Report: Texas AD DeLoss Dodds to retire at end of 2013
Is the Mack Brown era officially over?
I’m sure Brown has nothing to do with this decision, but according to OrangeBloods, Texas Athletic Director DeLoss Dodds will be leaving the university after leading the athletic program for 32 years.
Dodds has been embattled head coach Mack Brown’s biggest supporter in the faced of several down seasons, and last weeks debacle against BYU.
According to OrangeBloods, Dodds will move into a consulting role currently outlined in his contract and will continue to serve the Texas athletic department in “a significant half-time position.”
According to the sources, Dodds will move into a consulting role currently outlined in his contract and will continue to serve the Texas athletic department in “a significant half-time position.”
In the consulting role, Dodds, 74, would continue to collect his full salary (currently $1.1 million) through the end of his current contract, which expires in August 2015, the sources said. Dodds would also collect a $1 million, after-taxes payment due to him in August 2014, as currently outlined in his contract, the sources said.
Dodds denied to the Austin American-Statesman this week about having “any immediate plans” to step down as athletic director. And Nick Voinis, senior associate athletics director for communications, vehemently denied Dodds has any plans to step down to Orangebloods.com.
“Whoever is saying that is wrong,” Voinis said.
Texas officials are denying the report at this time.
It is a historic announcement, and one that will trickle down to several top BCS programs. I can’t see the next AD, having his choice of all the top coaches in the land, staying put with Brown.