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Cristobal getting fired was a poor decision, but rumors are that he burnt some bridges with his heavy flirting with the Pitt job last year.
Gundy has been offered the job. If he declines, Strong will be offered the job and reports are he would consider the position but is unsure. With Gundy, I'm shocked to find out he's seriously contemplating the offer. The big issue it turns out is that he and the AD tend to butt heads a lot.
Willie Taggert will interview with Wisconsin today, and Alvarez has requested to talk to Jacksonville DC Mel Tucker about the position. Tucker played for Alvarez at Wisconsin and was a great recruiter for Ohio State from 2001 to 2004. The fear there is Tucker could leave for the pros.
Wisconsin DOES want Paul Chryst, and on the surface it seems like he'd jump at the job; grew up in Madison, played for the Badgers, coached there, but he released a statement saying he's committed to Pit
Chuck Martin, Notre Dame's OC, is the favorite to become Western Michigan Head Coach. Martin was a great coach at Grand Valley State (D2 school in Michigan)
Kent State Head Coach Darrell Hazell officially hired at Purdue. Good hire there.
I will say this, in the past 2 years, I've seen more teams actually make good decisions on who to hire than in previous years.