The biggest thing to say is that I believe Stull when he says nothing is close to being done yet. The rumors about Hawkins are overstated, though I think he is still the favorite for the job.
Con: He lost at Colorado. Counterpoint: That's an awful job where no one can win, as evidenced by how much worse it's become since he left.
Pro: He won at Boise. Counterpoint: Assistant Chris Petersen and predecessor Dirk Koetter were why.
BTW, regarding why UTEP turned down a home game with Miami: Because they already had scheduled a 12th game with Texas A&M.