Texas Signs Interim Athletic Director Mike Perrin To Two-Year Deal

The Texas Longhorns are removing the interim tag from athletic director Mike Perrin, signing him to a two-year deal. His original interim contract would have expired in August 2016.

Perrin played football for the Longhorns in the late 1960s as a linebacker and defensive end, and took over for former athletic director Steve Patterson when he was fired in September. Perrin has been met favorable reviews for his decisions.

He has expressed unwavering support for head football coach Charlie Strong, something Patterson never did publicly, and in a popular move with fans, froze ticket prices for the next two years.

However, many view Perrin's biggest success to be the record-setting shoe and apparel deal Texas signed with Nike worth $250 million over 15 years. Perrin felt it was important to preserve Texas' relationship with Nike after Patterson had tried to start a bidding war between them and Under Armour in hopes of getting the largest contract possible.

Perrin was inducted into the Texas Hall of Honor in 2010 and receivied a Presidential Citation for his work with the Council for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women in April of 2015.

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