Sources: Mack Brown set to resign

Texas coach Mack Brown is expected to resign by the end of the week, a source told ESPN's Brett McMurphy.

"I know Mack, he's friend, this is his decision, but he wants to tell his players and staff and not read it on the internet," the source told ESPN. "That's why he reacted strongly to the (Orangebloods.com) report.

"I'd be real surprised if it hasn't happened by Friday night with the (Texas) football banquet. I think it will be taken care of. It wouldn't drag on much longer."

Orangebloods.com first reported Tuesday afternoon Brown would step down after 16 years as the Longhorns' coach.

Later Tuesday, Brown texted the website Horns247: "I haven't seen [the] article. I'm in Florida recruiting. If I had decided to step down, I sure wouldn't be killing myself down here. I have not decided to step down."

A source said, though, discussions have been ongoing with Brown, Texas president Bill Powers and Brown's agent, Joe Jamail.

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