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Kevin Stallings Has Talked To St. Louis About Their Job Opening

While Vanderbilt's longtime basketball coach hangs in limbo with no comment from the administration, he's out looking at other jobs.

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Since Vanderbilt's basketball season ended on Tuesday night, Vice Chancellor David Williams has been mum about Kevin Stallings' future with the program.

It's been rumored in some quarters that there may be mutual interest between Stallings and the Saint Louis Billikens, who fired coach Jim Crews last week, but that had mostly been limited to whispers on the internet until today.

That is the SLU beat writer for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.  So we can probably confirm that there is at least mutual interest between Stallings and St. Louis, though it's not clear what will come of it.  For what it's worth, though, given the other rumored candidates -- former Oklahoma coach Jeff Capel, former Alabama coach Anthony Grant, current Loyola-Chicago coach Porter Moser, and current Eastern Illinois coach Jay Spoonhour -- Stallings would probably be the best available option for the Billikens, so we can assume fairly reasonably that if Stallings is interested in the St. Louis job, St. Louis will probably take him.

Why would Stallings go?  Well, for one thing, he's a native of the St. Louis area and so this would be a bit of a homecoming for him, but with his job status at Vanderbilt up in the air, Stallings could get five years at St. Louis that he probably won't get at Vanderbilt.

As far as his job status at Vanderbilt goes...

That explains why we haven't gotten any official word from Williams about what is going to happen, but Vanderbilt is notoriously tight-lipped about behind-the-scenes stuff with the program. If Stallings were to be let go by Vanderbilt, there probably won't be any gossip until it becomes official.