Washington defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox might be playing things close to the vest. when it comes to coaching rumors. Undoubtedly his name seems to get thrown out there more and more as a coach on the rise.
Right now, there appears to be nothing to that.
Justin Wilcox of rumors of him and other jobs: "There is nothing to talk about, let’s put it that way.’’— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) December 8, 2012
Wilcox has definitely improved things as a defensive coordinator in his last two spots. He's made Tennessee and Washington both very strong defensive units and helped keep teams floating when their offenses seem.
That being said, it seems impossible to avoid the rumor mill. San Jose State maybe?
Six names for the SJSU search: Baer, DeFilippo, Harsin, Hawkins, Mason, Wilcox.— Jon Wilner (@wilnerhotline) December 11, 2012
Nah, not really.
I see Justin Wilcox's name being floated at San Jose State. SJS paid MacIntyre $500,000. Wilcox due to make $800,000 at UW next year.— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) December 11, 2012
Unless he's really planning on wanting to take a paycut to try and lift up a mid-major conference school, there doesn't seem to be major upside to taking the Spartans job, particularly after following up such a successful season by San Jose State with Mike MacIntyre.
If Wilcox makes another move, it'll probably be to a coaching job at a major school or checking out a huge defensive coordinator spot. Right now it seems like all signs are indicating that he'll be Washington's DC unless a big coaching search happens down the line.