Saban, Muschamp dispel rumors

With rumors circulating concerning the future of LSU head coach Nick Saban and defensive coordinator Will Muschamp, the Tiger football office and the LSU Sports Information Department issued releases dismissing the recent hoopla.

Saban is always a target for NFL rumors during January and February and issued the following statement with regards to the upcoming National Signing Day on Feb. 5.


"Time and time again I have said that I am committed to LSU and to building a program here," the third year head coach said Wednesday evening. "I am very happy here and so is my family. Baton Rouge is our home. In the past I have not responded to rumors or innuendo about me leaving LSU for the NFL, but it comes up at this time every year during recruiting."


A year ago, rumors ran wild prior to signing day. Although Saban admitted those rumors never affected a recruit, opposing schools were noted as using those rumors to negatively recruit against LSU.


"It's important to me that it's clear to everyone that I am as committed to LSU as the first day I stepped on campus and I'm more excited about LSU's future now than I've ever been. The stability in our football program is excellent and the commitment that our staff has made will take the program to a level that this university and its alumni will be proud of."


As for Muschamp, word is in Alabama the LSU defensive coordinator has entertained the notion of heading to Alabama. Wednesday, Muschamp spoke up as well.

"I have not been contacted by anybody at Alabama regarding a coaching position on their football staff," Muschamp said. "I have no interest in coaching at Alabama. My family loves living in Baton Rouge and I really enjoy working with coach Saban here at LSU. We're building something special here and I plan on being a part of that."

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