DALLAS — For the longest time Wednesday, Will Muschamp's future was the subject of dueling Internet reports, from Texas and Tennessee.
He was staying at Texas as the defensive coordinator and head coach designate. No, he was headed back to the Southeastern Conference as Lane Kiffin's successor at Tennessee.
Muschamp clarified his intentions Wednesday night. And without mentioning any other school by name, he seemed to make it clear where he would be.
"I'm happy at Texas and plan to be here for a long time," Muschamp said through a school football spokesman.
He added that he has not interviewed for any other jobs nor does he have intention to do so.
I'm happy at Texas and plan to be here for a long time.
People in the Texas athletic department spent Wednesday saying they fully expected Muschamp to be on the staff next week, next month and next season.
Media reports from Tennessee provided Internet whiplash. Supposedly, Muschamp topped the list of candidates to replace Kiffin. There were suggestions of a five-year contract offer for $3 million annually.
He was interviewing in Knoxville. Or Dallas. Or Tennessee athletic director Mike Hamilton was in Austin. Pick a rumor, any rumor.
Muschamp didn't seem to leave wriggle room.
His name surfaced for the Tennessee job a year ago when Phillip Fulmer was let go. Instead, he opted to become Mack Brown's designated successor at an undetermined point. He got a raise to $900,000 annually.
A year later, he still apparently prefers Texas.
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