Kansas denies offering coaching job

Athletic director Lew Perkins says he has not offered the vacant

Kansas coaching job amid reports that the school is negotiating

with Stanford coach Jim Harbaugh.

Perkins has been interviewing candidates to replace Mark

Mangino, who resigned under pressure after an investigation into

his treatment of players. Perkins is known to have talked to

Buffalo coach Turner Gill and Mississippi coach Houston Nutt.

Perkins issued a statement Friday insisting he would not comment

on unsubstantiated reports. He added, “Having said that, I will

reiterate at this time that the process is ongoing. We have not

offered the head coaching position to anyone.”

A school spokesman declined to say whether Perkins was

negotiating with any candidates.