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Texas AD Steve Patterson Says "I Am Not Talking" When Asked If Rick Barnes Will Return

Texas athletic director Steve Patterson in the tunnel.

It doesn't look good for Rick Barnes. 

Texas fell to Butler in the NCAA Tournament's Second Round Thursday afternoon, 56-48, capping a fairly disappointing year for the Longhorns, who were at one point this season ranked in the top 10. It's the seventh straight year that Barnes' team has failed to reach the Sweet 16. 

Following the game, Texas athletic director Steve Patterson was asked if Barnes will be back next season. His response seems to be a dooming one. 

That's, obviously, not a good sign for Barnes' job security.

The Texas coach has been at the school since 1998, winning 402 games and making the NCAA Tournament 16 times.