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Texas coach Mack Brown addresses job speculation

By Chip Patterson | Staff Writer

Texas coach Mack Brown was scheduled to speak to the media on Thursday regarding the Longhorns' Alamo Bowl preparations. Instead Brown faced questions regarding his future with the program amid reports that he will step down as head coach after this season.

Brown declined to say whether the Alamo Bowl against Oregon would be his final game, explaining only that his "situation has not changed."

One aspect of Brown's uncertain status has to do with new athletic director Steve Patterson. Patterson was selected to replace DeLoss Dodds, who is in the process of transitioning out of the job in preparation for his retirement in 2014.

Brown indicated that he wants to sit down with Patterson and Texas President Bill Powers to "talk about where we're going and where our program is going."

Powers confirmed that there are plans to meet in the near future, but declined to address Brown's status.

"We'll discuss football at the appropriate time," Powers said via the AP.

CBSSports.com's Jeremy Fowler addressed the reported interest between Texas and Alabama coach Nick Saban in Tuesday's Coaching Changes Daily.

The situation is simple: Alabama is trying to lock up Saban to a hefty contract that keeps him the highest-paid coach in the country. Texas wants to back its money truck into Nick's driveway.

If Saban signs a fat extension or rides Bevo into Austin the next 24 hours, neither scenario would shock me.

Keep it here at CBSSports.com for all the latest on Mack Brown and all of the coaching speculation around the country.

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