Purnell not interested in Georgia

Despite what the AJC reported Thursday, Oliver Purnell is not planning on meeting with Georgia about its vacant head coaching position.

Clemson head coach Oliver Purnell isn't going anywhere.

Despite a report in the Atlanta-Journal Constitution earlier today indicating University of Georgia athletic director Damon Evans was set to meet with Purnell in Detroit, site of this year's Final Four, sources close to the program have now denied any such meeting will take place.

In addition, The Greenville News reached Purnell directly, and he told the paper point-blank, he wasn't interested in the Georgia job.

"I'm happy where I am," Purnell said.

CUTigers received information early Thursday that Purnell likely was not interested in the job and that he had full intentions of remaining in Clemson, despite any overtures made by University of Georgia officials.

Purnell just concluded his sixth season as head coach of the Tigers and has now directed his last two teams to the NCAA Tournament.

In addition, he also signed the No. 22 recruiting class in the nation according to Scout.com, including signing the No. 6 power forward prospect in the nation, Milton Jennings.

Purnell's contract was extended one year ago to the 2013-14 season and additional enhancements to that deal have been put in place between Purnell and Clemson Athletic Director Terry Don Phillips.

Purnell is the fifth-highest paid coach in the ACC, earning over $1 million annually.

This isn't the first time an SEC school has shown interest in Purnell.

LSU and Arkansas have shown interest in the 56-year old head coach as recently as one year ago.

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