Reports: Hyman to A&M

According to at least two reports, South Carolina athletic director Eric Hyman will take the same position at Texas A&M.

South Carolina athletic director Eric Hyman is set to take the same position at Texas A&M, according to reports from both the Houston Chronicle and the Texas A&M Rivals site.

Hyman, 61, has spent seven years in Columbia and could be named the Aggies' new AD as soon as Friday.

A&M's regents are expected to authorize school president R. Bowen Loftin to negotiate an agreement with the new AD during a meeting Friday, according to the Houston Chronicle.

A source with knowledge of the situation confirmed to Gamecock Anthem late Thursday night that it was very likely Hyman would be the new A&M AD, but Anthem was unable to get a second independent source to corroborate the information.

The same source believed Hyman would meet with South Carolina President Harris Pastides and other USC officials either Thursday night or early Friday morning.

The same source reported that Hyman was, or would be, offered a raise to stay, but that barring a change of heart, Hyman was very likely gone.

Hyman has overseen a mass facilities overhaul at USC including the building of the Gamecocks' state-of-the-art baseball stadium, the "Dodie" Academic Center, the new Farmer's Market parking area and the addition of a new video board at Williams-Brice Stadium, among many other projects.

Hyman was also responsible for the hiring of new men's basketball coach Frank Martin and women's basketball coach Dawn Staley. Hyman also hired and fired former men's basketball coach Darrin Horn.

If Hyman does end up at A&M, he will be the replacement of former AD Bill Byrne. A&M is officially leaving the Big 12 on Saturday and joining the SEC on Sunday.

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