Morrison is expected to cite personal reasons for his decision to leave but it is speculated that the strong number of candidates applying for the opening had something to do with the decision.
Five preliminary candidates remain, and they include the following:
- Bob Burton (Assistant Coach, Fresno St. / Long-time Head Coach at West Valley Community College).
- Sidney Green (Head Coach, Florida Atlantic University / Former All-American at UNLV).
- Tom Green (Head Coach, Fairleigh Dickinson University / Former Player at Syracuse).
- Rod Jensen (Assistant Coach, University of Virginia / Former Head Coach at Boise State).
- Jim Saia (Former Assistant Coach, UCLA, Fresno State, Indiana State, Cal / Former Head Coach at Columbia College (JC).