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Clint Hurtt to stay at Louisville

ESPN.com's national recruiter of the year is staying put at Louisville.

Reports surfaced on Wednesday that Clint Hurtt was interviewing for the vacant defensive line position at Auburn. But Hurtt will be back with the Cardinals for 2011.

Louisville head coach Charlie Strong announced it on his official Twitter feed Thursday, saying: "Big news!! The big hurtt is staying with the cardinals."

It's not known yet whether Hurtt was offered the job at Auburn. Minnesota assistant Tim Cross was also considered a leading candidate.

Strong has managed to keep his staff intact except for the loss of quarterbacks coach Mike Groh, who went to Alabama. If the Cardinals continue to have success, then guys such as Hurtt, defensive coordinator Vance Bedford and even Strong himself will be in high demand.