Columbia, SC (WLTX) --- After seven years on the job as USC's athletics director, Eric Hyman is beginning the process of transitioning to another high-profile position.
Hyman will be on the job until the middle of July and following a family vacation to the Lowcountry, he will head to College Station to begin his duties as the athletics director at Texas A&M.
Hyman spoke with News19 on a number of topics including the possibility of Ray Tanner succeeding him as the CEO of the department.
There has been no public endorsement of a candidate by Hyman, but he knows Tanner is a popular choice among Gamecock fans. He said the man who led the baseball program to a pair of national titles would bring plenty of positives to the job, not the least of which is a first-hand knowledge of the inner-workings of the athletics department.
Hyman admitted he and Tanner have had discussions in the past about the role of an administrator and how it is much different than coaching. Hyman said there are more gray areas in his role, as opposed to coaching which is more black and white.