SMU athletic director Steve Orsini will not be leaving for Notre Dame or any other job in the near future.
The school announced late Friday afternoon that Orsini will continue in his current post.
Orsini, who came to SMU in June 2006, has been mentioned as one of the leading candidates to replace Kevin White as Notre Dame’s athletic director.
“I am pleased to announce that Steve Orsini will remain at SMU as director of athletics,” school president Dr. R. Gerald Turner said in a statement released by the school. “I met with Steve [Friday] and reiterated my desire for him to stay. I am delighted that he has decided to continue to lead our athletic programs.”