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Josh Holliday, Rob Walton reportedly staying put at OSU

Holliday was reportedly a top candidate for the Texas job.

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After a miraculous run through the postseason and into Omaha, OSU’s season ended at the hands of Arizona. OSU was one of the four teams left standing in Omaha. That was enough to peak Texas’ interest in Josh Holliday.

Augie Garrido recently “retired” after 19 years as the Texas Longhorns baseball coach. In that time, Garrido won two championships with Texas. They’ve struggled lately, however. Texas had their first losing season since 1998, and did not qualify for the NCAA Tournament this year, making it three out of the last five years they have not qualified.

Josh Holliday was reportedly on Texas’ short list (though Texas fans will have you believe otherwise). Holliday, in his 4th season at OSU, has completely revamped OSU baseball, and it seems that tie is too strong to break for the Texas job. According to Ryan Autullo of the Austin American Statesman, Holliday did not show mutual interest in the job.

Rob Walton was a candidate for the Missouri job as well. Walton left a head coaching position at Oral Roberts to join Holliday’s staff in June 2012. It appears that Walton will be staying put at OSU, according to Autullo.

It appears, at least for the time being, that Holliday and Walton will be staying put. That’s great news for a budding program that just went into the second weekend in Omaha.