Kevin Stallings may not get fired from his post at Vanderbilt. He may not have to resign following a disappointing 2015-16 season, either.
Instead, he could be set to move to the ACC and become the next head coach of the Pittsburgh Panthers.
Here's what CBSSports' Jon Rothstein tweeted out early on Sunday morning:
Pitt has offered its head coaching vacancy to Vanderbilt's Kevin Stallings and he is expected to accept, sources told @CBSSports.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) March 27, 2016
Stallings is Vanderbilt's all-time winningest coach. He'd be replacing former Pittsburgh HC Jamie Dixon, who left the Steel City after a 13-year tenure with the Panthers. Pitt has traditionally been a more successful program than Vandy. In the past 17 years, Stallings guided the Commodores to seven NCAA Tournament appearances. Over that same span, Pitt has gone to the big dance 13 times.
Pittsburgh fans, at least according to the comments over at our sister site Cardiac Hill, aren't especially excited about the hire. A move to Pennsylvania would reunite Stallings with former player Sheldon Jeter -- better known as the only player the Vandy coach ever attempted to prevent from transferring.
Should Stallings' career in black and gold be coming to an end, the university is expected to target current VCU coach Will Wade, a former Southern Conference coach of the year and Nashville native. Other candidates, like former Vanderbilt assistant King Rice, will also earn a long, hard look from Director of Athletics David Williams and the Commodore staff.