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Matt Russell not interested in Colorado A.D. job

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The University of Colorado may want Broncos director of player personnel Matt Russell to become the Buffaloes A.D., but Russell doesn’t want the job.

Contrary to a report from the Denver Post, which cited an unnamed source in support of the notion that Russell is interested in the job, a source with knowledge of Russell’s thinking tells PFT that Russell has no interest in the job.

The Broncos have issued a statement indicating that, indeed, Russell is not interested.

While Russell is very loyal to his alma mater, he has no desire to leave the Broncos.  If, as many believe, executive V.P. of football operations John Elway eventually secures full or partial ownership of the franchise, Russell would be the leading candidate to become the team’s General Manager.

Some have suggested that Russell could be nudged out by former Eagles and Browns G.M. Tom Heckert.  However, Heckert wasn’t brought in by someone else with a plan to replace Russell with Heckert; Russell hired Heckert, who hired Russell at one point in Philadelphia.

That’s very good news for anyone who hopes to see Russell, a former college and NFL player, get blown up by left tackles during Pro Day workouts.

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4 Responses to “Matt Russell not interested in Colorado A.D. job”
  1. securb2013 says: May 29, 2013 11:10 PM

    Jamarcus Russell will take the job for half the money and a Pap Johns coupon.

  2. buckybadger says: May 30, 2013 12:46 AM

    I am not sure I would take this job. I live in Denver and CU is a mess. Their facilities make my H.S. look like Bama and I came from a small WI town. Somehow their basketball coach is getting the recruits but the football program is a complete mess and the university refuses to put any money into it. Sad because it was once a pretty good program.

  3. jcmeyer10 says: May 30, 2013 9:23 AM

    It was a long shot anyway. My Buffs are down and out in football and any incoming AD would have to do more with less.

    I wear Buffs colored glasses and completely understand.

  4. tigerboye says: May 30, 2013 9:38 PM

    from that angle in that picture Matt Russell looks like a buffalo – lol

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