Monday, December 8, 2008

Hoke hoax?

ESPN's Joe Schad reported yesterday on air that Brady Hoke would interview for Auburn's vacant head coach job.
That report never surfaced on (red flag #1). The (Muncie, Ind.) StarPress BSU beat reporter, Doug Zaleski, reported that Hoke will not interview for the job. (Red flag #2).
I called and wrote BSU athletics director Thomas Collins. Joe Hernandez, one of the associate ADs, responded with this e-mail:
"Ball State does not comment on personnel matters of its coaches or other athletic department personnel."

I know coaches lie in the profession, but what harm would it do Hoke if he interviewed for this job? It seems like he would want the publicity.
I think, for the time being, we can chalk this one up to premature reporting on Schad's part.
That's not to say it won't happen, just to say there have been no further reports to indicate that it will.

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