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Report: UT to extend Mack Brown deal

AUSTIN, Texas -- University of Texas regents are considering making changes to football coach Mack Brown's contract.

The regents scheduled a Thursday telephone meeting. Brown's contract, which runs through 2016, is the only agenda item and details were not released.

A source told the Austin American-Statesman that the board will extend Brown's contract by four years through the 2020 season. The Statesmen also reported that Brown will continue to receive annual $1,000 raises with the extension. Brown, 60, is one of the highest-paid coaches in the country at $5.2 million per year.

Texas athletic director DeLoss Dodds said last month he wanted to extend Brown's current contract by a couple of years to help end rumors Brown would soon retire.

Texas went 8-5 with a win in the Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl in 2011, his 14th season with the Longhorns. He had his first losing season at Texas in 2010 when the Longhorns finished 5-7.

Brown is 141-39 overall at Texas, including a 12-13 mark over the last two years in the Big 12.

Texas won the 2005 national championship and played for the BCS championship again in 2009, losing to Alabama.

Information from The Associated Press contributed to this report.