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Despite Auburn’s interest, Hurtt staying at Louisville

Charlie Strong AP

It’s not often that an assistant would eschew an opportunity to move to the SEC and become a member of the defending national champs.

Fortunately for Louisville, Clint Hurtt appears to be one of those rare people who would.

Word first surfaced Wednesday that the Cardinals defensive line coach had interviewed for the same position at Auburn.  A day later, Hurtt’s boss reported via Twitter that his assistant is staying put.

“Big news!! The big hurtt is staying with the cardinals,” head coach Charlie Strong tweeted late this morning.

It’s unclear whether Hurtt was offered the position and turned it down, or whether he simply decided to stay at his current job.  Or, if Auburn decided to go in another direction after the interview.

Former Minnesota assistant Tim Cross is also reportedly a candidate, and is expected to interview for the defensive line job in short order, if he hasn’t interviewed already.

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