Texas Athletic Director Mike Perrin shakes hands after the Big 12 conference meeting Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, in Irving, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

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Bohls: Hunt for a permanent Texas athletics director will begin this fall

Posted May 4th, 2016

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Kirk Bohls released this week’s nine things and one crazy prediction yesterday. A few were dedicated to the Longhorns. Here’s Kirk’s take on some Bevo related items:

On when Texas will start the search for a new athletics director:

“Texas will begin its hunt for a permanent athletic director sometime this fall to succeed interim boss Mike Perrin, a high-profile school official tells me. “I think the AD search will start late in the year,” the source said. Will Texas use an executive search firm as it did for both the Steve Patterson and Charlie Strong hires? “Not sure.” That represents progress as Texas searches for stability and strong leadership.”

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On Texas’ potential decision to fold the Longhorn Network into a Big 12 Network:

“This promises to be an interesting month as the Big 12 prepares for a meeting of athletic directors at the end of May to discuss the conference’s future concerning expansion and a possible television network. I still see no willingness on Texas’ part to fold the Longhorn Network into a Big 12 network, even if the league gives the Longhorns an extra $15 million share to cover its LHN income, because, the Texas source said, “we would get the same money, but lose our branding and having our own channel? Not very compelling. If we get rid of LHN, it will be to change conferences, in my opinion.”

Texas' head coach Augie Garrido watches as his team competes against UT Pan American during a NCAA college baseball game at Disch-Falk Field Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. (Stephen Spillman for AMERICAN-STATESMAN)
Texas’ head coach Augie Garrido watches as his team competes against UT Pan American during a NCAA college baseball game at Disch-Falk Field Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. (Stephen Spillman for AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

On the possibility of baseball coach Augie Garrido resigning:

“Augie Garrido again has put himself in a very tenuous position. By falling to 20-24 and a disappointing 9-9 in the Big 12 after getting swept at home by Oklahoma State, his Texas baseball team is on track to miss the NCAA Tournament for the second time in three seasons, barring another miraculous performance in the league tournament. Garrido has always said going to Omaha is mandatory at this school, which of course is not true. But making the NCAAs should be, and Texas is falling way, way short of that minimal standard. The Texas source said, “I think he should take the high road and resign, but these guys never seem to want to do that.”

For the rest of Kirk’s 9 things including his thoughts on Westlake High School football, the end to game 2 of the Spurs-Thunder series and what former UT running back will excel at his new school this fall, click here.

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