Besides West Virginia athletic director Oliver Luck, Texas will interview Ohio State's Gene Smith and Arizona State's Steve Patterson for its athletic director opening, according to an Austin American-Statesman report.
North Carolina's Bubba Cunningham was also reviewed as a possible candidate by the search firm Korn/Ferry but won't be pursued for the opening.
Smith has denied the report on Twitter (@OSU_AD): "I'm staying at Ohio State. I have the greatest respect for the University of Texas and one of my mentors, DeLoss Dodds. More... I am fortunate to have the opportunity to be the athletics director at The Ohio State University. More ... Reports of me interviewing at the University of Texas are inaccurate. Thank you and Go Bucks!"...