Report: Texas AD DeLoss Dodds to step down at end of year

Peter Sblendorio

A Texas spokesman refuted reports Friday that Athletics Director Deloss plans to step down at the end of the year.

Chip Brown of originally reported that Dodd’s would move down to a consulting role within the Texas organization after serving as AD for the past three decades. Longhorn senior associate athletics director for communications, Nick Voinis denied the report.

"Whoever is saying that is wrong," Voinis said.

Dodds made news Wednesday when he said that Texas head football coach Mack Brown’s job was safe. Speculation swirled around whether Brown was on the hot seat after the Longhorns dropped last Saturday’s contest to BYU 40-21.

The stepping down of Dodds would potentially challenge Brown’s job status in the future, but for now Texas denies any changes to its front office for the immediate future.