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Friday, December 13, 2013
Source: Mack Brown fighting for job

By ESPN.com news services


Embattled Texas coach Mack Brown met Friday with university president Bill Powers and athletic director Steve Patterson.

Patterson declined to say what was discussed or if any conclusion had been reached, but a source said Brown is now fighting to keep his job.

Brown had previously confided in those close to him that he was resigning, the source said. However, Brown was "enraged" when the news leaked to the media, and he decided to change course, according to the source.

Brown closed his annual team banquet Friday night 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 he'll return to the Longhorns after his 16th season.

Earlier Friday, Brown met with Roderick Bernard, a Sharpstown High wide receiver who has committed to Texas, in Houston and was to return to Austin to meet with several recruits, a source said.

Brown said Thursday he has no interest in discussing his job status or publicly campaigning for his job.

"There's been a little speculation about my job situation," Brown said. "... My situation has not changed."

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