Ohio State AD Gene Smith denies interest in Texas

Sep 28, 2013; Columbus, OH, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes athletic director Gene Smith prior to the game against the Wisconsin Badgers at Ohio Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Being the athletic director at the University of Texas is probably the best athletic director job in the country. There is a lot of pressure, but with the money, the resources and most importantly, the Longhorn Network, it can lead to massive success.

West Virginia Mountaineers’ athletic director Oliver Luck, the father of Indianapolis Colts’ quarterback Andrew Luck, has been tied to the job.

On Thursday, rumors of Ohio State Buckeyes’ athletic director Gene Smith’s interest in the job began to surface.

Smith, who runs one of the largest and best athletic departments in the country at Ohio State, took to twitter to quickly deny his interest.

“I am fortunate to have the opportunity to be the athletics director at The Ohio State University,” Smith tweeted. “Reports of me interviewing at the University of Texas are inaccurate. Thank you and Go Bucks!”

The school also issued a statement.

“I have the greatest respect for the University of Texas and one of my mentors, DeLoss Dodds,” Smith said in a statement released by the school via Austin Ward of ESPN. “I am fortunate to have the opportunity to be the athletics director at The Ohio State University. Reports of me interviewing at the University of Texas are inaccurate.”

Topics: Gene Smith, Ohio State Buckeyes, Texas Longhorns

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