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Red McCombs sorry for criticism

Updated: January 10, 2014, 9:49 AM ET
Associated Press

SAN ANTONIO -- A billionaire donor to the University of Texas apologized Thursday for his criticism of the hiring of Charlie Strong as the new Longhorns football coach.

Red McCombs told the San Antonio Express-News that he had phoned Strong to apologize and promised Strong his "total support." Strong told him that an apology was unnecessary, he said.

"He wanted my help and my support. I told him I'd be happy to do it," McCombs said.

McCombs has donated millions to Texas, and ...

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