08:10 AM ET 12.06 | So, will he or won't he leave Cincinnati for Colorado? The Buffaloes believed Wednesday they had a solid verbal commitment from [Butch Jones] to become the next CU football coach, entrusted with the daunting task of rebuilding a program that buried the careers of Gary Barnett, Dan Hawkins and Jon Embree. Now we shall see how just how solid any man's word can afford to be in a sport where the stakes are so high. ... There are people in power at CU convinced Jones is headed West to lead the Buffs back to glory. Meanwhile, back in the Midwest, Cincinnati president Santa J. Ono has declared he trusts Jones when the coach says he has not accepted a job with Colorado. Either way, bridges will burn while Jones fiddles his way through an explanation.