Charlotte withdraws offer to JMU’s Mike Houston

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James Madison head coach Mike Houston talks on his radio during the first half an NCAA college football game against North Carolina State in Raleigh, N.C., Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

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(WAVY) — It’s been a quite a week for James Madison football coach Mike Houston.

On Wednesday, Houston revealed that he had been offered the head coaching position at UNC-Charlotte and admitted that had interest in the job.

One day later, East Carolina fired its coach, Scottie Montgomery. ECU then reportedly turned its attention to Houston as Montgomery’s replacement.

Today, Charlotte Athletic Director Mike Hill officially withdrew its offer to Houston, saying in a statement:

“This morning we withdrew a contract offer that had been negotiated in good faith with Coach Houston and his representatives. This was based on the fact that last evening, Coach Houston informed us that he had interest in exploring other head coaching opportunities, while remaining under consideration here.”

All signs now point to Houston taking over the position at ECU, while JMU will more than likely be looking for its third head coach in four years.

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