Harbaugh says he won't take Kansas job

Stanford football coach Jim Harbaugh told the Associated Press that he will not take the Kansas coaching job.

"Though the rumor mill has been running full gear, my resolve and future proudly remains as head coach at Stanford University," Harbaugh said in a statement Saturday. "The reports of the last 24 hours are untrue, though I respect the University of Kansas and athletic director Lew Perkins.

"I trust this puts an end to these rumors and reports, allowing the focus of fans and the media to shine a bright spotlight and Toby Gerhart today. I love Toby and our players and coaches at Stanford, and as Toby told reporters, I am a Stanford man."

The Eagle reported Friday that Harbaugh had talked with KU athletic director Lew Perkins and was Kansas' likely top choice as the successor to the resigned Mark Mangino.

Other media reports indicated a deal had been completed.