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Report: Texas Men’s Athletic Director Mike Perrin to serve ‘at least through 2017’

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Plenty of good things have started happening for Texas under Perrin’s guidance.

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Long-term questions about who will fill the seat as the Men’s Athletic Director at The University of Texas remain unanswered, but for the immediate future, that chair will continue to be occupied by Mike Perrin, according to a report from the Dallas Morning News.

According to the report, although Perrin is serving as the Men’s Athletic Director without a contract, Perrin and University of Texas President Greg Fenves have agreed upon Perrin remaining in his current role throughout the 2017-18 athletic year.

Perrin came into his current role in 2015 when he replaced Steve Patterson and his plate has since been fairly full.

Last summer, Perrin was tasked wth replacing Hall-of-Fame baseball coach Augie Garrido and did so with the hiring of David Pierce in June.

Just months later, Perrin faced arguably the most grueling and significant chore in recent memory in Austin — firing beloved head coach Charlie Strong and subsequently hiring Tom Herman as his replacement, which was a surprisingly smooth and swift process that netted the Longhorns the most sought-after college football coach in the country.

Also while in his current role, Perrin has overseen a massive budget increase to update the football facilities (largely due to a push from Herman) and the process and eventual announcement of the plans to construct a brand new, state of the art basketball arena on campus.

It’s been a busy year and a half for the interim athletic director and he’ll reportedly get at least one more year to potentially prove he’s the long-term answer as Texas’ Men’s Athletic Director.