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Maryland AD: I am not pursuing other opportunities (Texas)

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Maryland athletic director Kevin Anderson will not be a candidate for the same position at Texas.

Anderson released a public statement Friday evening to put to rest the rumors connecting him to the Texas vacancy and to ease the Maryland fan base.

“I must confess I am humbled to be mentioned in connection with such a position but more importantly, I feel it speaks volumes to the outstanding progress we have made at the University of Maryland and to the new heights our athletic department is destined for in the future,” Anderson’s statement says.

“Let me be clear, I am not pursuing any other professional opportunities at other institutions. I am steadfast in my commitment to the University of Maryland.”

Anderson helped lead Maryland through negotiations to leave the ACC and  join the Big Ten, a realignment change that will take place next summer. The cash-strapped athletics program has had to make some sacrifices in recent years and a move to the Big Ten figures to help dig the school out of financial trouble in time. If Anderson really is staying put, the decision comes at a great time. A school preparing for a conference change needs stability in the leadership positions off the field, especially at the athletic director position. Having Anderson stay put in College Park will help Maryland focus on the process of leaving the ACC and getting started in the Big Ten.

Earlier this week Ohio State’s Gene Smith said¬†he is staying at Ohio State. Earlier in the month Louisville’s Tom Jurich said he was not interested in the Texas job. Previous reports have suggested West Virginia AD Oliver Luck, who will be a member of the College Football Playoff’s selection committee, is the leading candidate for the job.

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7 Responses to “Maryland AD: I am not pursuing other opportunities (Texas)”
  1. barnesaintnoble says: Nov 1, 2013 10:19 PM

    Say what you will about Maryland, they are Under Armour University like Oregon is to Nike. I’m sure there are plenty of perks. Lots of pressure at Texas

  2. thefiesty1 says: Nov 1, 2013 10:29 PM

    Where are they coming up with these people. Just keep throwing out rumors. Not going to happen.

  3. bender4700 says: Nov 1, 2013 10:39 PM

    Nick Saban agrees.

  4. bender4700 says: Nov 1, 2013 10:40 PM

    The point to the Saban crack, is that you can’t trust anyone in this industry. Too much money, power, and guys who think the grass is always greener.

  5. thekingdave says: Nov 2, 2013 12:45 AM

    If this is the same guy who hired Randy Edsall (I’m too drunk to look it up), why the hell would they even bat an eyelash at him? As a longhorn I call bs, but way to get your name in the paper buddy.

  6. goodfieldnohit says: Nov 2, 2013 1:43 AM

    where is tgaustin telling us how it’s all going to go down?

    Any AD had better be prepared to fire and hire the football coach, the baseball coach, and the basketball coach.

    And there is still the Bev Kearney lawsuit that is going to make the University of Texas look like a bunch of Ku Klux Klansmen. And oh yeah, if the shoe fits, pot, kettle, etc, etc.

  7. cubano76 says: Nov 2, 2013 12:45 PM

    Don’t you actually have to like win on a consistent basis to call yourself the Oregon of the East? Cool gear doesn’t win games.

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