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Patterson appoints committee for coach search

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University of Texas Athletic Director Steve Patterson has appointed an advisory committee and hired a recruiting firm to help him find Mack Brown's replacement.

On Wednesday Patterson appointed eight people to a committee to help him hire the next football coach.

The committee includes:

  • Steve Hicks, vice chair of the Board of Regents, one of the board's athletics liaisons, and owner and executive chairman of Capstar Partners LLC, a private investment firm.
  • Robert Stillwell, member of the Board of Regents, one of the board's athletics liaisons, retired partner at Baker Botts LLP and an original director of Mesa Petroleum Co.
  • Michael Clement, accounting professor, McCombs School of Business at UT Austin, and faculty representative to the Men's and Women's Athletics Councils.
  • Ricardo Hinojosa, United States federal judge for the Southern District of Texas, former member of the university's Commission of 125.
  • Charles Matthews, former vice president and general counsel of Exxon Mobil, current president of the Texas Exes.
  • Robert Rowling, former member of the Board of Regents and owner and chairman of TRT Holdings Inc.
  • Charles Tate, chairman of Capital Royalty, former member of the executive committee of the university's Commission of 125.
  • Pamela Willeford, former U.S. ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein and former chair of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

Patterson also hired Jed Hughes of Korn/Ferr International, an executive recruiting firm.

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