Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Dickey, not Gillispie, in at Houston?

Sources tell CollegeCarousel that James Dickey, the former Texas Tech coach, could be in line to get the Houston job over former Kentucky coach Billy Gillispie.

Dickey, who has been out of coaching for several years, appears to have the inside track over Gillispie, which is surprising to most. However, sources told us that Gillisipie only had mild interest in Houston, and never had interest in return to his old stomping grounds at UTEP.

It looks like Gillispie will wait until next season for the right job.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Iowa will hire Siena's McCaffery

Iowa will hire Siena's McCaffery, sources tell CollegeCarousel.

Today, reports surfaced that St. John's was interested in Siena's Fran McCaffery. From the get-go, we felt Steve Lavin would be the John's first choice and that McCaffery would be a no-go.

As of 10:00pm tonight, we have heard word that Iowa plans to hire McCaffery to take the head coach job vacated after the firing of Todd Lickliter.

Expect official word from the university tomorrow.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Lavin and St. John's

CollegeCarousel is hearing that Steve Lavin and St. John's have more than a mutual interest in eachother. St. John's is expecting to interview Siena coach Fran McCaffery today, but sources close to both McCaffery and St. John's tell us that St. John's would rather have Lavin and that McCaffery isn't sure St. John's is actually the "place for him."

We would be surprised if any one other than Lavin ends up at St. John's. We do not expect McCaffery to get the job.