Syracuse assistant coach Mike Hopkins has been rumored to be heavily involved in the Boston College head coaching search. In fact, reports were that he interviewed over the weekend and was one of their top candidates. On Tuesday, that changed.
ESPN's Jeff Goodman reported that Hopkins was no longer a candidate for the Eagles gig, and CuseNation.com was able to confirm with a source that he is staying at Syracuse.
The only caveat would be the head coach opening at California, in the wake of Mike Montgomery's retirement. However, Scout.com sources indicate Hopkins is not a name being discussed by the Bears as of right now.
These developments come as very good news for Syracuse, as Hopkins is one of the best recruiters in the country. He has helped the Orange enjoy arguably their best recruiting decade in program history.
Hopkins staying on the staff will help solidify 2015 commitments Malachi Richardson and Tyler Lydon, as well as stay heavily involved with other elite targets Moustapha Diagne and Thomas Bryant.