Coaching search evaluations

The Nebraska basketball coaching search hits day three and with the announcement of the NCAA Tournament teams, here are some locations Nebraska athletic director Tom Osborne and executive associate athletic director Marc Boehm should consider checking out.

Lincoln, NE - It's a day many bosses fear. Employees across the country are filling out NCAA Tournament brackets, wasting valuable time at work researching possible Cinderella's.

For Nebraska athletic director Tom Osborne and executive associate athletic director Marc Boehm, today is a day where they can decide if they want to head to any regional sites to evaluate coaches.

Possible Destinations:

Portland: Shaka Smart's VCU takes on Gregg Marshall's Wichita State. Both names have been thrown around for the opening, but Big Red Report doesn't really consider either name to be a likely final candidate. Smart will want too much money and it's likely Marshall heads to South Carolina.

Louisville: Colorado State's Tim Miles, a South Dakota native, will watch his team take on 30-1 Murray State in the No. 6/11 match-up. The 45-year old Miles has taken a program who won seven games in his first year, to five years later a 20 win season and a NCAA Tournament appearance.

Nashville: No name might be hotter with Husker fans right now than Ohio's John Groce. His up-tempo style would be a refreshing change and he's shown the ability to build a program – something desired in the next head coach according to the Nebraska administration. Groce's first squad went 15-17 four years ago. This year, they went 27-7 and earned a No. 13 seed. The Bobcats will play fellow Big Ten foe Michigan in the first round.

Albuquerque: If Harvard's Tommy Amaker is a strong candidate as believed, a trip to New Mexico could be in order to watch his Crimson take on Vanderbilt in the No. 5/12 match-up. Harvard went 26-4 this year and 12-2 in the Ivy League.

Pittsburgh: Nothing concrete says former Iowa State and current Southern Miss head coach Larry Eustachy is a candidate for the Nebraska job, but his Golden Eagles take on Kansas State in the No. 8/9 match-up in the East Regional.

Josh Harvey has covered college football and recruiting for Fox Sports & since 2008. He is now the Publisher of Big Red Report, covering Nebraska athletics.
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