Prediction: Jeff Long will be KU's next athletic director
Once candidates for an athletic director's job are told they no longer are being considered, an announcement for the choice is not far behind.
The Kansas search for a new athletic director has reached that stage and an announcement could come as soon as this week, even today.
Since I can't find anyone who has told me that former Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long has been told he isn't getting the job, he's my educated guess as to KU's replacement for fired Sheahon Zenger.
Long, 58, served as athletic director for University of Pittsburgh, where he hired Dave Wannstedt as head football coach, and at Arkansas, where he hired and fired Bobby Petrino and hired and extended Bret Bielema.
Arkansas fired Long last November.