Terps' Kevin Anderson says he is 'not pursuing' athletic director vacancy at Texas

  • Maryland athletic director Kevin Anderson speaks during a September appearance at Under Armour's Brand House in Inner Harbor East.
Maryland athletic director Kevin Anderson speaks during a… (Amy Davis, Baltimore Sun )
November 01, 2013|By Jonas Shaffer | The Baltimore Sun

In a brief letter posted Friday night on the Maryland athletic department's website, Maryland athletic director Kevin Anderson announced that he was not leaving the school for the same position at Texas, where he was reportedly expected to be interviewed.

"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," Anderson wrote on "Kevin's Corner." "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.

"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."

West Virginia athletic director Oliver Luck, the father of Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck, is considered the front-runner to replace outgoing athletic director DeLoss Dodds, who is set to retire next year.

Anderson, who after joining Maryland in 2010 oversaw the hires of Terps football coach Randy Edsall and men's basketball coach Mark Turgeon, also was linked to the athletic director position at Stanford last summer. Delaware athletic director Bernard Muir ultimately took the job.

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