The Cougars fired defensive coordinator Mike Breske on November 30th. Shortly after, Bill Moos was quoted as saying that he expects a new hire soon. More than a month later, that position is still unfilled.
Rumors have swirled. Names have come and gone, but nothing has been announced. The only rumor that caught any kind of traction was that Leach was talking to Manny Diaz, the coordinator at Louisiana Tech formerly of the University of Texas. A few days ago, that prospect was dashed as Diaz signed on the take the defensive coordinator position at Mississippi State.
Usually in a coaching search there are some names floating around in the rumor mill. And, while some are floating names hoping they'll be a reality, there are very few credible rumors about the situation. Cougar fans are starting to get restless, too. The WSU Twitterverse is filled with anxiety, wild speculation, suggestions and other worried Tweetings.
The only real information out there from trustworthy sources is that the hire is still "a few days out" and that an interview is forthcoming.
So now, here we are. From a fans perspective, we are exactly where we were more than a month ago and there is still an open seat at the coaches table. This search appears to be dragging on forever. However, from the perspective of someone inside the athletic department, you might be able to look at the situation as taking the exact amount of time to find the right guy. Athletic Director Bill Moos seems to think the search is nearing its end.
We'll seeing if Moos' wish comes true and keep you updated throughout the whole process. We've got our ears to the wall and we'll keep you updated with all the information we can find on the situation. Stay tuned.
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