TCU AD, Big 12 commish deny interest in Texas AD vacancy

After Steve Patterson left Texas to the tune of NSYNC’s “Bye, Bye, Bye,” many names in the college football landscape have surfaced as possible replacements, including former Texas head coach Mack Brown, TCU’s current athletic director Chris Del Conte and Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby.

Paul – Like I've said many times I'm yours as long as you'll have me … I have the best job in America 🐸⬆️ https://t.co/HOFYkbegJ8

— Chris Del Conte (@_delconte) September 15, 2015

Cross Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby off list of possible Texas AD. Says he'll help Fenves, "but I am not a candidate for the position."

— Brian Davis (@BDavisAAS) September 15, 2015

Mack Brown: “I hate this for Steve, he was good to me. I’m really happy at ESPN/ABC. I have had no discussions w/anyone about the AD job"

— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) September 15, 2015

While Mack Brown expressed he won’t return due to his love for working at ESPN, Del Conte of TCU (supported $18.1 million of renovations towards the soccer and basketball stadiums) and Bob Bowlsby are unlikely candidates despite their ties to Texas and the Big 12 of which Del Conte structured an alliance with Texas so that TCU can gain admission into the conference.

Whoever steps up to spearhead what was once college’s premiere football program sure has a lot of apologizing to do on behalf of Patterson, who had no constructive relationships with any of the Texas athletic department staff and others on the Austin campus.

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