Getting warm on a Thursday
I have been making calls in a mostly futile effort to gather information about Auburn's football-related intentions. I'll say this: I believe the search will end next week. As far as the next coach's identity, I have no idea.
Since Ball State's Brady Hoke confirmed yesterday that he has spoken with Jay Jacobs, we can add him to the highly official HABOTN list of official candidates:
- Brady Hoke, Ball State head coach
- Derek Dooley, Louisiana Technical Institute head coach
- Turner Gill, U. Buffalo head coach
- Patrick Nix, U. Miami offensive coordinator (possibly by phone)
- Rodney Garner, U. Georgia assistant/recruiting coordinator
*We also have unconfirmed reports that Tulsa coach Todd Graham has interviewed with the Tigers. To this point, though, Tulsa officials have declined to address the situation. Graham was evasive when queried in Mobile on Wednesday.
*We also have an unconfirmed report from ESPN, citing unnamed sources, that says TCU's Gary Patterson will communicate with Auburn today.
CAMPFIRE POSTPONED: I was planning to run one. I think search-related issues have foiled us again. I'll keep you updated ...
THE OFFICIAL NALL STORY: In the unlikely event you haven't yeat read this valuable piece of prose, here is my story about Hugh Nall that appeared in Thursday's editions.
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