The college basketball coaching carousel is in full swing, and with it, rumors of where hot coaching prospects might land. Colorado's Tad Boyle, having led his team to back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances, is having his name mentioned as a potential candidate by various online sites projecting whom schools will pursue.
One of those openings is at UCLA. Contacted Monday by The Denver Post and asked directly about the UCLA opening, Boyle said: "I can't comment on any jobs. I can't. I won't. That wouldn't be fair to anybody."
Boyle is 69-38 in three seasons at Colorado, and it is no secret that he has earned a national reputation for making the Buffaloes relevant in basketball again.
Colorado has reached 20 victories in each of Boyle's three seasons in Boulder, the first time in the history of the program that CU has reached that milestone three consecutive years. And, Colorado had not played in back-to-back NCAA Tournaments since 1962 and 1963, until the past two seasons.
"I love the University of Colorado, said Boyle, a Greeley native. I'm honored and blessed to be Colorado's coach. And I'm very excited about the future of our program."
CU athletic director Mike Bohn could not be reached for comment.