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Long to Stay at Arkansas

Arkansas AD Jeff Long will remain at Arkansas after name surfaces in Texas AD job search
Arkansas AD Jeff Long's named surfaced as a possible candidate for the AD opening at Texas on Sunday.  Early Sunday evening Long tweeted out numerous tweets saying he will remain at Arkansas.

Here is what was in those tweets:

"Earlier today there were a number of media reports which I would like to address with you this evening. I'm proud to be a Vice Chancellor & the Director of Athletics at the UofA.  Further I'm not seeking a position of engaged in the search process of another University. Chancellor Gearhart is a tremendous leader and a man of high integrity; it is a privilege to work for him & with him. I have also great appreciation for the support of President Bobbitt & our Board of Trustees. Together we've made critically important decisions to advance my time w/ UofA & will have more in the future. I am excited to lead this program & an energized by the prospects of providing the student athletes & coaches, the facilities & resources they need to compete & excel at the @SEC & national levels. Thanks for your support of the Hogs #NeverYield."


Here is the official statement released from the U of A this evening:

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The following statement is from University of Arkansas Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Jeff Long:

“I do not comment on the searches of other Universities or on unsubstantiated rumors. I am proud to be a Vice Chancellor and the Director of Athletics at the University of Arkansas. Further, I am not seeking a position or engaged in the search process of another University.



We have a tremendous amount of work to do to move our entire program forward and with the support of Razorback fans we will succeed. I have an outstanding team of coaches and staff to work with and have a deep appreciation for their work with our student-athletes.



Chancellor Gearhart is a tremendous leader and a man of high integrity; it is a privilege to work for and with him. I have also great appreciation for the support of President Bobbitt and our Board of Trustees. Together we have made critically important decisions to advance our athletics program during my time with the University and we will have more important decisions in the future.



I am excited to lead this program and I am energized by the the prospects of providing the student-athletes and coaches the facilities and resources they need to compete and excel in the SEC and nationally.”

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