Maty Mauk remains a student at the University of Missouri and has no plans to transfer before next season, his father said Friday.

According to David Morrison of the Columbia Tribune, Mike Mauk, a high school football coach, passed along details about his son’s future.

Mauk is 17-5 as a starter at Missouri and played a key role in back-to-back SEC East titles. But a volatile 2015 season included an indefinite suspension that lasted one month, followed by another indefinite suspension.

Rumors swirled about Mauk’s off-field behavior. Reports backed that general idea, but did not provide many details.

Mike Mauk has been going through a public bout with cancer.

It will be interesting to see how coach Barry Odom handles the Mauk case. Drew Lock started the remainder of the season as a true freshman. If both players are on the roster during spring practice, new offensive coordinator Josh Heupel could have a serious quarterback competition to sift through.

The report that Mauk intends to remain enrolled at Missouri does not mean that he’s back on the team. But most assumed that Mauk immediately would transfer elsewhere, and that doesn’t seem to be the case.