Report: Texas coach, president meeting postponed until Friday - WNCN: News, Weather

Report: Texas coach, president meeting postponed until Friday

Posted: Updated:
Current Texas coach Mack Brown (Source: College Pressbox) Current Texas coach Mack Brown (Source: College Pressbox)
Nick Saban and his Alabama team. (Source: Alabama Athletics Communications) Nick Saban and his Alabama team. (Source: Alabama Athletics Communications)

AUSTIN, TX (RNN) - The Austin Statesman walked back an earlier report that embattled Texas football coach Mack Brown would meet with school officials about his future Thursday night. The meeting will be Friday, the newspaper's website is now reporting.

Brown has already discussed resigning with officials earlier this week, according to an earlier Statesman story by University of Texas sports beat writer Brian Davis.

If Brown does step down, all eyes will turn to Alabama and Nick Saban, who has been rumored to be the school's top target for Brown's job for months.

Earlier Thursday, Brown told reporters at a news conference in San Antonio that he would meet with university president Bill Powers and new athletic director Steve Patterson to discuss the future of Longhorns football. Brown's team, which finished a disappointing 8-4, will play Oregon in the Alamo Bowl there on Dec. 30.

Saban reportedly has been offered a contract extension at Alabama that would pay him $7 million a year. According to national ESPN radio host Paul Finebaum, the offer has been on Saban's desk since last Friday.

The Statesman reported that after the San Antonio news conference, billionaire UT booster Red McCombs said money would be no object if the Longhorns wanted Saban.

"Hell, all the money that's not in the Vatican is up at UT. If that's a problem, then I'm a part of the problem," he said.

Copyright 2013 Raycom News Network. All rights reserved.

 

  • Southeastern ConferenceMore>>

  • What We Learned from the SEC in Week 3

    What We Learned from the SEC in Week 3

    Sunday, September 14 2014 1:47 PM EDT2014-09-14 17:47:12 GMT

    Two top 10 teams were upset this week, and to the surprise of few, they were Southern Cal and Georgia.

    Two top 10 teams were upset this week, and to the surprise of few, they were Southern Cal and Georgia.

  • No. 24 South Carolina upsets No. 6 Georgia 38-35

    No. 24 South Carolina upsets No. 6 Georgia 38-35

    Saturday, September 13 2014 10:09 PM EDT2014-09-14 02:09:54 GMT
    Dylan Thompson threw for three touchdowns and No. 24 South Carolina's maligned defense stood strong on a fourth-quarter goal line stand to topple No. 6 Georgia 38-35 on Saturday night.
    No. 24 South Carolina's defense showed it's not nearly as bad as it looked two weeks ago - and maybe that No. 6 Georgia isn't the runaway favorite in the Southeastern Conference Eastern Division.
  • USC season on line; UGA looking to break bad; Vols face tough road test

    USC season on line; UGA looking to break bad; Vols face tough road test

    Friday, September 12 2014 6:00 PM EDT2014-09-12 22:00:26 GMT
    Georgia can establish itself as a top-tier beast if it gets by South Carolina this weekend - and USC would drop to 0-2 in the league with a loss. Tennessee travels to Oklahoma, where Coach Bob Stoops doesn't believe the SEC is all-powerful.
    Georgia can establish itself as a top-tier beast if it gets by South Carolina this weekend - and USC would drop to 0-2 in the league with a loss. Tennessee travels to Oklahoma, where Coach Bob Stoops doesn't believe the SEC is all-powerful.
Powered by WorldNow

1205 Front St., Raleigh
N.C., 27609

Telephone: 919.836.1717
Fax: 919.836.1687
Email: newstips@wncn.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.