A report emerged Friday saying DeLoss Dodds, the University of Texas’ athletic director, would step down by the end of the year, but Dodds and the university deny it.
Chip Brown, writer for Orangebloods.com and frequent YNN contributor, reported that Dodds intends to announce his retirement in the next few months. The belief is that Dodds does not want to hire Mack Brown’s replacement if a coaching change is made with the team.
Orangebloods says Dodds would step down to make way for a new athletic director who could be in place by January, in time to hire a new football coach if needed. The Orangebloods report says Dodds would move into a consulting role.
YNN reached out to U.T. and was told by a spokesperson that the report is not true.
"I love my job, I love the people I work with, and I love the University of Texas," Dodds said in a statement to media. "I have no immediate plans to retire, but when I do, we will let everyone know well in advance so that people do not have to speculate. Now let's go out and beat Ole Miss."
Dodds, 74, has been U.T.’s athletic director for 32 years. His current contract expires in August of 2015.