Austin American-Statesman is reporting. The Statesman printed the original story, as well as the later clarification, on its website Wednesday evening. McCrary would "neither confirm nor deny" the original story when an Inside Texas source spoke with him Wednesday night."> Austin American-Statesman is reporting. The Statesman printed the original story, as well as the later clarification, on its website Wednesday evening. McCrary would "neither confirm nor deny" the original story when an Inside Texas source spoke with him Wednesday night.">

McCrary Denies Report That He Will Resign

Texas defensive ends coach <B>Hardee McCrary </B>called a report "premature" that he planned to resign and take a high school coaching job, the <I>Austin American-Statesman</I> is reporting. The Statesman printed the original story, as well as the later clarification, on its website Wednesday evening. McCrary would "neither confirm nor deny" the original story when an <I>Inside Texas </I>source spoke with him Wednesday night.

This story comes just one day following the resignation of defensive coordinator Carl Reese. Reese told reporters that the decision to step aside after six years at Texas was strictly his own, and that a coaching change would be best for himself as well as for the program.

McCrary, who also serves as Recruiting Coordinator, came to Texas from Rice in 1998 where he was the Owls' defensive coordinator and secondary coach. The 2003 season marked his 24th year as a collegiate coach.

More on this situation in this week's Inside Scoop, scheduled for release on Friday morning.


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