AUSTIN, Texas (AP) The University of Texas' search for a new athletic director comes at a rocky time for the school, which has been caught in a power struggle between campus President Bill Powers and the Board of Regents.
Powers has been fighting attempts by some regents to force him out and holds only a slim majority of support from a board that has shown a willingness to meddle in the school's football program.
Given that struggle, will the regents want to play a role in finding a leader for the nation's richest athletic program? And will Powers' fight for his own job scare off top candidates?
Powers says he'll lead the job search. He'll also consult with board Chairman Paul Foster and the board's athletic liaisons, regents Steve Hicks and Robert Stillwell.
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide detailed information.