Former and Current Texas Longhorns React to News of Steve Patterson’s Firing


In wake of the Texas Longhorns decision to fire athletic director Steve Patterson, we take a look at how former and current Texas players reacted to the news.

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The Texas Longhorns finally pulled the trigger on dismissing athletic director Steve Patterson. The highly criticized AD spent only 22 months at the helm of Texas athletics, but during that time he managed to upset more than his fair share of people.

Considering how much of a ruckus the news made, here’s a collection of reactions from both current and former Texas Longhorns players, as well as national media members.

Texas sophomore wide receiver Armanti Foreman wasn’t shy about his feelings on Patterson.

Senior wide receiver Marcus Johnson pointed out how much change his class has endured.

Senior defensive end Bryce Cottrell had a similar thought, as he summed up Texas’ last four years pretty well.

Meanwhile, former Longhorns linebacker Emmanuel Acho reminded fans about the hefty amount of money remaining on Patterson’s contract.

Former linebacker Keenan Robinson shared a similar opinion.

Then came the Mack Brown train, as former players like Emmanuel Acho, Kenny Vaccaro, Kasey Studdard and Quandre Diggs all suggested that Mack become the next Texas AD.

Former Longhorns running back Ricky Williams had a different suggestion that ESPN‘s Kirk Herbstreit also suggested.

Brian Davis of the Austin American-Statesman shared some insight into how a Texas employee feels about the program, which is a truly fitting summary of Texas’ situation.

Another frustrated Texas employee shared their thoughts with Mike Finger of the Express News/Houston Chronicle.

Laura Skelding of the Austin American-Statesman caught UT president Gregory Fenves as he was leaving his office. He may have offered no comment on the firing of Patterson, but his smile says it all.

What is your reaction to the firing of AD Steve Patterson Longhorns’ fans? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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