Hope this doesn't count as rumor mongering ... I don't claim to have any inside info, I'm just wondering:

Tim Jankovich left Illinois State today to become Larry Brown's top assistant and coach-in-waiting at SMU:


That means Illinois State is suddenly without a head coach. Now, they could promote an assistant or hire an out-of-work coach (Seth Greenberg?)

But I'm just wondering if Chris Collins' name will surface before the job is filled? He's an Illinois native and his father was the greatest star in Illinois State history. I think he was a candidate several years ago when the job opened up. I don't know if he turned it down then or they decided to go a different way.

Again, no information here -- just wondering if Chris will be a candidate there?