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President Kaler: Don't Expect Athletics Director Hire Until Spring

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Per Marcus, it doesn't sound like the U is planning to make a rush hire on a new athletics director.

Don't expect the Gophers to have a new athletics director anytime soon.

University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler said Monday that the ideal time to bring in a new leader would be next spring.

"We're going want somebody who is pretty involved right now with football and then they're going to be involved in basketball," Kaler told KSTP Channel 5. "So really the time to look is a March, April time frame, and that's what we are gearing up to do."

This isn't especially surprising, both for the reasons Kaler gives and because the external investigation of the department is ongoing.