A&M president, AD discussing Byrne’s future

Texas A&M president R. Bowen Loftin says he and Bill Byrne

are in talks regarding the end of Byrne’s tenure as the school’s

athletic director.

University spokesman Jason Cook says ”president Loftin

confirmed earlier (Friday) that he and Bill Byrne have been in

discussions regarding a mutually agreeable transition.”

Byrne’s contract ends Aug. 31, 2013. Loftin hasn’t yet worked

out the details or timing of when a change will occur.

Byrne was hired at Texas A&M in Dec. 2002. The Aggies are

moving from the Big 12 Conference to the Southeastern Conference on

July 1.

Loftin’s comments were first reported by the Dallas Morning News

and San Antonio Express News.