On Thursday evening multiple reports -- nearly simultaneously -- emerged out of Austin that Tulsa co-offensive coordinator Sterlin Gilbert had not only been offered the offensive coordinator job at Texas, but had accepted it.
I reached out to a source to confirm the news and was told the reports were inaccurate. Scott reached out to another source close to the situation and was told the same. We reported as such.
As reports continued to leak out of Austin throughout the night Thursday -- even reaching ESPN's BottomLine -- saying, yes, Gilbert to Texas was official and would be announced Friday, we continued to reach out to sources and were told repeatedly there was no actionable offer on the table and, thus, no there could be no agreement.
On Friday morning I was again told nothing had changed.
Early Friday afternoon multiple reports out of Austin and Tulsa emerged that Gilbert had declined an offer from Texas. Scott and I again reached out to sources and confirmed Gilbert would remain in Tulsa.
We are told Texas did have advanced discussions with Gilbert today but, despite what was reported Thursday evening, clearly there was never an agreement in the first place.
One final interesting note: sources tell us Texas was interested not just in Gilbert, but in co-offensive coordinator/offensive line coach Matt Maddox as well.
As always, stay tuned to The Scoop for the latest.