Arizona athletic director Greg Byrne says he won’t talk about the search for a head football coach until he is ready to make an announcement. In the meantime, everyone else will be speculating.
“In today’s world of instant information, a lot of times there is information that is inaccurate that gets out there. Sometimes, it’s accurate,” Byrne said.
“I want you to know that unless you’re hearing from us, and you’re hearing from me, that will be the only accurate information you can count on.”
Byrne, at the news conference Monday night to announce the dismissal of coach Mike Stoops, didn’t describe his ideal candidate. He didn’t say the new guy had to have head coaching experience, or had to be from the West, or had to be offensive-minded, for example.
At this point, Arizona is a moderately attractive job, certainly better than when Stoops was hired after the 2003 season.