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Alvarez: Maturi didn't offer UM job

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08:15 AM ET 12.09 | While Joel Maturi said -- after being asked more than once -- he offered Minnesota's head coaching position to Barry Alvarez, the Wisconsin AD remembers things differently. "I offered it to Barry Alvarez, and he didn't take the job," Maturi said. Maturi claimed it was a serious offer. ... But Alvarez said it never happened. "You know what?" said Alvarez, who was not aware of the story. "[Maturi] talked to me a lot about that job and what type of person to look for and what do you look for in the interview process, that type of thing. But, no, he didn't talk to me about taking the job."

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December 9, 2010  08:27 AM ET

Covert interviewing.

December 9, 2010  08:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Covert interviewing.

Good term AO.

December 9, 2010  08:42 AM ET
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Yeah the guy called me up, asked what I was doing this Saturday, said a great movie was out, told me I was pretty and fun to be around, but no he never asked out on a date.

Groundhog day, rattler?

December 9, 2010  08:58 AM ET
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Well this marriage is already on the skids if they cannot communicate before the wedding.

Does just "nodding" count as communicating after the wedding, FJJ?

December 9, 2010  09:10 AM ET
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Damn dobble post. : ' (

Two of those would count as a quad though!

December 9, 2010  09:14 AM ET
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only if you add a slightly audible grunt when you do it.

Or gesturing with the hand(s).

December 9, 2010  09:33 AM ET

Barry must be holding out for the FLorida gig

December 9, 2010  09:41 AM ET

They're doing the coaching search two step right now.

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December 9, 2010  12:22 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Does just "nodding" count as communicating after the wedding, FJJ?

Depends on if you are looking her in the eye or at the top of her head :-)

December 9, 2010  12:22 PM ET
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only if you add a slightly audible grunt when you do it.

Ninja'd

December 9, 2010  02:09 PM ET

Minnesota has a football program?

December 9, 2010  02:45 PM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Depends on if you are looking her in the eye or at the top of her head :-)

May I vote for both???

December 9, 2010  02:45 PM ET
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Minnesota has a football program?

No.

December 9, 2010  03:51 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Does just "nodding" count as communicating after the wedding, FJJ?

Not that you asked me but, after 15 years it does. After 25 a simple grunt works too!

December 10, 2010  03:10 PM ET

This guy Maturi is beginning to look very bad. He seems to run his mouth quite a bit without backing it up. "Hot" coaches won't want to work for a guy like him who fires the only winning coach they've had in 30 years (Mason) and now conducts business like this.

 
December 18, 2010  08:26 PM ET

Where is Vanderbelt?

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