Steve Patterson to be Texas AD

Published on Tuesday, 5 November 2013 16:21 - Written by

The University of Texas will hire Arizona State athletic director Steve Patterson to be its next AD, it was made official Tuesday.

ESPN is reporting Patterson will formally be introduced as the replacement for DeLoss Dodds this week. Dodds is stepping down after 32 years.

"Steve Patterson emerged as the perfect candidate to build on Texas' athletic success and DeLoss Dodds' legacy," Texas president Bill Powers said in a statement. "Steve helped build an NBA championship team and brought the Super Bowl game to Houston. Far more important, he's run a winning program at Arizona State that places students first and is committed to their lifelong success."

For more, go to http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/9930702/steve-patterson-next-texas-longhorns-athletic-director