In short, here’s the latest on the Butch Jones situation: Absolutely nothing.
Indications seemed to have shifted from Jones possibly taking the Colorado head coaching job to him possibly staying at Cincinnati, where he’s coached for the last three seasons. But the truth is, Jones is, based on accounts from The Denver Post, Boulder Daily Camera and the Cincinnati Enquirer, completely and utterly undecided, at least as of early Wednesday morning.
Jones, according to the Enquirer‘s Bill Koch, returned to Cincinnati late on Monday night from his day visit to Boulder. Jones then met with his family and three children last night and still had not made up his mind as of late Tuesday.
Jones’ visit to Boulder, based on what sources told Mile High Sports’ Eric Goodman and Reed Marks, went “great” and he appeared to leave CU officials with the impression that he’d take the job.
But perhaps he got a sweet offer from Cincy to stay in the Queen City. Or perhaps there’s something else in the works.
Ringo is the only one who firmly suggests that the now-open Wisconsin job could be a “wild card”, as Ringo put it. With Bret Bielema leaving Wisconsin for Arkansas on Tuesday, the job in Madison is now open and Jones, a Midwest native, may be holding out to see what or if the Badgers have to offer.
Fresno State’s Tim DeRuyter may be CU athletic director Mike Bohn’s backup plan. But Bohn sure hopes he doesn’t have to turn to DeRuyter or anyone else.
And maybe, just maybe, Jones will make a decision and keep two athletic departments from holding their breaths, once and for all.