In response to our item from earlier this morning regarding his presence on Sunday and Monday at the USF campus, former Bucs and Colts coach Tony Dungy called to explain that he’s not a candidate to succeed Jim Leavitt. (We suppose we should call it an “exclusive interview!“)
Coach Dungy explained that he met with the USF athletic director to discuss the search and to recommend some candidates, and that he met with the team on Monday because the players currently are going through a difficult time, given the abrupt departure of the man who lead the program for 14 years.
So ESPN can now remove from the infinite SportsCenter loop the semi-breathless suggestion that Dungy might be interested in the USF job. He isn’t.