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4:45 pm
Thu February 21, 2013

U of L's Jurich: Hurtt Will Remain On The Job While Answering NCAA Charges

University of Louisville athletic director Tom Jurich says there will be no change in status for assistant football coach Clint Hurtt while he responds to allegations that he broke NCAA rules in his previous job.

Hurtt received a notice of allegations from the NCAA yesterday and has 90 days to respond.  

The NCAA has been investigating claims that University of Miami recruits were given improper benefits.      Clint Hurtt was a Miami football assistant from 2007 to 2009.

Hurtt has been on the U of L football staff for three years.  The Cardinal program is not part of the investigation.     Athletic director Tom Jurich says Hurtt will continue his duties as recruiting coordinator and defensive line coach while the process plays out. 

"I’ve said all along, since it did not happen at the University of Louisville, Clint is due his due process, and I think that’s the only fair thing we can do as a university.    Clint’s side of the story is much different than the allegations are, so I think we wait the 90 days to see how it unfolds then," Jurich said today.

Details of the NCAA report have not been made public, but a source close to the probe says Hurtt is one of three people charged with unethical conduct for allegedly misleading investigators.