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Mike Norvell makes clear he is not leaving Memphis

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Mike Norvell made it clear on Monday that he is not leaving Memphis.

Norvell is in his third season at Memphis since taking over for Justin Fuente after the 2015 season. He has continued the success built by Fuente, going 26-13 with the Tigers.

The success of the Tigers has led to Norvell’s coaching staff being poached, with offensive coordinator Kenny Dillingham being hired by Auburn and defensive coordinator Chris Ball taking the head coaching job at Northern Arizona. Norvell tweeted on Monday that it was cool to see the entire country taking note of what they’ve built by hiring members of his staff.

In addition to his coordinators, Norvell’s name has come up for other jobs regularly. Last year he was linked to the Arkansas job, and this year he was mentioned for the Kansas State vacancy.

Norvell addressed those rumors via Twitter, saying he’s not leaving Memphis.

Norvell received a 5-year, $13 million contract extension last year. His tweet is probably reassuring to Memphis fans, especially after members of the coaching staff left to take other positions.

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