For Chad Morris, it sounds as if his season on the carousel is done.
Most of the plum jobs have been plucked, and the one that looked to have his name on it went to a man well-footed in Texas football and with an better inside track to the Texas Tech job.
Morris listened, because that's what aspiring head coaches do.
During the process, Morris has talked with his players, keeping them abreast of the news as he's interviewed for head coaching positions.
And he's juggled his own hectic week while still doing his job in preparing the Tigers for their Chick-fil-A Bowl date with seventh-ranked LSU.
Morris won't be available to the media until after practice on Saturday, but he did comment on his situation on Thursday in a video interview with Clemson's official website.
He called the interest of other schools "an honor."
"It says a lot about our program, and it says a lot about Coach Swinney and what he is building here and the success we have had," Morris said. "As anyone does in their profession, if someone calls and you have aspirations to move up or be a head coach one day, which I do eventually, when that time is right, you listen.
"I know there was so much speculation that I interviewed several places when I didn’t. When people call and talk on the phone and ask what my interest level is you listen and talk to people. And you can’t fault someone for doing that, especially when it just shares with what special we have going on here."
Morris said he and his family are "extremely happy here."
"We love Clemson," he said. "My wife, Paula, MacKenzie, and Chandler we absolutely love Clemson. We know it would take a very special, unique situation to ever get us out of here because of the commitment level they have made.
"But you have to listen, and I did that. It wasn’t the right time, and it wasn’t the right fit. Again, we are happy to be where we are."
Morris signed a new contract last year that made him the nation's highest-paid assistant coach, and which virtually precludes him leaving to take another coordinator's position, while leaving the door open for him to pursue head coaching jobs.
Morris' immediate task ahead is to help the Tigers shore up their recruiting for the 2013 stretch run, and prepare his offense for a breakthrough performance against of the of the nation's best defense.