Rumors are flying and most are good. This is what I know and can confirm:
-- There is more interest in the job than anticipated. Many guys are throwing their names out there especially from the NFL assistant and mid level college list.
-- We have money to spend. Gene is not going to overspend, but money will not be an issue for the guys we are targeting.
-- Gene is moving fast. This scares me a little. We need to make the right hire. But I trust Gene and company will do this well.
-- Johnson is staying at Navy.
As for naming names. I only know what people share but most of the leading guys were on the lists I published last night.
I'll keep the BC stuff and speculation here, but over at the AOL Fanhouse I've put up some TOB-NC State focused stuff (here and here). Basically I think TOB might be an awkward fit at NC State.
Also some great alums have come up with an idea to support the school and Gene. They are buying Car Care Bowl tickets and donating them to charity. This will help our travel rep and send word to Gene that our fans will spend money with the right coach. I also encourage you all to give to the General Fund or the Flynn Fund. If you give, your voice will be heard.