Texas A&M Athletic Director Bill Byrne and the university have come to an agreement, and Byrne will no longer be the AD at A&M.
Now, President R. Bowen Loftin and the Board of Regents must begin the nationwide search for Byrne's replacement.
Byrne did not exactly resign, and he was not exactly fired. It was obvious that Byrne did not agree with the move to the Southeastern Conference, so this was the right time for him to move on. He officially retired with a year left on his contract and will still be compensated next year even though he will have no responsibilities with the school.
Texas A&M won 17 national titles under Byrne's watch—but football suffered. The Aggies were only 58-54 overall during Byrne's tenure as the athletic director. The Aggies' next athletic director will have to concentrate on improving the product on the football field.
This is a look at five possible candidates for the Texas A&M athletic director position.