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Another coach says ‘thanks, no thanks’ to Tech

At the end of a story about Arizona offensive coordinator Sonny Dykes expressing an interest in the Texas Tech opening, another head coach has preemptively and politely said he was not interested in the position.

SMU head coach June Jones told the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal via an emailed statement that he’s happy with his current job and has no intention of leaving. And Jones also revealed that he was recently given an updated contract, likely in appreciation for the Mustangs’ first bowl win in 147 years.

“Coming off our best season in 25 years and our win in the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl, I can tell you that I am fully committed to SMU,” Jones said. “I recently accepted a contract extension and am looking forward to continuing to rebuild this program.”

Last week, Baylor head coach Art Briles issued a statement expressing his commitment to the Bears football program after being rumored as the front runner for the Red Raiders job.