This Coaching Search is Making Me Nauseous: A Timeline

Rick Stansbury retired on March 15th. After that, a list of coaches a mile long have come and gone. Round and round Stricklin goes, where he'll stop - no body knows.

First up: Shaka Smart. That didn't last long.

Gregg Marshall? Chris Collins? Sean Woods? Not much heard about those early favorites.

On March 19th, it was reported that Oral Roberts head coach was interviewed in Atlanta. That proved not to be the case.

The first part of March 20th: Frank Martin's name appeared to be a possibility. The second part of March 20th: Steve Prohm became the leader after reports surfaced of the Murray State A.D. being upset with Mississippi State's contact with his coach.

After some Prohm puns, Kenny Payne appeared to be a strong possibility on March 22nd.

Then, a quiet weekend. John Groce's name got hot among the fan base, maybe a few rumblings of Joe Dooley.

March 26th: Frank Martin takes the job at South Carolina. Steve Prohm signed an extension with Murray State. That night, for a 20 minute stretch, it appeared that Rob Jeter had the job.

March 28th: Bryce Drew all day long. From State interviewing him to hiring him to him taking his name out of the running.

Here's all the coaches I can think of that have been named:

XM radio host Bruce Pearl

Butler head coach Brad Stevens

Oral Roberts head coach Scott Sutton

Georgetown assistant coach Robert Kirby

Duke assistant coach Chris Collins

Florida State assistant coach Stan Jones

MSU assistant coach Phil Cunningham

Southern Miss head coach Larry Eustachy

Illinois State head coach Tim Jankovich

Richmond head coach Chris Mooney

Middle Tennessee State head coach Kermit Davis, Jr.

Kansas State head coach Frank Martin

Kansas assistant coach Joe Dooley

Ohio head coach John Groce

Kentucky assistant coach Kenny Payne

Wichita State head coach Gregg Marshall

Murray State head coach Steve Prohm

Mississippi Valley State head coach Sean Woods

Wisconsin-Milwaukee head coach Rob Jeter

Valpariso head coach Bryce Drew

VCU head coach Shaka Smart

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