Mack Brown denied a report issued Tuesday that he will be stepping down at Texas, though the embattled head football coachs future with the Longhorns remains swirled in uncertainty. The website Orangebloods.com reported that Brown, whose job security has been a heavy topic of speculation over the past few months, will announce his resignation by the end of the week. When contacted by website Horns247.com later in the day, Brown responded that he is currently on a recruiting trip and has not decided to leave his post. "Im in Florida recruiting," Brown said in the message. "If I had decided to step down I sure wouldnt be killing myself down here. I have not decided to step down." Sources also told Horns247.com that the university is expected to make a decision on Browns job status within the next 48 hours. ESPN reported that Browns fate will likely be tied to a meeting of the universitys Board of Regents scheduled for Thursday, during which the future of Texas president Bill Powers is also to be discussed. Powers has been an ardent supporter of Brown during his eight-year tenure at the school. According to Orangebloods.com, Brown is expected to formally resign at Texas football banquet on Friday, with the event to serve as a celebration of his accomplishments during his 16 years with the Longhorns program. The site indicated that Brown will coach the team in the Dec. 30 Alamo Bowl, where Texas will face Oregon in San Antonio. Brown, who is under contract through 2020, will reportedly receive a $2.75 million buyout and be reassigned to an advisory role in the UT presidents office over the remainder of his pact. Taking over a floundering Texas program prior to the 1998 season, Brown restored the Longhorns back to national prominence by stringing together nine consecutive campaigns of double-digit wins from 2001-09. The highlight of that period came during the 2005 season, when the Longhorns capped a 13-0 performance with a victory over USC in the BCS Championship Game. Brown also took the Longhorns to the national title game in 2009, but the program has been in decline since. Texas has gone just 30-20 over the past four seasons and finished in the national rankings in just one of those years. Texas lost two of its first three games of this season, but rebounded to go 7-1 in Big 12 play prior to Saturdays 30-10 loss to league champion Baylor. Browns 158 wins at Texas are the second-most in school history, surpassed only by Hall of Famer Darrell Royals 167. Chris Paul Rockets Jersey . 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On Saturday, Toronto outshot Detroit 41-28.Toronto coach Randy Carlyle said the Leafs showed a far better work ethic than in Detroit.We were more energetic, he said.That included Panik, whose goal coming off the bench gave Toronto a 2-1 lead at 17:50 of the second period. Defenceman Korbinian Holzer found Panik all alone with a long pass after a Detroit turnover in the Toronto end and the 23-year-old Slovak beat Petr Mrazek between the legs with a gorgeous breakaway move.Im just trying my best every shift, said Panik. It doesnt matter if I play five minutes, Im just focusing on the next shift. Now its going in the net so Im really happy and glad about it. Hopefully it will just keep going this way.Panik now has a career-high six goals for the season, one more than he potted in 50 games last season in Tampa.In the minutes hes played, hes always been unbelievable, said Holzer. You should watch him in practice, hes got some really, really high skill. Hes got some nice moves and he showed them on the goal.He can even throw it, added Holzer, referring to the fight — Paniks first in the NHL.Carlyle said there is a big up-side to Panik.Thats the great thing about guys like Richard. You know that there is more there, said Carlyle. Because hes in this (fourth-line) situation right now doesnt mean hes going to stay there. At any given time in the game you can feel comfortable, that you can move that player up if things arent going the way you like higher in our lineup.Hes an interchangeable part and hes a dangerous player.James van Riemsdyk, Morgan Rielly and Nazem Kadri, with an empty-netter at 16:46 of the third period, also scored for Toronto before a crowd of 19,063 at the Air Canada Centre.Thats a pretty good team we beat so I think were very happy with it, said Rielly.Bernier, who made his 10th start in 11 games, called it the Leafs best game of the season.Niklas Kronwall scored for Detroit, which lost despite scoring first, dominating the faceoff circle by a 42-17 margin and getting a fine performance from backup goalie Mrazek.They were a little stronger than us over 60 minutes, said Detroit captain Henrik Zetterberg. There were too many times when we had the puckk under control then they have the puck and its in our net.dddddddddddd Weve got to be more poised and take care of the puck a little bit better.Toronto has little time to get ready for the next challenge — the Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings in a rare 5 p.m. ET start Sunday. The Kings arrived early in Toronto and had the luxury of an advance practice while the Leafs played a game.Carlyle said the Leafs view of the weekend was they were playing six periods.Toronto (17-9-3) has now won four straight and is 8-1-1 since a 9-2 home loss to Nashville on Nov. 18. During that time they have outscored their opposition 41-23.Carlyle points to that Nashville drubbing as a turning point.Thats changed our group ... They made a conscious effort that they were going to change things from that point on, he said.Detroit (17-7-7) has lost three straight, a streak that includes shootout defeats to the Leafs and the visiting Florida Panthers (3-2 on Friday in Detroit).The Leafs, who had been off since their victory Wednesday, win the season series with the Wings with a 3-1-1 record.Mrazek made his fourth start of the season — his first career outing against Toronto — as the Wings rested Jimmy Howard after playing Friday. Mrazek, a 22-year-old former Ottawa 67 playing his 15th NHL game, is filling in for the injured Jonas Gustavsson.James Reimer had been expected to start for Toronto after excelling Wednesday in Detroit but he tweaked his groin in practice. Detroit went ahead at 15:27 of the first period on a Kronwall one-timer from the blue-line with van Riemsdyk off for holding. Kronwalls fifth of the season was helped by traffic in front of Bernier.Toronto answered on the power play at 16:27 with a Phil Kessel snap shot that went in off van Riemsdyk in front of the goal for his 12th off the season.Mrazek made a spectacular save in the second period, flat on his back after stopping a Dion Phaneuf slapshot midway through the period with the Leafs on the power play. The rebound went to Cody Franson and somehow Mrazek got a piece of his body or equipment to the shot to redirect the puck off the post and away.Toronto, who came into the game with a league-leading 40 goals in the second period, outshot Detroit 20-5 in the second period.Rielly used his speed to make it 3-1 at 1:42 of the third period, racing down the wing before beating Mrazek to the glove side for his fourth of the season.I felt good but they have the two points and we dont have anything, so thats more important than how many saves and how I played today, Mrazek said. 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