Texas men's athletics director Steve Patterson has appointed an eight-person advisory committee to help him find a new head football coach.
Seven of the eight people on the committee were on the committee appointed by school president Bill Powers to help him find a replacement for outgoing men's athletics director DeLoss Dodds, which ended up being Patterson. The only newcomer to the group is US federal judge Ricardo Hinojosa.
The seven people carried over from Powers' advisory committee to Patterson's are UT Board of Regents vice chair Steve Hicks, fellow Board of Regents member Robert Stillwell, UT accounting professor Michael Clement, Texas Exes president Charles Matthews, former Board of Regents member Robert Rowling, Capital Royalty chairman Charles Tate and former Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board chair Pamela Wileford, who was also once a U.S. ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein.
Jed Hughes of the executive recruiting firm Korn/Ferry International was also hired by Patterson to aid him in the search for a replacement for Mack Brown, who announced that he was stepping as the Longhorns head football coach last weekend.
His final game at Texas will be in the Alamo Bowl against Oregon on Dec. 30.