Alabama athletics director Greg Byrne said Thursday that he “was not considering other jobs,” including the vacant position at Nebraska.
The Tuscaloosa News contacted Byrne after his name was mentioned as a possible candidate by Huskers Illustrated, a prominent Nebraska-related web site. Byrne’s name has also been mentioned speculatively on Nebraska sports talk radio.
“I have a lot of respect for Nebraska,” Byrne said when asked if he had been approached or would consider overtures from the Cornhuskers. “But Regina (Byrne) and I are thrilled to be at Alabama and are not considering other jobs.”
Byrne took over the Alabama job in March, replacing the retiring Bill Battle. He had previously served as athletics director at Mississippi State and, most recently, at Arizona. In August, Byrne was ranked as one of the top three ADs in the NCAA in a poll conducted by Sports Illustrated.