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Tom Jurich: "I want to stay here as long as everybody will have me"

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We tried to tell you all last week that there was nothing to be worried about here, but just in case you needed to hear it from the man himself ....

Wednesday evening he was in attendance at the WISH Awards, hosted by WAVE 3 News reporter Connie Leonard, and he told Sports Director Kent Taylor that he's happy right here in Louisville.

"I've always said the grass is extremely green in Louisville, Kentucky, and I mean that, because I've seen a lot of my colleagues around the country in my position go take other jobs that's supposed to be bigger, better, and they're not," he said. "I think I have the best job in college sports, and I want to stay here as long as everybody will have me."

I'm always grateful for the small period of time between when Tom Jurich is rumored to be a candidate for another job and when he publicly shoots those rumors down, because it gives me a slight glimpse into the dark, desolate, Bompy-filled existence that would be U of L without Tom Jurich, and gives me a better appreciation of the place we're currently in.

Stay forever.