Brown Discusses 'Speculation'

Texas coach Mack Brown talks job status at Alamo Bowl press conference.

When Texas coach Mack Brown took to the podium for his first press conference of the bowl season, he said that he wanted to make a brief statement about his job status — "there's been a little speculation about my job," Brown said — and then shift talk to the Valero Alamo Bowl.

"We're not here to talk about me," Brown started, before stating that "my situation has not changed."

But it has, something that Brown acknowledged a minute later.

"Any time your athletic director changes, that changes the game," Brown said.

He went on to state that he needed to sit down with Texas president Bill Powers — who Brown called "the best president in the country" — and athletics director Steve Patterson in the future to talk about where the program is headed.

"I'm looking forward to my meeting with Bill and Steve," Brown said.

After his statement, Brown was asked whether he was excited for the Alamo Bowl, knowing it could be his last game at Texas.

"I'm excited about the game," Brown said. "I said we wouldn't talk about me or my future."

At one point, Brown apologized to Alamo Bowl president/CEO Derrick Fox for the distraction.

"It's about the kids in that game," Brown said. "I sure don't want to be a distraction."

More time was spent discussing the game and the two teams at the press conference. LonghornDigest.com will have more on the conference later on today.


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