New Texas AD Chris Del Conte makes emotional, impressive debut

The stealth hiring of Chris Del Conte only solidifies Gregory L. Fenves reputation as one of the most athletic-friendly school presidents in University of Texas history.

“Funny story. I’m just walking in New York City,” Del Conte said Monday. “I get a phone call. ‘Bob’s Steak and Chop House, 6:30.’ Who is this? Press redial. Hello, sir, I’ll be right there. I got it.”

When Del Conte arrived, there was Fenves, relaxed with his vodka and soda. Over drinks, Fenves outlined his vision for UT athletics, and Del Conte explained what worked and what didn’t as the athletic director at TCU. Fenves was convinced.

“Incredibly impressed with Chris Del Conte,” Fenves said. “He’s just a genuine human being and that’s who I like to have on my team.”

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