Only one significant development from last night’s Pac-12 title game along the Cal coaching front. Colorado coach Mike MacIntyre has taken himself out of the running from the Baylor job. One Colorado associate athletic director was quick to refute the early rumor-mongering, and then MacIntyre himself made it clear he hadn’t talked to anyone and probably has no plans to talk to anyone outside of Colorado.
#CUBuffs coach Mike MacIntyre to me: 'I'm not going to Baylor."— Mark Kiszla (@markkiszla) December 3, 2016
Colorado SID @davidplati said reports Mike MacIntyre interviewing w/Baylor tonight/Saturday “are not true. Let’s put that to bed right now”— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) December 2, 2016
Interestingly, Cal coach Sonny Dykes has yet to make a public comment on the Baylor rumors, nor will Cal athletic director Mike Williams. The silence is worth noting.
Told by Cal spokesman AD Mike Williams "isn't available for an interview" to discuss Sonny Dykes' status amid Baylor speculation.— Kyle Bonagura (@BonaguraESPN) December 2, 2016
ESPN remains convinced that Dykes is a leading candidate, along with Arkansas State coach Blake Andersen.
@chrismoseley As we've reported, Cal's Sonny Dykes is a leading candidate. Arkansas State's Blake Anderson also involved.— Adam Rittenberg (@ESPNRittenberg) December 3, 2016
They also don’t believe Baylor is a serious contender for P.J. Fleck or any of the top coaches on the market, because, well, Baylor is a bit of a mess.
Have had some of you tonight in my mentions talk about Fleck and Baylor. Stop. Not happening. It's not an option.— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) December 3, 2016
@txninerbeck Not a Baylor hater. Should have used different words. But reports that MacIntyre, Fleck, other hot coaches in mix are false.— Adam Rittenberg (@ESPNRittenberg) December 3, 2016
There aren’t going to be too many hot candidates willing to sign up for a rebuilding job, with Baylor having only a lone recruit currently committed for the 2017 class. It’s going to be a long rebuild in Waco.
Is Dykes the man that Baylor wants, and vice-versa? We can only wait and find out.
What are your thoughts Cal fans?