It's possible, but I don't know that for certain. I suspect the university will do everything it can to support the Loos family.
If they're going to fire him, there's no logical reason to wait until after the NCAA Tournament. I would expect a decision/announcement shortly after the team's season is officially over.
I don't know that those relationships are like right now. Bill Laurie is not as publicly involved in the program now like he was in the past. That doesn't mean his dollars and voice aren't of influence.
I haven't studied the family tree but I'm going to say no.
I don't know how to define legitimate right now, but Underwood is one of the lowest paid coaches in the Big 12. Missouri can definitely pay him more than he's making, which is right around $1.3 million average over the course of his contract. That would be an excellent hire. Jankovich is intriguing .... but does his KU background turn off some boosters?
I'm no Kim homer. I admire the man. I respect him and have enjoyed covering him on a personal level, but I'm not endorsing him for a fourth year. This program has become irrelevant and I suspect that won't change under his direction. But I have to cover the program regardless who's hired next, so it's best I just cover the news and not take sides.
Different leaders across the board are making the hire. The past coaching searches are largely irrelevant.
5.444222 to 1. Or maybe more like 4.37531 to 1.
Yes, it's a good job. Strong facilities. Strong regional recruiting terrain. Potential for a strong fan base that's hungry for a winner. Columbia is a great town. (Otherwise I wouldn't be living here for 20-plus years.) The league is lucrative but not too grueling. The SEC Network exposure is a big positive. There are lots of selling points.
I can't predict what will happen but can only say he's someone Missouri should absolutely target. I don't know but think he would be interested in this job.
Yes, as I reported back in November and December.
I can't answer that. It's too hypothetical.
On that note, I've got to run. It's been real. Let's do this again next week.