Chip Brown of OrangeBloods.com reported Friday that Texas Longhorns athletic director DeLoss Dodds was stepping down at the end of the 2013 season and moving into a “consulting role.”
— Chip Brown (@ChipBrownOB) September 13, 2013
According to CBS Sports that report is false:
A Texas spokesperson has denied a report that Longhorn athletic director DeLoss Dodds would step down at the end of the year.
For Chip Brown’s part he included in his story comments from Dodds and senior associate athletics director for communications, Nick Voinis, where both denied the the report that Dodds was stepping down.
From Orange Bloods:
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.
Brown then cites “high-ranking sources” saying the opposite. That changing landscape in the Texas athletics department could spell more bad news for Mack Brown and the end of his era. Dodds has been one of Brown’s most consistent supporters.
There was report earlier this week that that Mack Brown needed to beat OU and make a BCS bowl game to keep his job. That would seem like quite the task basically demanding he run the table in the Big 12.