Will He Stay, or Will He Go? The Domino Effect created by Louisville Head Coach Tom Collen's move yesterday to the University of Arkansas may have started the tiles tipping sooner than anyone thought. Tom Jurich, Louisville's Athletic Director, has announced that he "could have a new women's basketball coach next week." Jurich "said he has talked to two candidates to succeed Tom Collen." And while Jurich isn't naming names, today's Louisville Courier-Journal reports that "two names have surfaced" -- current Louisville Assistant Coach Tim Eatman and, yes, Maryland's own Jeff Walz.
According to Jurich,
I want somebody that's been around big-time women's basketball, because I think the game has grown so fast. It's very, very competitive, but it's grown at a very rapid pace, and I want to make sure that somebody that we have is a proven recruiter, has been around big programs, been on the national stage, been in the Top 25.
Well, that would certainly describe Jeff!!! And so the Jeff watch begins. . . . will he stay, or will he go?