Most of the talk yesterday in the coaching profession centered around Florida, Michigan, UAB and recruiting.
Last night I began to reach out to some connections in the profession about where Nebraska looks for their next head coach. I reached out to a number of sources who I felt might be involved themselves or would likely have heard who has a real shot.
Since last night I have spoken with a number of connections and the feeling in the profession is that Nebraska athletic director Shawn Eichorst seems to have a very short list – perhaps with only one name on it. Sources have told me he isn’t taking calls from coaches trying to get themselves involved. He doesn’t appear to be building a list. He sounds like he is locked in.
This one sounds like it is coming and it is coming soon. As always, we’ll keep you posted as things happen on The Scoop.
3:40 Update> Chris Low of ESPN spoke with Bret Bielema who says he plans to remain at Arkansas.
1:30 Update> Per sources, Nebraska is targeting Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema and is in serious talks with him. Eichorst and Bielema has an extensive relationship from their time at Wisconsin (Eichorst served as Wisconsin’s senior associate AD, executive associate AD and, finally, deputy AD from 2006-11) and from what we hear this got serious quick. More to come…
Bret’s buyout clause (in short, $2.5M today, $2M come January):