Thursday, January 14, 2010
As the Bulls turn
By Brian Bennett
The South Florida/Jim Leavitt soap opera continues.
Today, the attorney for walk-on Joel Miller -- whose original accusation that Leavitt slapped him at halftime of the Nov. 21 Louisville game led to the coach's dismissal -- will hold a news conference. About what, we're not quite sure. Miller's family could be pursuing a civil action against Leavitt or the school.
Meanwhile, Leavitt had his post-termination hearing on Wednesday in which he pleaded to get his job back. In the least shocking development ever, South Florida has not reinstated him.
And what about the coaching search? It still looks like East Carolina's Skip Holtz is the front-runner. Greg Auman reports in the St. Petersburg Times that the Bulls have interviewed Doug Williams, the former Super Bowl winning quarterback and ex-Grambling coach.
Another interesting name to watch may be Miami offensive coordinator Mark Whipple. He was the Philadelphia Eagles' playcaller before going to the Hurricanes and was head coach at UMass before that.