Daily Dirt part II – Friday 3/25

A few more things that I’ve heard as the day has progressed…..

I can confirm that Montana head coach Wayne Tinkle was contacted by Fresno State about their vacant head coaching job. From what I’ve heard, Tinkle told them he would prefer to stay at Montana.

Vanderbilt assistant King Rice is emerging as the leader at Manhattan. The former UNC standout has been at Vandy for the past five seasons. He’s also been an assistant at Oregon, Illinois State and Providence. He is a New York Native.

Ole Miss is not going to give head coach Andy Kennedy an extension. Kennedy has three years remaining on a contract that pays $1.3 million annually. The state maxium for a contract is four years, so Ole Miss has typically extended Kennedy after the season to keep him at the max. He was not extended after his arrest in 2009 following altercation with a taxi driver in Cincinnati.

Staying in the SEC….keep an eye on the situation at South Carolina. Three high profile players have recently left the program, and I am beginning to hear some grumblings from people close to the situation.