Alabama coach Nick Saban is staying put.

The university announced Friday night that the football coach has reached "a long-term agreement" to remain with the Crimson Tide.

"The University of Alabama is where I plan to end my coaching career," Saban said in a statement. "(Wife) Terry and our family are very happy in Tuscaloosa."

Alabama didn't release terms of the deal, which must be approved by the board of trustees. Saban, 62, received an eight-year deal in March 2012 worth $5.6 million annually.

The agreement quells speculation that Saban would take over at Texas if Mack Brown steps down.

Meanwhile, Brown closed his annual team banquet without addressing his future. He acknowledged "distractions" for his 8-4 team but stayed away from any hint of whether or not he'll return to the Longhorns after his 16th season.

Brown met with school president Bill Powers and athletic director Steve Patterson before the banquet. "When we have something to announce, we'll announce it," Patterson said.

Brown, 62, earns $5.4 million annually.

Heisman Trophy: Jameis Winston posed for pictures with the other Heisman finalists and the bronze statue he's expected to take home Saturday in New York. And when it came time to answer questions from the media, the Florida State freshman quarterback did so confidently.

School officials tried to limit questions that were even vaguely related to the rape accusation against Winston. The state attorney closed the investigation last week, saying there was not enough evidence to win a conviction.

"I knew I did nothing wrong. I knew I'd eventually be vindicated," said the 19-year-old Winston, who was the only finalist to show up with his lawyer, Tim Jansen.

Meanwhile, the accuser's attorney, Patricia Carroll, asked Florida's attorney general to independently examine the rape investigation, claiming it was riddled with problems. But Florida Gov. Rick Scott released a statement saying there are no plans to look into the case again.

Notre Dame: Quarterback Everett Golson was readmitted to school after being suspended for the fall semester for what he termed "poor judgment on a test." Golson has two years of eligibility left. "He's been a stand-up guy in this whole process," coach Brian Kelly said.

FCS playoffs: Terrance West ran for a record-setting 354 yards and five touchdowns on a snow-covered field and Towson (12-2) beat host Eastern Illinois 49-39 in the Football Championship Subdivision quarterfinals. The Panthers (12-2) came into the game allowing 146.8 rushing yards a game.

MCT Information Services contributed to this report.