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Full text of Steve Patterson’s statement on resignation

Posted September 15th, 2015

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Here’s the full statement from former Texas athletic director Steve Patterson:

“After considerable discussion, The University of Texas at Austin President, Gregory Fenves, and I have agreed that our great university will be best served by a new men’s athletic director. Accordingly, I have agreed to step aside effective today.  Change is never easy, but I have every confidence that UT Athletics will continue to thrive as it embraces the future.  I want to thank President Fenves for the graciousness he has displayed throughout this process.

“I am very proud of what we have accomplished in a relatively short period of time, including the historic addition of coaches in football and basketball, improvements to ticketing operations, facilities and other initiatives that will greatly benefit our Longhorn student-athletes and the many fans who care deeply about them.  As a Longhorn myself, a graduate of the University and its law school, I want nothing but the best for my alma mater, and I wish President Fenves and everyone at UT-Austin well as we continue the journey.  I leave behind a motivated and dedicated team committed to the world-class standards that all Longhorns expect.

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“I thank this team, our student athletes and the entire Longhorn family for having given me this opportunity to serve.

“Hook ‘em!”

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