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Marbut a candidate at UW?

Say it ain't so!

It's been more than two weeks since Washington fired Ken Knutson as its baseball coach, and the search for his replacement is apparently spreading far and wide.

It's also reportedly hitting close to home.

Among the rumored candidates are Knutson's longtime assistant Joe Ross, Washington State coach Don Marbut, Gonzaga coach Mark Machtolf, Hawaii coach Mike Trapasso, Pepperdine coach Steve Rodriguez, San Francisco coach Nino Giarratano and Dave Grewe, LSU pitching coach and associate head coach. Grewe is a former coach at Michigan State.

I know we've gotten fairly used to our successful coaches being poached, but please, for the love of everything that is good and right, anywhere but Washington.

EDIT, 4:45 p.m.: Thanks to Sedihawk for pointing out this Marbut interview with KJR's Ian Furness, in which Marbut emphatically denies any interest in the UW job. Looks like a false alarm. But we know how those things go ... (Will we always be this paranoid thanks to Bennett?)