Since Butchie bailed on the Buffs for Tennessee, we have heard essentially nothing from CU Athletics about the coaching search. And to that, I say Hallelujah! That is as it should be, and how it usually is done by competent professionals. We don't need to know who they are talking to, who is flying into town for look-see, and especially to whom contract offers are made. I have followed college athletics for a long time, and I have never seen a process more open to the media than the Butch Jones saga. We could say that CU has learned their lesson from that fiasco, but I think that they knew that already. In my opinion the entire fiasco was caused by Jones' agent Trace Armstrong. Armstrong talked about Butchie's interest in CU prior to the meeting. He said Butchie was coming to CU. In my opinion he was the source that gave the story to the Denver Post, knowing that it would cause Butchie to go ballistic at the Cracker Barrel (resulting in more press for his boy), and also knowing that it would cause a stern rebuke from Butchie (resulting in more press). He also got a denial from UC staff (getting more press for Butchie), although that may have been, and probably was, just gravy to him, as in my opinion he didn't plan on that last one happening, as Butchie's denial was enough for what were, in my opinion, his plans. In my opinion, his plans were keep Butchie's name hot, keep it out there, and see if he could parlay interest in his boy to boost his boy's salary for a larger pie from which to take his agent cut. He did that with Perdue, IMO, and CU, IMO, and kept the ball rolling hoping that Wisconsin or Tennessee would bite with more money offered. In my opinion, he would have told Butchie to take CU if nothing better came along, and we should be grateful that he did so, as he would have kept shopping Butchie around and if Butchie took the Colorado job and excelled, we would be looking for new coach in a year or two. In my opinion, Armstrong, not CU made this a public spectacle for Armstrong's narrow interest in getting a larger check at the end of the day, negative rep to CU and his boy not even being a thought. Funny how a coaching search without Trace Armstrong is silent--as it should be.