Athens — One more name will be scratched from the list of rumored Georgia defensive coordinators if the University of Illinois’ press conference goes off as planned this afternoon.
And if it doesn’t go off as planned, then today will get really intriguing in Athens.
Illinois has called a 2 p.m. press conference to announce Vic Koenning as its new defensive coordinator.
At this late (early?) hour, that press conference is still scheduled.
Koenning also has talked with Georgia about its DC opening, and by some accounts Georgia’s interest in him went from tepid to torrid on Thursday.
Rumors were flying for a while Thursday night, intensifying with an 8:45 p.m. Twitter post by ESPN’s Joe Schad that Koenning “now close to deal to become Georgia’s DC, changing from Illinois” and seemingly fizzling with a 10:02 p.m. tweet by Schad that “ESPN.com reports Vic Koenning will land in Illinois after changing mind twice.”
What we know for sure at this point is that Illinois has a press conference scheduled for today -– and Georgia doesn’t.
Anyway, I should probably wrap up this post by answering the question some of you might be asking: Who’s Vic Koenning? He’s Kansas State’s co-defensive coordinator and formerly the defensive coordinator at Clemson and Troy, and before all of that he was head coach at Wyoming. His last name, by the way, is pronounced CONE-ing.