4. Brad Brownell interviews at Ball State and is linked to Wright State. (My take: holy crap, but really understandable if you think about it. Brownell is like Pecora–a very good guy. This just has to be about going home with a bit of contract haggling and pure geography sprinkled in….)
I think the story to watch is Brownell and UNCW. We all know UD is in dire straits, and the new vacancy in Boston could draw some interesting candidates if NU shows its committment to the basketball team. But Brad Brownell is probably the best young coach in the league — Coach L clearly being the Dean of this conference — and to lock him up for another 5 years would almost guarantee that the road to the CAA Auto Bid figuratively runs through Trask.