Maryland AD Kevin Anderson declines comment on report linking him to open Texas job


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Reached by telephone on Tuesday afternoon, Maryland Athletic Director Kevin Anderson declined to comment on a report linking him to the vacant athletic director’s job at the University of Texas.

The Dallas Morning News, citing “two industry sources,” reported Tuesday that Anderson is “expected to be interviewed” to replace DeLoss Dodds. However, the report paints Anderson as a long shot for the job, calling West Virginia Athletic Director Oliver Luck option “No. 1 and No. 1A.” It also names Arizona State’s Steve Patterson as another interview candidate.

Anderson, who arrived in College Park from Army in 2010, is under contract at Maryland until Sept. 30, 2015, according to a copy of his agreement obtained by The Washington Post. Last summer, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Anderson was slated to assume the AD job at Stanford, which both he and Maryland emphatically denied. Anderson had worked at Stanford as its director of annual giving from 1993 to 1995. He also has stints at California for five years, Oregon State for nearly two years and as Army’s athletic director from 2004 to 2010.

A Maryland spokesman also declined to comment on Anderson’s status.

Alex Prewitt covers the Washington Capitals. Follow him on Twitter @alex_prewitt or email him at alex.prewitt@washpost.com.
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