Mack Brown, is reportedly expected to resign from his position as head coach of Texas after sixteen years at the helm. 

According to ESPN, the man who led the Longhorns to their first national title in 35 years is expected to step down by the end of the week.

"I know Mack, he's a friend, this is his decision, but he wants to tell his players and staff and not read it on the Internet," a source told ESPN.

"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."

Brown himself, though, has vehemently denied the rumour: "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."

Despite this, ESPN's source reiterated that by the time 2014 roles around, Brown would not be in charge.

"By the end of the week, that will be the outcome. It's a shame after 16 years he's not able to do it on his own with dignity and grace."

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