That last coaching vacancy's almost filled


Jimmy Collins’ Illinois-Chicago tenure officially ends on Aug. 31. The school may have his replacement before then.

Athletic director Jim Schmidt told the Chicago Tribune that he has five finalists for the gig: Wisconsin assistant Howard Moore, Michigan State associate head coach Mark Montgomery, Minnesota assistant Vince Taylor, Memphis assistant Willis Wilson and University of New Orleans coach Joe Pasternak.

The next coach could be announced in a week. If that happens, this chart is finally complete. Again.

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