Since Friday, the Georgia Tech coaching search has taken some serious curves as the pieces start falling into place.Here is what we can piece together.
1. Chris Mooney - We all breathed a sigh of relief when Richmond lost because Tech could finally interview the supposed #1 choice. Unfortunately, Richmond nullified any chances of us grabbing Mooney as they agreed to a ten-year extension Sunday afternoon with the coach. If an ACC school is outbid by an Atlantic-10 school, I would strongly recommend enhancing the "Atlanta experience" selling point.
2. Doug Wojcik (Tulsa) and Brian Gregory (Dayton) - Both have interviewed. For me, these two were both unexpected interviewees but their programs have put together respectable resumes. With Mooney's re-upping with the Spiders, I would expect these two individuals to shoot up the ladder.
3. Shaka Smart - As VCU continues to win, he fattens that potential paycheck. We should admit the truth and forget going after him.
4. Mark Price and Craig Neal Combination - All we know is that they supposedly interviewed
Are we experiencing what could be a worse case scenario for the basketball program? Paul Hewitt's buyout + huge renovations on the AMC = cash strapped budget for a new coach. I trust DRAD and his decision making. The opportunity is there for us to find a diamond in the rough. Only thing is, we may depend on it more than we initially thought.