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Mack Brown's future questioned after conflicting reports

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FOX 7 has learned through a source that Mack Brown will step down as coach of the Longhorns after this season.

Chip Brown of OrangeBloods.com reported the story earlier Tuesday afternoon.  InsideTexas.com also reported that Mack would be stepping 

However, Mack Brown and his attorney Joe Jamail have denied these reports.  According to the Associated Press, Jamail said Brown would not be resigning.  The recruiting website Horns247.com reported that Brown denied he was resigning via a text message.

LINK: Brown's attorney denies report coach is resigning

Texas Athletic Director Steve Patterson also released a statement on Brown's future.

"We continue to discuss the future of Texas Footbtall," Patterson said in a statement.  "Mack Brown has not resigned.  And, no decisions have been made."

Chip Brown tweeted that Mack Brown's 16 years with the school would be celebrated at the annual football team banquet Friday night.

Mack Brown is the second winningest coach in Longhorn history trailing only Darrell Royal. Brown also led the Longhorns to their fourth national title and first in over 30 years in 2005.

However, he has faced criticism in recent years as the Longhorns have struggled on the field in the past four seasons since losing to Alabama in the national title game in January 2010.

Please continue to check myFOXaustin.com for the latest developments on this story as they occur.

LINK: OrangeBloods.com

LINK: Chip Brown on Twitter

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