Coaching Search Still a Head Scratcher

ATHENS – Georgia's coaching search is one day closer to being complete.

But it is still unclear where Georgia is heading. Multiple schools contacted by Dawg Post either denied Georgia officially requesting contact with their head coach, or would not comment on the matter at all.

Xaiver Associate Athletic Director Tom Eiser did not comment on if Georgia has or has not spoken with that institution about the Bulldogs' vacancy.

"We do not comment on coaching searches," Eiser said.

Sean Miller agreed to a contract extension through the 2017-18 season last spring.

Oklahoma Associate Director Mike Houck also said his school has not comment on Georgia's coaching search.

"Our athletic department has a policy of not commenting on coaching searches," he said.

Jeff Capel, Oklahoma's current head coach, has been linked to the Georgia job since early March. A FoxSports.com report claimed that Georgia was prepared to offer Capel more than 2 million dollars a year to take the job.

Still, Capel said he is not interested in discussing coaching searches of other schools.

"My name has been mentioned [for another job] every year I've been a head coach, and I'm not getting into that. I can't do anything about who writes my name for certain things. I just concentrate on what I do," he told the Dallas Morning News today.

Florida State Associate Director Chuck Walsh said Georgia has not asked for permission to speak with Seminoles head coach Leonard Hamilton, who is in the midst of contact extension talks with the Tallahassee school. Hamilton's current contract ends on April 30, 2010 according to the Tallahassee Democrat.

Calls made to Missouri's athletic department were not immediately returned. Missouri head coach Mike Anderson has also been linked speculatively to the Georgia job. Still, the Kansas City Star has previously reported that Anderson and Missouri have been working on a contract extension worth $1.3 million per season.

Still, the immanent departure of Memphis head coach John Calipari to Kentucky could mean Memphis would try to lure Anderson to coach the other Tigers. But late today the Columbia Daily Tribune reported that Missouri had not been contacted by Memphis regarding Anderson.


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