongside Texas running backs coach Larry Porter:

247 Sports' Bobby Burton reported early Tuesday that a decision would be reached within 48 hours, although at that time it appeared Brown may have been able to return.

Now, it appears Brown's fate was sealed this past weekend, when the Longhorns lost 30-10 at Baylor in a de facto Big 12 championship game, dropping Brown's conference record to 18-17 over the past four seasons.

If forced out, Brown will leave Austin with a 157-45 record over 16 seasons, the 2005 BCS national championship, six Big 12 South titles, and four BCS bowl appearances.

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