Jones not out of the Marshall running
I can confirm from sources at CMU and at Marshall that this is not true. Again, BUTCH JONES HASN'T PULLED HIS NAME OUT OF THE RUNNING AT MARSHALL. The buzz may have died down due to there not being an interview happening yet this week, but my sources tell me (and they are reliable) that Jones has not pulled his name out.
I can also confirm that an interview with Marshall HAS NOT been scheduled as of yet. Some media outlets are saying one is set for tomorrow, but sources close to the situation in Marshall have confirmed that is not the case, but a potential meeting is being worked on. Jones did appear on his weekly radio show, The Front Row Seat on Thursday night where he spoke about winning the MAC Championship and breaking into the top 25 rankings.
Chuck Landon of the Huntington Herald Dispatch reported that Marshall Athletics Director, Mike Hamrick, is interviewing Florida State assistant Rick Trickett Friday in Charlotte, N.C. about the opening, but Trickett is not considered to be a front-runner for the job according to sources in Marshall.
Kansas is also picking up steam as an interview has been scheduled with Jones over the new few days according to sources close to the situation in Kansas. The Jayhawks may be the team to really fear for CMU fans as Kansas is a BCS conference team and can clearly offer more money than CMU can possibly put together. Jones is not listed as the clear-favorite, but is one of the top candidates among others like Buffalo's Turner Gill.
With Brian Kelly taking the Notre Dame job Thursday, Cincinnati will now likely be on the radar as well as the Bearcats may very well come calling to Mt. Pleasant once again.