Texas athletic director Mike Perrin speaks to reporters after the first day of the Big 12 sports conference meeting in Irving, Texas, Wednesday, June 1, 2016. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

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Source: Texas target Kevin O’Sullivan will stay at Florida

Posted June 10th, 2016

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Florida baseball coach Kevin O’Sullivan will stay in Gainesville and not come to Texas, a source tells the American-Statesman.

O’Sullivan, 47, who has the nation’s top-seeded team in this year’s postseason, was thought to be Texas’ top target.

In response to Texas showing interest in his coach, Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley gave O’Sullivan a pay increase and promised facility upgrades, the source said.

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D1Baseball was first to report on Sullivan’s staying put.

O’Sullivan is now the third premier coach in college baseball to receive a pay bump since Texas parted ways with Augie Garrido on Memorial Day. Louisville locked up Dan McDonnell for $1 million per season, which is believed to be the same deal Jim Schlossnagle agreed upon to stay at TCU.

Texas could now turn to Vanderbilt’s Tim Corbin, but the feeling is Corbin believes he has the best job in all of baseball and will not leave Nashville.

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