LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – Louisville Cardinals head baseball coach Dan McDonnell characterized his talks with Mississippi State as serious, but he said Thursday that U of L will be his home for a 13th season.

“Anytime an athletic director enquires about you, it’s serious. As a college baseball coach, you’re intrigued by what’s going on across the country,” McDonnell said. “At some point as a coach, you ask yourself ‘when are they really going to know you just happy at your school?’ when you’re at a great school and you’re not looking to go anywhere else. “

McDonnell seems to have answered that question with his decision to stay. McDonnell’s contract runs through 2026. Louisville Athletics Director Vince Tyra acknowledged a restructuring of the coach’s $1 million per year deal.

“We certainly know that compensation has changed dramatically in baseball, “Tyra said. “I’m aware of where we can go and what I think I believe our opportunities are inside of our own budget.”

The University of Louisville Athletic Association board is scheduled to meet June 12th, where details of a new contract could be discussed.

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