Rob Daniels of the N&R left the door open and at 10:35 this Thursday morning Rob filed this update on the Jim Grobe probe at www.news-record.com. Again, Rob is Right and he also said today’s high would be in the lower 40’s…..
WINSTON-SALEM â€“ Jim Grobe is staying at Wake Forest.
The Demon Deaconsâ€™ acclaimed football coach has turned down an offer from the University of Arkansas, Wake sources said, rendering moot a torrent of media reports in that state that proclaimed him the newest leader of the Razorbacks.
Wake athletics director Ron Wellman did not specifically address any other situation this morning but said he did not anticipate needing to fill Grobeâ€™s job any time soon.
“I know Jim told me this morning, â€˜I’m the Wake Forest football coach, and I’m happy about that,â€™” Wellman said.
Asked if he believes Grobe will be coaching the Deacons in the coming weeks, Wellman said, â€œAnd Iâ€™m hoping heâ€™ll be our coach for several years from now.â€
Interesting note from our previous report:
Part of Ralph Bradbury’s(a member of the Razorback Foundation board of directors) hesitation to confirm Grobe’s actual hiring might stem from Arkansas’ search for a basketball coach earlier this year. The Razorbacks hired Dana Altman, who changed his mind and went back to Creighton the next day.
“You can have a press conference and still not be the coach,” Bradbury said.