Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith denied reports that he interviewed for the vacant position at the University of Texas.
"I am fortunate to have the opportunity to be the athletics director at The Ohio State University," Smith said on Twitter. "Reports of me interviewing at the University of Texas are inaccurate."
There was a report in the Austin-American Statesman that Smith was a possible replacement for DeLoss Dodds.
I'm staying at Ohio State. I have the greatest respect for the University of Texas and one of my mentors, DeLoss Dodds. More ...
— gene smith (@OSU_AD) October 31, 2013