Whether Colorado pulled the offer or Butch Jones just said no, we now know that he will not be the next coach of the Buffaloes.
Sources: We will hear shortly Colorado & Butch Jones is now off the table. Both sides wishing each other the best FootballScoop.com/the-scoop— FootballScoop Staff (@footballscoop) December 6, 2012
Butch Jones has declined an offer from Colorado, a source close to the coach said— Joe Schad (@schadjoe) December 6, 2012
When talking about Plan B options this week, I mentioned that DeRuyter and MacIntyre should be the favorites to be offered the position next, and finally.
The Buffaloes will most likely turn to Fresno State Head Coach Tim DeRuyter, who from all reports would be genuinely interested in the position, or San Jose State's Head Coach Mike MacIntyre if Jones stays in Ohio. Both names could also be contacted be California (especially MacIntyre).
Obviously California is no longer in the mix with their hire of Sonny Dykes. Will Colorado now look west?
By Jon Woods