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ESPN’s Andy Katz reports that Missouri coach and former Arkansas assistant Mike Anderson will accept an offer to return to Fayetteville.

Posted: March 20, 2011 in Uncategorized
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The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal reports that Texas Tech will hire Billy Gillispie as head coach. He will replace Pat Knight. Before getting ousted at Kentucky, Gillispie had a successful run in the Big 12 at Texas A&M.

ESPN is reporting that Texas Tech has fired coach Pat Knight, effective after Big 12 tournament. The Red Raiders are 13-18 this season.

Next year, Texas Tech will have someone with a last name other than Knight as head coach for the first time since the 2000 season.

Denver Post reports that Colorado has offered its coaching job to Redskins TE coach Jon Embree, according to Bill McCartney.

Marc Weiszer of the Athens Banner-Herald writes that Georgia AD Greg McGarity said he expects Mark Richt to be back next season saying before yesterday’s Georgia-Auburn game, “Sure I do,” McGarity said. “Absolutely… I fully expect Mark Richt to be with us for awhile… Based on the first 10 games, there’s no question about that.”

Richt laughed when asked about his name coming up with the Colorado job, saying: “Georgia’s my home.”

Richt, under contract through the end of the 2013 season, is 95-33 in 10 seasons at Georgia.

John Henderson of the Denver Post writes that former Oregon coach and current ESPN broadcaster Mike Belloti and current Georgia coach Mark Richt are the top candidates to replace Dan Hawkins at Colorado. Belloti acknowledges having some “initial talks” with CU. Henderson also cites a source that eliminates Mike Leach because of “too much baggage.”

Eric Sorrentino of the Lawrence (Kan.) Journal World lists a handful of coaches that could be considered by Colorado athletic director Mike Bohn, a KU grad, for the vacant position in Boulder. The list includes: available free agents Bill McCartney, Mike Bellotti and Mark Mangino, interim coach Brian Cabral, Air Force’s Troy Calhoun. He dismisses Les Miles, Jon Gruden and Mike Leach as viable options.