The coaching carousel is rotating but like DailyDoc said yesterday there are just not a lot of horses in the rotation. The same yesterday morning Kansas and Notre Dame were the only BCS jobs remaining but as soon as the sun was setting on the east Brian Kelly of Cincinnati was jockeying to Notre Dame. This may sound like good news to East Carolina fans given Skip Holtz’s connection to South Bend but that still means there are two BCS jobs remaining and Cincinnati and Kansas may have their eyes setting on the Pirate prospect.
Skip Holtz says he hasn’t spoken with any other schools about coaching jobs but that was almost a week ago. Yesterday I wasn’t aware of any noise but today, “Google Alert Created” and I’m afraid I know how this story ends. It goes something like this:
Skip arrives off the road to the eastern front with his friends Terry Holland, Todd Fitch and Greg Hudson. There they engage in frequent battles and endure the dangerous and often lifeless conditions of C-USA road battles. While fighting, winning and taking his comrades to bigger battles, he could only take them as far as the road to liberty would allow. After another victorious seasonal war he meets Lew Perkins; or is it Mike Thomas? I guess we’ll have to wait for the road back.
Anybody have a better ending?
Update: According to rivals.com Cinci has asked for permission to talk to Houston coach Kevin Sumlin.
Update #2[Brian]: There is some chatter on Twitter that Kansas is very interested in Skip Holtz. The AD at Kansas is Lew Perkins who hired Holtz at UConn in 1994.
Update #3 Holtz addresses rumors “When there is something to report, I’ll be the first to report it”
Update #4 Reported – Buffalo coach Turner Gill to coach at Kansas.
Update#5 Houston coach says no to Cincinnati. Non-BCS says no to BCS?? That’s got to be B C S…
Update#6 Hotlz a top candidate for Cincy “Athletic Director Mike Thomas is hoping to name a new head coach before the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 1″