About a day after it was revealed that the Kentucky Wildcats had interviewed with FSU Defensive Coordinator Mike Stoops, the buzz is now that San Jose State’s Mike MacIntyre is a hot candidate for the UK job. As this time, there are several rumors that MacIntyre has been offered the job/accepted the job, but nothing has been confirmed. There also are rumors that there is a press conference planned to introduce MacIntyre either Monday or Tuesday, but at this point, there is no confirmation from UK Media Relations that a press conference is planned.
The rumor mill has both Cal and Kentucky chasing MacIntyre and some think that San Jose State is going to have a tough time keeping MacIntyre if he is offered:
Bruce Feldman, who covers college football for CBS, thinks SJSU may have a hard time retaining MacIntyre.
“I think MacIntyre is one of the more intriguing candidates out there this year,” Feldman wrote in an email. “What he’s done at San Jose State in a very short time has been remarkable. Within the business, I know he’s well-respected. He’s also coached in the SEC before, and that carries weight with a lot of folks.”
MacIntyre’s roots lie mostly in the Southeastern part of the country. He played both at Vanderbilt, for his father, George MacIntyre, and at Georgia Tech. His previous collegiate coaching stops were at Duke, Ole Miss, Temple, Tennessee-Martin, Davidson and Georgia.
It appears that MacIntyre may be headed for a BCS payday at either UK or Cal. He currently makes about $500,000 a year.