Thursday, December 11, 2008

On The Hunt: Head Coaching Edition ep. 3

Yet another new name has surfaced.
According to ESPN's Joe Schad, Auburn has interviewed or will interview TCU coach Gary Patterson today.
Patterson seemed like a probable candidate when this began last week, but his name hadn't surfaced since Tommy Tuberville resigned.
Also of note: reports suggest that ECU coach Skip Holtz will decline the vacant head-coaching position. That's important because Buffalo coach Turner Gill is believed to be another of the finalists.
No word yet on whether or not Holtz is a candidate at Auburn, but if Gill is offered the job, Auburn would have to quickly decide whether or not it wants him. A source close to Gill said Auburn has not contacted Gill since the interview, making the UB coach question whether or not the University is interested in him.
It's again worth mentioning, sources are telling me this will be a big weekend for Jimbo Fisher. If Fisher isn't in the mix by the end of the weekend, he likely is not a serious candidate.
One source tells me that Auburn wants this process wrapped up within the next 10 days.
That's fine by this reporter, who would very much like to spend Christmas (just 14 days away) with family.

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