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07:31 AM ET 11.01 | Cross Ohio State's Gene Smith off the list. Texas will interview three candidates for its men's athletic director's opening, but [Smith] will not be one of them. Smith was considered for the position, but did not make the short list of finalists, a source familiar with the search confirmed to the American-Statesman on Thursday. ... [Texas will interview] frontrunner Oliver Luck, the current West Virginia athletic director, and Arizona State athletic director Steve Patterson for the job, according to a highly placed source at a Big 12 school. North Carolina athletic director Bubba Cunningham was also thoroughly vetted by Korn/Ferry. ... One source with knowledge of the search told the American-Statesman on Wednesday that the search could culminate with a firm recommendation to the Board of Regents at its meeting on Nov. 13 in Austin.

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November 1, 2013  08:22 AM ET

If Texas even considered giving Smith and interview they are the ultimate dumb *****.

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November 1, 2013  09:11 AM ET

I read the title and thought "Can they narrow down to less than 1?".

November 1, 2013  09:15 AM ET

Damn. I was so hoping the Teflon AD would take his act to Bevo Land.

November 1, 2013  09:50 AM ET
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If those are the final 3 candidates, and call me skeptical, then it's Lucks job already.

Long talked with the committee this week, but yeah, Luck was in ATX yesterday

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November 1, 2013  09:57 AM ET

How much are we paying a professinal search firm to rubber stamp our pre-conceived ntion that Luck would be the best AD candidate? This is so much like corporate America now days.

November 1, 2013  10:08 AM ET
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Supposedly Long from Arky is in the mix

Make this happen FJJ and I'll proudly wear burnt orange once a week in your honor. Hell, I'll help him pack & chip in for the moving van.

November 1, 2013  10:09 AM ET
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How much are we paying a professinal search firm to rubber stamp our pre-conceived ntion that Luck would be the best AD candidate? This is so much like corporate America now days.

with all the politics behind the Powers/regents/Perry crap, its the CYA thing to do

November 1, 2013  10:41 AM ET
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with all the politics behind the Powers/regents/Perry crap, its the CYA thing to do

True. Same thing is happening all over corporate America and it stinks. Pay 6+ figures to a professional services firm to give management the recommendation they desire, which most often is tied to bonuses and incentive compensation. And how do they pay for this? Cut benefits to the workers.

November 1, 2013  10:47 AM ET

Glad they did not look at Foley. I doubt he would deal with all of the political BS at UTx

November 1, 2013  11:30 AM ET
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Glad they did not look at Foley. I doubt he would deal with all of the political BS at UTx

Soon our Aggie Corps of Cadets governor will step down and the intramural politics will subside.

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November 1, 2013  02:10 PM ET
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LMAO. Its Luck by all accounts. Everything else is to prevent lawsuits for not going through the process.

I know....a man can dream, though, can't he?

November 1, 2013  02:37 PM ET
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Powers/regents/Perry crap

Very accurate description of the goings on.

November 1, 2013  02:38 PM ET
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Soon our Aggie Corps of Cadets governor will step down and the intramural politics will subside.

...and another very accurate description.

 
November 1, 2013  02:41 PM ET
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Glad they did not look at Foley. I doubt he would deal with all of the political BS at UTx

BSB/GR, from what I've heard, UF has the most conference championships the last several years if you take into account all sports...and it is not even close. Is this accurate?

Most of us non SECers only follow the biggies.

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