Brown stepping down
AUSTIN, Texas - There will be a new football coach at the University of Texas next season.
The school has announced that Mack Brown is stepping down after 16 seasons but will coach the Longhorns in the Alamo Bowl against Oregon on Dec. 30. The announcement ends a tumultuous week of reports and speculation that he was leaving.
Brown went 158-47 after leaving North Carolina for Austin, Texas, in 1997. He enjoyed great success while the Longhorns went 101-16 with one national championship from 2001-09. But the team has gone just 30-20 the last four years, including a 19-17 mark in the Big 12.
Athletic director Steve Patterson called Brown a "tremendous coach, leader and ambassador for our university and our student athletes."