Kennedy says he's staying at Ole Miss - - Jackson, MS

Kennedy says he's staying at Ole Miss

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy has released a statement through the university saying he's had "no discussions" about the open head coaching position at Alabama-Birmingham.

Kennedy has been the Rebels' coach for six seasons, averaging more than 20 wins per season. Ole Miss has not advanced to the NCAA tournament during his tenure, and hasn't been to the postseason showcase since 2002.

Kennedy played at Alabama-Birmingham from 1988 to 1991 under coach Gene Bartow. The Blazers recently fired head coach Mike Davis.

Ole Miss chancellor Dr. Dan Jones said in the release that new athletic director Ross Bjork and Kennedy have "had great discussions" over the past few days and that both sides want Kennedy to stay with the Rebels.

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