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10-02-2013, 11:07 AM
Time for a fresh start...

UT Athletic Director DeLoss Dodds announces retirement for 2014 (http://www.dailytexanonline.com/news/2013/10/01/ut-athletic-director-deloss-dodds-announces-retirement-for-2014)

In a swanky suite nestled in a stadium he’s transformed, DeLoss Dodds announced he will retire from the men’s head athletic director post at the end of August.

Dodds said he is retiring after 32 years on the job because he wants to spend time with his wife, Mary Ann Dodds, travel and experiencing the world.

“[Mary Ann] and I need to go to Tuscany,” Dodds said. “We need to see the leaves turn. There’s a lot we have to live because we haven’t lived because we’ve worked.”

Tuesday’s press conference came after representatives from the University and UT Athletics strongly denied rumors of Dodds’ impending retirement for months.

Since Dodds took the helm of the program, the Longhorns have claimed 14 national championships and 108 conference titles in nine different sports since Dodds took the job.

But the announcement comes in the middle of a 24-18 football record over the past four seasons, well below normal program standards. By announcing his resignation early on, Dodds said he hopes to facilitate a smooth transition into new leadership...

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