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Texas President Greg Fenves Confirms Mike Perrin Staying As AD Through '17 Calendar Year

Texas President Greg Fenves yesterday said that he expects current AD Mike Perrin to "remain on the job at least through" the '17 calendar year, according to Chuck Carlton of the DALLAS MORNING NEWS. Fenves said that the school's agreement with Perrin, who "does not have an official contract," currently runs through the '17-18 academic year. There "had been media reports that Texas might be considering" a search for a permanent AD as "early as late spring." Perrin has "overseen the protracted baseball search that eventually saw the hiring of Tulane's David Pierce," and he and Fenves "tag-teamed that one-day firing of Charlie Strong and hiring of Houston's Tom Herman as football coach." Fenves: "Mike has done a very good job. We had some real problems to solve, and he's solved them. We've made some important coaching transitions, baseball and football in particular, and he's done that very well." Meanwhile, Carlton notes the "football locker room renovation has begun." The project has "created all kinds of buzz, positive and negative, after the unveiling of new state-of-the-art lockers with a 43-inch video screen and a $10,500 price tag each." Fenves "emphasized that none" of the $10M funding for upgrades "comes from tax funds, with all the dollars from a self-funding athletic department" (DALLAS MORNING NEWS, 4/18). 
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