Presumably responding to a media report that cited sourced interest from the University of Texas, Maryland Athletic Director Kevin Anderson squashed whatever connection there may have been with an emphatic blog post on Friday night.
Writing on his “Kevin’s Corner” page on the Maryland athletics department Web site, Anderson declared, “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.”
On Tuesday, the Dallas Morning News cited two unnamed “industry” sources in a report that Anderson was “expected to be interviewed” for the school’s soon-to-open AD job after DeLoss Dodds leaves. It called West Virginia’s Oliver Luck the heavy favorite but said both Anderson and Arizona State’s Steve Patterson would also be interviewed. This week, according to reports, Patterson rebuffed Texas’s interest and “told them he is not interested in the position.”
Anderson did the same just before the weekend, beginning his letter with the following: “I write this post as reports have surfaced in the media recently speculating my connection to the athletic director opening at the University of Texas. 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.”