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Ex-Texas AD Patterson: ‘they deserve a new athletic director’


After receiving heavy fire from onlookers on the progress of the athletic department at Texas, its chief behind the desk, President Gregory Fenves, could no longer tolerate the personality of athletic director Steve Patterson and therefore terminated the former Longhorn after 22 months.

And because of the early agreement to part ways, the move will cost the university $5 million.

Tuesday afternoon, Patterson released a statement concerning the firing, yet managed to say it was also a suitable time to resign.

In possible suitors to take over for Patterson, College AD published a list of five men who have paved rightful paths at their respective universities, who also might contribute to a bright future with/at Texas.

Whit Babcock, Director of Athletics, Virginia Tech

Two-and-a-half years as Cincinnati’s Director of Athletics.

Five years at Missouri as the Executive Associate Director of Athletics.

Ross Bjork, Director of Athletics, Ole Miss

The youngest athletic director in the Power 5 at 43.

Increased the school’s budget from $62 million to $96 million.

First year: Pumped $26 million in cash donations for Ole Miss.

Greg Byrne, V.P. of Athletics, Arizona

Directed the completion of two athletic complexes: $72 million towards the Lowell-Stevens Football Facility, as well as an $80 million renovation on McKale Center.

An established fundraiser, Byrne has seen the like of raising $200 million for gifts towards the university.

John Currie, Athletic Director, Kansas State

2013: won Bobby Dodd Athletic Director Award and Under Armour’s athletic director of the year.

Oversaw $192 million towards invested in areas of facility upkeep.

Oliver Luck, V.P. of Regulatory Affairs, NCAA

Spent seven years as West Virginia’s athletic director and served as President/GM of MLS team, the Houston Dynamo.

After continuous sparring with Texas alum and its boosters, Patterson will step aside as interim athletic director, Mike Perrin, hoists the athletic department for the time being.

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