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June 10, 2008 10:58 AM

Another possible AD candidate UPDATED

Posted by Bob Condotta

Here's a new name I'd heard earlier this week could be on UW's list of potential athletic director candidates --- Craig Angelos of Florida Atlantic University.

However, Angelos today told the South Florida Sun-Sentinal he has had no contact with UW. (And since he has said that, I have amended this post to reflect those comments).

Angelos' name made a lot of sense because he was recently one of six finalists for the LSU AD job that went instead to Joe Alleva of Duke.

LSU used the same search firm that UW has hired --- Parker Executive Search of Atlanta --- and Angelos is said to be regarded as an up-and-comer (he's listed as 42 in his bio) who is often on the lists provided by Parker. And anyone reading this knows well the LSU ties of those now in command at UW.

We continue to hear conflicting reports on Utah's Chris Hill, who has been rumored to be a candidate from the start. Hill was a finalist for the job in 2004 and sources said he was actually offered the job before turning it down. He has said publicly several times of late that he is not a candidate for the UW job. However, a couple of sources have told us Hill may have spoken with UW, or the search firm, about the position in recent days. One source told us today that the word making the rounds among other ADs is that "Chris Hill is supposed to get that job.''

There continues to be no official word from anyone at UW about the AD search other than that the search committee is working hard, etc. This is the final week of school and as such marks the end of what was the unofficial timeline for making a hire. But UW officials have said there is no hard-and-fast deadline other than making sure a new hire is in place by the beginning of the football season.

A few other things I've heard:

--- Another name one source mentioned is Tulsa AD Bubba Cunningham, who was also recently in the running at Duke.

--- USC senior associate AD Steve Lopes is thought not to be in the running any longer, according to one source, though Lopes has not been available for comment.

--- Another source said UW has interviewed, or will interview, UTEP AD Bob Stull, but that Stull is not thought to be the favorite for the job. The El Paso Times has this report on Stull and UW.


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