Oregon State football coach Mike Riley laughed about answering a string of questions from reporters after Friday's practice about him interviewing for the Wisconsin job.
He has no interest in the job and has not been interviewed. Listen to more about what he said in the video below. Here's my full story on that here.
Rumors started when CBSSports.com reported on Thursday night that Riley was going to interview. After reading Tweets by media that cover OSU saying it was inaccurate, the reporter backed off the next day.
"I'm not looking for an offer," Riley said. "My intentions is staying at Oregon State. That's what I'm going to do. I'm going to make this the best I can. We've made some strides this year. We'll see what we can do, trying to win this bowl game."
More on this will be in Saturday's GT. Yes, there will be a story about a non-news story because of the false report.
This is an example of the evils of the Internet. When I grew up studying journalism, you didn't run a story with "sources said." And if you did, you better be ready to defend it in court.
That philosophy has gone away in this instant information society. So we have a fan base worrying all night and a coach who had to tell his employer he's not leaving yet again.