Originally posted on Fox Sports Southwest
By DAVID UBBEN  |  Last updated 10/28/13
West Virginia athletic director Oliver Luck is the most likely candidate to replace DeLoss Dodds as Texas' athletic director, according to a report by Orangebloods.com. He could interview with a seven-member advisory committee as early as this week and be named the new athletic director as early as November, according to the report. Luck declined comment to FOX Sports Southwest via telephone on Monday afternoon when asked if he had been in contact with Texas or anyone representing Texas. A contract could be finalized by Nov. 13 or 14, according to the report, when regents will hold a previously scheduled meeting. Dodds announced earlier this month that he would be stepping down on Aug. 31, 2014, ending his 32-year tenure. Luck is a graduate of West Virginia, but played five seasons for the Houston Oilers. His son, Andrew Luck, went to Stanford and is the quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts. Luck has been the athletic director at WVU since 2008 and previously served as the president and CEO of NFL Europe. From 2005 to 2008, he was the president and general manager of the Houston Dynamo of the MLS. The Dynamo won MLS titles in 2006 and 2007. In his time at West Virginia, Luck hired coach Dana Holgorsen and instituted beer sales at Milan Puskar Stadium. He also is credited with helping guide West Virginia from the Big East to the Big 12 and earlier this month, was named to the inaugural 13-person selection committee for the College Football Playoff.
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