November 3, 2012; Morgantown, WV, USA; West Virginia Mountaineers director of athletics Oliver Luck on the field before playing the TCU Horned Frogs at Milan Puskar Field. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Oliver Luck expected to be next Texas Longhorns athletic director

Oliver Luck, the father of Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck, was recently named to the college football playoff committee but he could soon be getting an even better gig. According to reports, Luck is expected to be the next athletic director at the University of Texas and an announcement could be coming in mid-November.


If West Virginia athletic director Oliver Luck impresses a seven-member advisory committee, Luck is expected to be UT’s next athletic director, multiple sources tell

Those sources say Luck is the frontrunner from a group of names put forth by the search firm Korn/Ferry International to the advisory committee last week that also includes Arizona State athletic director Steve Patterson, who got his law degree at Texas.

Luck’s interview with the committee could come as early as this week. If all goes as expected, a contract could be finalized Nov. 13 or 14, when Texas regents are already scheduled to meet.

Nothing is expected to be announced before Texas and West Virginia meet in Morgantown on Nov. 9. But the Mountaineers have a bye week after their game at Kansas on Nov. 16, so an official announcement could come then.

If the announcement does happen, Texas president Bill Powers would make the announcement.

Powers and Luck previously had a relationship, with Powers being the former dean of the UT Law school where Luck earned his degree.

Luck has previously declined to comment on whether or not the Longhorns gig was in his future, but in a matter of weeks he may no longer be able to avoid the questions.

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