AUSTIN, Texas -

Mack Brown will resign as head coach of the Texas Longhorns, according to report Tuesday on

The report says Brown is expected to make the announcement by the end of the week.

Brown's last game at Texas is expected to be against Oregon in the Valero Alamo Bowl on Dec. 30.

A high-level source told that Brown wants what's best for the program and for Brown and that's why he's stepping down. The source also said the decision wasn't an easy one for him.

Brown has been with the Longhorns for 16 years and led Texas to a national championship in 2005. He is second in team history with 158 wins, behind the late Darrell Royal.

Brown denied that he's stepping down in an interview with the Austin-American Statesman.

"I'm in Florida recruiting," Brown said in a text to the Statesman. "If I had decided to step down I sure wouldn't be killing myself down here. I have not decided to step down."

Brown's attorney also denied that the coach is resigning.

According to ESPN, UT officials have denied the report by