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|When asked about the Ohio State opening, Tigers coach Gary Pinkel said he isn't looking to leave Missouri.|
"There's 5,000 names probably up for that. I grew up in Ohio and I have great respect for Jim Tressel, too. It's very unfortunate what happened and how everything came down. I'm the head football coach at the University of Missouri and I'm committed to trying to continue to build the program and make it better and better. And that's what I intend to do."
Then, Pinkel was asked If Ohio State came offering,
"I would suggest that that's what I would say," Pinkel said.