I want to address this Hal Mumme coaching situation.
Numerous media outlets have reported a contract buyout. OK, great, fine. There has been false report after false report regarding his immediate future with the program for the last four weeks. The other day was that he was going to be fired on Thursday. Well, it's Thursday and he's still here so that was an apparent air ball.
I'm not saying there isn't a buyout in place. There very well could be. I just got off the phone with Mumme's lawyer and he said that he has had no deal with the university. Is he telling the truth? Maybe, maybe not, but he's a better source than some anonymous face who is shooting from the hip.
The bottom line and the only thing I am close to 100 percent certain about is that Mumme will not return next year. There has been too much chatter, too many rumblings, too many unhappy fans for him to come back and coach the team. This is taking a toll on the athletics department as well, believe me. He will coach against La. Tech and after that, he may coach the last game, he may not. The one thing that appears almost certain is that he will not be back next season.