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Major Coach Comments On Rumored Interest In Louisville Job

A general view of Louisville's football stadium.

LOUISVILLE, KY - NOVEMBER 07: A general view of the stadium during the Louisville Cardinals game against the Syracuse Orange at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium on November 7, 2015 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Of the multiple head coaching vacancies in college football, Louisville is among the most intriguing - and is attracting some very strong candidates. Among them is Missouri HC Barry Odom, who responded to rumors of his interest in the job.

On Monday, Odom told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch via text message that he had "zero interest in Louisville.” The position opened up earlier this month when head coach Bobby Petrino was fired.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported on Sunday that there was mutual interest between Odom and Louisville.

Odom is coming off an eight-win season in his third year at the helm for Missouri. The Tigers finished the season on a four-game winning streak that included a road win over then-No. 13 Florida.

The Post-Dispatch noted that despite a solid last two seasons with Missouri, Odom is the lowest-paid coach in the SEC and the eighth lowest paid in all Power 5 schools.

Per the report, Odom is under contract through 2022.

Louisville finished the season with a 2-10 record, the fourth worst record in school history.