Texas athletic director DeLoss Dodds spent part of today trying to squelch internet speculation about the impending departure of football coach Mack Brown after a 7-5 season.
“Anything you are hearing, absolutely nothing about it is true,” Dodds told The Associated Press in a phone interview after internet rumors regarding Brown’s job status have persisted following the team’s 48-24 loss to Baylor on Saturday. “It’s … something we want to put to bed.”
Dodds’ comments meshed with Brown’s post-game take Saturday in Waco, when the coach laughed off erroneous speculation from a radio station in Topeka, Kan. about his impending retirement. After the Baylor game, Brown, 60, said he plans to “coach for a long time” at Texas.
“When I do retire, it won’t come from a twit, a Twitter, in Topeka, Kan.,” Brown said.
_ Jimmy Burch