Scott Roussel of FootballScoop reported on Monday Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen is a candidate to replace Frank Beamer as Virginia Tech's next head coach. Roussel also reported North Carolina head coach Larry Fedora is not interested in the position, but Whit Babcock is considering SMU head coach Chad Morris.
As recently as last week there was significant buzz in the coaching profession that Fedora himself might be the man to follow in Beamer's footsteps, but sources tell FootballScoop that Fedora has let the powers that be know that he is not a candidate for the position at Virginia Tech.
Babcock is one to do his homework, make up his mind and then make it happen. Sources tell us we'll see evidence of that again with this hire, which many in the profession expect to occur within the next seven days. In making some calls this morning, FootballScoop heard from a number of sources that Dan Mullen is a serious candidate for the position.