Mike Brey May Or May Not Be In Play As Next Maryland Basketball Coach

Did that headline confuse you? Yeah, well it confused me too. The only thing that I can confirm in this whole convoluted weekend search for a new University of Maryland head men's basketball coach is that candidates keep turning down Athletic Director Kevin Anderson. And quickly.

First, it was Arizona head coach Sean Miller, who late Saturday evening chose to sign a contact extension and eschew the ACC for the PAC 12. The next domino to fall was Brad Stevens, who to the surprise of no one, declined to leave the mid major power he has built at Butler for College Park.

The third target on Anderson's list appears to be Mike Brey of Notre Dame, a native of the area and graduate of both DeMatha and George Washington. Late Saturday evening, after news of Miller spurning the Terps was first reported, the Washington Post's Terrapins Insider suggested Brey and Maryland would be meeting today, Sunday, to discuss the job:

Brey will meet with Maryland officials on Sunday to discuss the vacant men’s basketball head coaching position, according to a source close to Brey and to the Maryland athletic department who was not authorized to speak on the record.

Sources said there is mutual interest between Maryland and Brey, who has deep roots in the area. One source close to the Maryland athletic department and to Brey said Brey wants the Maryland job.

OK, so what I'm hearing here is "Mike Brey would like to talk to Maryland about their job and might even take it". Hmmm, that's interesting, because next thing you know, I'm reading something like this from Jeff Goodman of FOXSports.com (via his twitter feed):

Mike Brey texted a few media outlets that there are no meetings scheduled between he and Maryland. Still expects to sign extension at ND.

Honestly, I don't know what to believe at this point. Frankly, I'm still trying to process the fact Mike Brey is texting media outlets to fill them in. I can only assume the text reads "Me + Maryland = Frowny Face"?

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