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Purdue Football Coaching Search: Butch Jones To Interview At Colorado, But Only After Purdue Hires Him?

The Butch Jones to Purdue scenario is not as cut and dry as we thought.

Jared Wickerham

Butch Jones has been offered by Purdue, but it appears that the Boilers aren't the only team after his services. Colorado, who is in a worse position than the Boilermakers, will interview the current Cincinnati head coach for their own vacant position:

The Colorado Buffaloes are casting a full net in looking for their next head coach to replace the recently fired Jon Embree. Cincinnati Bearcats head coach Butch Jones is expected to be interviewed by Colorado early next week, according to the Daily Camera's Kyle Ringo.

This moves back any announcement of him coming to Purdue for at least a few days, but allows Purdue more time to interview other candidates like Sonny Dyke, Darrell Hazell and (hopefully) Dave Doeren.

Meanwhile, if you do want to see potential coaching candidates face off tonight Hazell's Kent State team will play Doeren's Northern Illinois team in less than an hour on ESPN2.

Of course, it would be hard for him to interview at Colorado next week if he is announced as Purdue's coach on Sunday:

So we obviously have some conflicting reports. Again, I don't expect anything at all until Sunday at the earliest because of Cincy's game tomorrow.