Here's a blog on a blog, just for info sake:
Bob Condotti, who's doing a good job of following the AD search at Washington, writes on his Seattle Times blog that UTEP's Bob Stull may not be a candidate there, as was previously thought.
Condotti writes: " ... the Times is hearing that Bob Stull of UTEP is not thought to be in the running despite likely being interested ..."
Condotti goes on that the latest candidate could be Doug Wollard, AD at South Florida, who was at Saint Louis when Washington AD search committee member Lorenzo Romar was hired there as basketball coach. Wollard has been at South Florida for just over four years.
Another name still in the speculation mix is former Oregon AD Bill Moos.
If Stull is bound to stay at UTEP, the question would be: Why? He's done more for UTEP, facilities upgrade-wise, than any AD in Utepia history. He seems to get along well with the money-people in town.
An obvious answer would be: He likes it here and doesn't want to leave. Then again, nobody can get away with that line, anymore. Note Billy Gillispie and Doc Sadler.
Plus, maybe he's not willing to take on the massive Washington rebuilding job (football team and ba-million-dollar stadium upgrade). He's got to be pushing 65 by now.
Maybe Washington doesn't want him?
The mystery is why some big school hasn't gotten Stull in all these years? He's been here a decade.
Theeeeen againnnnnn, Stull is playing this one just as mum as he was back in 1989 when, as UTEP's football coach, he was being courted for both the Stanford and Missouri jobs. At that time he acted like such a move was not even worth talking about, just some nonsense. So he didn't. Then he was outta here for Missouri.
Condotti ended his blog by saying about the only thing that can be said. He'll be keeping a close watch on the AD search this week.