Could Vince Marrow leave Lexington this offseason? He’s at least considering it.
This morning on Kentucky Sports Radio, Matt Jones broke the news that Marrow is in “conversations” with Youngstown State regarding the program’s head coaching job.
“[He] has had conversations with Youngstown State and is now in the process of deciding what to do,” Jones said this morning. “I cant speak to [whether or not an official offer has been extended], but from what I’m hearing, Vince is taking it seriously. This isn’t a theoretical thing, this is something he’s taking seriously.”
On a recruiting trip at Chaney High School in Youngstown yesterday, WKBN-27 asked Marrow if he’s interested in becoming the next head coach of his hometown football team.
“Names are thrown out. I’m from here, grew up here. My interest — until I talk to somebody, my interest is just, I’m watching as a fan. But I’m a big fan of (Youngstown State president) Coach Tressel and (athletic director) Ron Strollo — played against him in high school. I’m pretty sure they’re going to get a good guy.
“A lot of people from home have been calling me and saying ‘we want you to come back home.’ I’m just up here recruiting, just looking at kids and all of that. If my interest was there to be the head coach there — we have to see.”
At the time, he said he had not spoken with Youngstown State about the job opening, but did admit that he hopes to become a head coach eventually.
“I know whenever I take a head job, I’ll do a good job,” Marrow said. “Right now we’re building a good thing down at Kentucky, but in the short future — you just never know when’s the right time to do it. But I know I will be a head coach sometime.”
Will that “sometime” be now? We’ll find out in the near future.