Lance Leipold has developed Kansas (7-2) into the nation’s No. 16 ranked program. The resurgence of the Jayhawks has led to swirling reports that Leipold has become a hot target on the head coaching circuit.

One rumor that circulated was Michigan State interviewing Leipold for the head coaching vacancy that came open due to the firing of Mel Tucker. Harlon Barnett is currently the interim head coach for the Spartans.

However, during a recent appearance on Hawk Talk, Leipold squashed any chatter about him leaving Kansas.

“This is the only interview [I’ve done today], and that’s the way it’s going to be,” Leipold said. ‘The one thing that happens during this time of year, is there’s a lot of speculation on things that are happening that are not accurate, as I’ve said for a long time, Travis Goff and Chancellor Girod have treated Kelly and I extremely well and our family.”

Leipold reiterated that he has no intention of departing for another position.

“It is our plan and expectation that we want to be here and this is going to be the last job we have,” Leipold said.

In his first season at Kansas, Leipold guided the Jayhawks to bowl eligibility and he’s done so again this season with an even better campaign.

The signature victory was Kansas’ 38-33 victory vs. then-No. 6 Oklahoma on Oct. 28. Kansas is currently tied with Oklahoma for third place in the Big 12.