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.
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