Illinois State head coach Brock Spack, a widely rumored candidate for the head coaching position at Western Michigan, came out publicly this evening denying interest in WMU.
"I don't see that happening," Spack told Randy Reinhardt of the Bloomington (Ill.) Pantagraph. "I don't know where that's coming from. It seems to be a very popular thing out there right now. I've been on the road recruiting for ISU and I'm very happy here. I'm committed to this program right now. I haven't been in on any other jobs. I'm not going to do that."
The assertion that he has been on the road recruiting matches up with the report BroncoBlitz.com received earlier this week that Spack would be on recruiting trips until tonight.
It's unclear if this indicates that Spack should be taken out of consideration for the job completely. It certainly wouldn't be the first time that a coach denied interest in going elsewhere and did anyway.
Nonetheless, it's a valid reason to proceed with caution when calling Spack a top candidate. It's really the first public comment by the fourth-year head coach, whose name has consistently come up when speaking with connections within the coaching community.
Spack has been consistently highly rated on the BroncoBlitz.com Hot Boards. We will continue to monitor the situation very closely.