Texas AD release statement in support of hiring former Baylor coach

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New Texas head coach Tom Herman raised a few eyebrow last week with the hiring of Casey Horny, a former assistant director of football operations at Baylor.

Texas athletic director Mike Perrin responded to the hiring on Monday, releasing a statement supporting the move and indicating the school did its due diligence in the process.

The University of Texas does not tolerate sexual assault and is firmly committed to preventing it on our campus. We are working every day to continue our culture of preparing students to win with integrity, in academics, in athletics, and in life.

Before approving the hiring, I spoke at length with Coach Horny and reviewed his background and his role at previous universities. Coach Horny committed to Coach Herman and me that he is in total alignment with our culture of integrity at The University of Texas.

Like other, I question Coach Horny supporting some commentary of social media. After further discussion with Coach Horny, he understands such actions will not be tolerated at Texas.

Horny, who spent nine years at Baylor, will serve as a quality-control coach under Herman. He was one of several staffers that showed their support for former head coach Art Briles after he was fired for the way allegations of sexual assault from within the Bears' program were handled.

Horny used the hashtag #TruthDontLie in a number of since-deleted tweets to show his support for Briles during the scandal.

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