UF's Mike Hill withdraws from AD search

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Mike Hill, Florida’s executive associate athletics director for external affairs, has removed his named from consideration for the athletic director’s job at Clemson.

Hill interviewed twice with Clemson officials but told them Friday he would remain at Florida.

"I decided it’s best for me to stay a Gator," Hill told GatorNation Saturday afternoon.

Clemson AD Terry Don Phillips has announced he will retire at or before the end of his contract, which expires at the end of July 2013.