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USM officials deny rumors about new athletics director

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HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

Officials with The University of Southern Mississippi are denying rumors that a selection has been made in the search for a new athletics director.

Some websites and social media sources are claiming Damon Evans, formerly an athletic director with the University of Georgia, is a candidate for the vacant position.

Chief Communications Officer Jim Coll said on Thursday that Evans "has not expressed an interest in this job" and "Dr. Bennett has not contacted Evans about the position."

Coll went on to say that Bennett does not foresee a scenario in which Evans would be considered for the position.

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