Well, it is confirmed:
A source confirms to GoldandBlack.com that Butch Jones will not be taking the #Purdue job. He'll either go to Colorado or stay at Cincy.— GoldandBlack.com (@GoldandBlackcom) December 4, 2012
At least we can now move on, though these constant updates are starting to wear me down a bit. At least we can have a break the rest of today and focus on the fact that there is a basketball game tonight.
For giggles, here is how I would ranked the remaining candidates:
1. Darrell Hazell - I really like that his team was a bit more rounded in terms of having a good defense. yeah, scoring a ton of points is fun, but I'd like to finally be able to stop a team when necessary. I also like the fact that Kent State did nothing for 40 years before Hazell came along, then he comes within a double overtime game of taking a MAC program to a BCS bowl (because that happens if they beat NIU). This, my friends, is called intangibles.
2. Sonny Dykes - You want passing? Dykes is going to chuck the ball around. A lot. Louisiana Tech may not quite be Hawaii under Colt Brennan (Kenneth Dixon has rushed for 1,100 yards) but has a powerful offense that would be great with a good defensive coordinator. Basically, it is the opposite of the Nordfense.
3. Mark Helfrich - Again, Defense is needed.