UT is on a fiscal ledge that will do long term damage to their program if they do not handle it correctly. The need to hire another up and comer like Dooley and roll the dice until they can get their debt under control.
No, they just temporary lifted the automatic $6M per year the AD gives the university. While most schools give, few have it "agreed" upon. It's more a donation, which UTAD can still make.