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10/21/2012

The Carolina Panthers president who made a large difference for TCU

090902_morrison_insideCHARLOTTE, North Carolina - Danny Morrison is 58, looks like he's about 28, and the man still ooozes charm. Seriously, the man doesn't age.

The former TCU director of athletics and current team president of the Carolina Panthers stopped by before the Cowboys played the Panthers on Sunday morning. Morrison was the TCU AD when the school began the process to remaking its football stadium, and made its biggest steps up the nationall college football ladder.

He does not receive enough credit for TCU's success.

"I remember that first meeting we had in January of 2007 about the staidum - we wanted to make it the Camden Yards of football," said Morrison, who said he was able to tour Amon G. Carter Stadium in the spring. "I am really excited for TCU. The thing they have done is it's not just athletics - every area on campus has risen. It's not been just a one dimensional elevation."

Morrison was a career college guy, but it does sound as if he is quite comfortable in the pros.

My worry was, 'What would the pros be like on a daily basis?'" he said. "My experience has been I have really enjoyed the pro athlete. ... I loved TCU and I loved Fort Worth; it was a great job and I really did think it was going to be my last job. This just fell into my lap."

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