University of Texas president Bill Powers and athletic director Steve Patterson on Sunday addressed the coaching search for a successor to Mack Brown, who will serve as a special advisor to Powers after his resignation as Longhorns coach becomes official following the Alamo Bowl.
Brown had announced on Saturday that he will resign as Texas head football coach after 16 years on the job.
It was confirmed Sunday that Brown will be an advisor to the president, although no details of his specific s duties were provided. Brown is expected to receive a salary of $500,000 for his new job, according to the Dallas Morning News, and his contract runs through 2020. Brown earned nearly $5.5 million as head coach in 2013.
Powers and Patterson both denied that any contact was made with Alabama coach Nick Saban about the Longhorns' coaching job.
Patterson, who was hired as Texas' athletic director last month after serving as Arizona State's athletic director, will be responsible for hiring the next coach.
---Quarterback Tyler Murphy, who started six games for Florida this past season, will transfer to another school, Florida announced via Twitter.
Murphy graduated from Florida on Saturday. That means he can play immediately at the school to which he transfers.
---Stanford coach David Shaw is not interested in an NFL job at this time and will remain with the Cardinal, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported, based on sources.
Shaw was reportedly among the candidates the Houston Texans were considering for their next head coach.
---Rutgers wide receiver Brandon Coleman has decided to forego his final season of eligibility and make himself available for the 2014 NFL draft, the school confirmed.