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Current Issues with Dr. Phillips

Aug. 23, 2007

After considerable personal reflection, I wish to end the speculation about the Athletic Director’s position at the University of Arkansas. To be very clear, it is important to note that the University of Arkansas has not contacted me. I am however humbled and grateful for the Razorback fans and friends who have called and written.

I am very grateful to President Barker and Clemson for the opportunity to be Athletic Director. Having just completed five years as Athletic Director of Clemson University, we still have many challenges that are as yet unfulfilled – and, I intend to be a part of the fulfillment of our dreams and aspirations. Along with our fans, supporters, and administration, we will seek to develop Clemson into a model athletic program in the 21st century.

The University of Arkansas occupies a very special place in my life and I am very grateful to the University for the opportunities provided as a player, administrator, and undergraduate/law student. I will always continue to support the University of Arkansas and know Chancellor White will make an excellent selection.

Nonetheless, please know that I am not a candidate for the Athletic Director’s position at the University of Arkansas.

In Solid Orange, Terry Don Phillips Director of Athletics