Mack Brown: ‘My Situation Has Not Changed’
Besieged Texas coach Mack Brown said Thursday he has no interest in discussing his job status or campaigning for his job and that he plans to meet with new athletic director Steve Patterson and university president Bill Powers about his future.
Brown, speaking at a Valero Alamo Bowl news conference, insisted nothing has changed.
“There’s been a little speculation about my job situation,” Brown said. “We’re not here to talk about me. My situation has not changed. I have the best president in the country in Bill Powers. He’s done a tremendous job. We’ve lost an iconic athletic director in DeLoss Dodds. He’s been my boss for 16 years. We hired what I think is a great athletic director in Steve Patterson.
“Any time the athletic director changes, it changes the game. I will sit down and talk to him and Bill and discuss the direction we’re going. I’m looking forward to my meeting with Bill and Steve and then move forward.”
Although no timetable has been set, at least publicly, for that meeting, the Austin American-Statesman reported that Brown would meet with Powers and Patterson on Thursday.
Powers, meanwhile, is also attending a UT System Board of Regents meeting Thursday in which his job status is scheduled to be discussed in a closed session.