Navy head coach Ken Niumatalolo interviewed for the head coaching job at BYU today, but returned to Annapolis tonight without either he or the university announcing any decisions.
Tomorrow, its Oregon State Defensive Coordinator Kalani Sitake's turn to talk to the powers that be in Provo, in a more complete interview, after having only informal conversations earlier.
Both VanquishTheFoe.com and the Salt Lake Desert News have also confirmed what we have learned are Sitake & BYU's plan for the discussions.
Sitake, a BYU grad who played fullback for the Cougars, was a long-time assistant coach in Utah, capped by a run as Defensive Coordinator at Utah before coming to Oregon State with first hear head coach Gary Andersen a year ago.
With most of the other apparent alternatives out of the picture, as we discussed last week, it seems Sitake is somewhere between option 1B and option 2 for BYU behind Niumatalolo. Both have obvious strong Polynesian recruiting connections, and strong resumes in situations where they were the underdog, talent and resource wise. It's also possible that Sitake would consider a DC/Assistant Head Coach role at BYU, so its possible that both could get hired before its all said and done.
And if Sitake did take a position at BYU, he could take some other assistants with him.
TUESDAY MORNING UPDATE: BYU is confirmed to have made an offer to Niumatalolo,
For now, it looks like it will be at least later tomorrow, and possibly mid-week, before we know which direction BYU wants to go.