Texas president Bill Powers being forced out, per reports

Erich Schlegel

Bill Powers, who played a major role in the departure of Mack Brown, is reportedly on his way out.

There will be more major changes among the leadership at the University of Texas with school president Bill Powers being told to resign or be fired next week, according to Reeve Hamilton of The Texas Tribune.

Powers played a major role in Mack Brown's departure as football coach when Powers reportedly withdrew his support of the longtime Longhorns coach and forced him to resign.

According to the report from Hamilton, University of Texas System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa asked Powers to resign and told him if he didn't he would be fired when the Board of Regents meets on July 10. Hamilton reports that Powers said he will not resign. The cause of the issue is reportedly related to UT Austin's admission practices.

Powers has played a major role in Longhorn sports during his tenure. In addition to leading the charge that concluded with Charlie Strong replacing Mack Brown, Powers also led the way in hiring Steve Patterson to replace DeLoss Dodds as athletic director in November. He previously played a major role in the conference realignment shuffle and was given authority to make the decision of where Texas would align.

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