With rumors surrounding the future of Texas A&M athletic director Bill Byrne, the school's president ended the speculation when he told the media that Byrne would not serve past his current contract.
From the Dallas Morning News:
Texas A&M president R. Bowen Loftin said today that AD Bill Byrne will not serve past current contract that expires Aug. 31, 2013.— Chuck Carlton (@ChuckCarltonDMN) April 20, 2012
Reports about Byrne's status had been swirling for several months. Said Loftin: "At some point, you have to make a transition," Loftin said.— Chuck Carlton (@ChuckCarltonDMN) April 20, 2012
Byrne has served as the school's AD since 2003. While the basketball programs have made big strides in that time, football is king. The Aggies didn't win a Big 12 football championship during Byrne's time. Now the school is transitioning to the SEC after a long, dramatic process that almost turned college football upside down. Byrne hired and fired former coach Mike Sherman and recently replaced him with Kevin Sumlin.
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