Anthony Grant to USF? (UPDATED)

Kevin C. Cox


That's what I get for having a life on the weekends, I miss "breaking news" and the site suffers. Anyways, Orlando Antigua (assistant at UK) just took the job so we can all carry on with our lives as usual.


Just saw this come across my twitter time line and felt like I should share it with the site (even if it's a couple days old).

My dad always told me it's easier to find a job, when you have job. So maybe this is what Coach Grant is thinking. Now, after a quick google search I could only find one other report on this and certainly nothing from USF or 'Bama.

USF coaching search shifts focus again

Why Grant? He’s from Miami. He has successfully recruited the state of Florida. And with the pressure on at Alabama, the timing might be right for a challenge such as USF. Undoubtedly, though, he would need to accept a pay cut.

Alright, if Grant has seen the hand writing on the wall and felt it was best he leave on his own, I could see this being a possibility. Though, it would really come down to how much of a pay cut Grant would receive and the expectations being placed on his success next season. So, stay and succeed or fail and be left jobless without very many viable prospects..

Not a very good position to be in for Coach Grant (outside of already having a job that pays millions)

Also from the Tampa Tribune article it looks like UNLV's Dave Rice was maybe offered the job but maybe has already turned it down?? Maybe?

UNLV's Dave Rice was removed Saturday as a candidate on USF's list, according to a source close to the USF coaching search.

Rice spoke with USF athletic director Mark Harlan at an undisclosed location, but never received an offer or specifics on a potential contract, the source said. Rice returned to Las Vegas on Friday, where it was reported he had received a USF offer, causing UNLV officials to huddle and discuss how they could keep their coach.

By the time UNLV announced a two-year contract extension for Rice on Saturday night, by the time it looked like a successfully executed leverage move, Harlan already had long turned his attention to other candidates.

But then it later says..

UNLV athletic director Tina Kunzer-Murphy took a proactive approach.

"Dave does have a solid offer from South Florida and it's a good offer,'' Kunzer-Murphy told the Review-Journal. "We want to keep him. There is a real push to try and keep him here. We talked about what he wanted to see here and we'll address it,'' Kunzer-Murphy said. "The president and I feel strongly about wanting to keep him.''

Sounds like no one really knows what's going on with the USF coaching search (outside of it being a complete mess) but at the very least our coach is in the running. So depending on how you view Coach Grant, this is either keep your fingers crossed or a hand wringing moment..

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