Let’s just say The Powers That Be think little of this publication based on the rumors.
There are three rumored Head Coaching candidates favored by The Powers That Be.
- Thad Matta – Former Ohio State Head Coach and current retiree.
- Jeff Capel – Former VCU and Oklahoma Head Coach and current Duke Assistant Coach
- Earl Grant – Current Head Coach at College of Charleston
The other rumor is that Mark Fox has already been notified of his release and the staff has been notified. The team will play on through the SEC Tournament with the current staff and if the team qualifies for the NIT, it is currently unknown how this postseason appearance will work in this scenario.
Jonas Hayes‘ future at Georgia is presently unknown. He could be a Head Coach candidate at Western Carolina, which is where he and his brother Jarvis attended before transferring over to Georgia.
Philip Pearson may end up being a Head Coach next season himself. Keep an eye on Southern Mississippi and South Alabama. Maine boosters have interest in hiring Philip Pearson, but is it mutual? Likely not. They just decided to hire Richard Barron.
Mark Fox will likely be a Head Coach somewhere else. Do not be surprised if he lands at Colorado State, Washington State or San Diego. David Carter may come in tow. If there is ever going to be a reunion of the former Nevada staff (Fox, Trent Johnson, David Carter), there’s no stronger possibility than it happening this offseason.
Does Radford Head Coach Mike Jones emerge as a last-second candidate for Georgia? He was the best recruiter for Georgia in the post-Durham era.
Did you notice Bucknell’s Nathan Davis when perusing through list of Head Coaches in this article? The new Athletic Director at Richmond is John Hardt (former long time Athletic Director at Bucknell) and Chris Mooney has had a rough time at Richmond lately. A change could be coming at Richmond and the replacement will likely be Davis.
Kevin Willard tried to jump for South Florida last season and they were not willing to pay him what he was looking for and they ended up getting Brian Gregory. The Willard-Seton Hall relationship is fraying even though the Pirates are going to the NCAA Tournament for a third straight season after being in the relative wilderness and serving as a laughingstock. Seton Hall is the #3 seed in the Big East Tournament and are in position to be a dangerous #7 seed right now. Willard could be looking to go to Pittsburgh or Louisville. Danny Hurley would definitely not be going to UConn in this scenario, he’s coming back home.
Of course, with many rumors…. they may not necessarily be true!