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Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Davis: No interest whatsoever in Tennessee job

By ESPN.com staff
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Chris Low

Amid reports in Knoxville that Butch Davis was Tennessee's top choice to replace Phillip Fulmer, the second-year North Carolina coach did his best Wednesday on the ACC teleconference to squash that talk once and for all.

"I have absolutely no interest whatsoever in the University of Tennessee job," Davis said. "It's a great job, but I have no interest in it. Like I've said for the last couple of weeks, I love being here. My family loves being at Carolina. We're building it with the administration. We're doing everything we can every single day to build a championship football program here."

Davis, who makes $2.6 million and is positioned to go closer to $3 million, if not above, after this season, also said that Tennessee, as far as he knows, has not contacted his agent.

Among those coaches on the Vols' list are (alphabetically): Minnesota coach Tim Brewster, Cincinnati coach Brian Kelly, former Oakland Raiders coach Lane Kiffin, Texas Tech coach Mike Leach and Texas defensive coordinator Will Muschamp.