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BURLISON: Oregon St. expected to interview Greenberg
Greenberg who apparently has made a favorable impression on OSU officials during preliminary discussions has spent the past six seasons as USF¿s head coach, where the Bulls have twice gone to National Invitation Tournaments but failed to appear in an NCAA tournament. He had more success during his six seasons at Long Beach State, during which the 49ers made NCAA tourney appearances in 1993 and 1995.
Pacific coach Bob Thomason was in Corvallis for a formal interview Friday, and Arizona assistant Jay John, who is thought to be the only assistant coach in serious contention for the position, was in town Saturday to interview for the job. It¿s also believed that OSU athletic director Mitch Barnhart either has interviewed, or plans to interview , head coaches Mike Dunlap (Metro State in Denver) and Bob Braswell (Cal State Northridge) for the vacancy that was created when Ritchie McKay resigned on March 29 to take the University of New Mexico job.
Barnhart apparently contacted a number of high-profile former coaches to gauge their interest in coming to OSU, including Bobby Cremins, who stepped down at Georgia Tech two years ago.
OSU is expected to pick McKay¿s replacement some time during the coming week. Frank Burlison can be reached at his e-mail address, firstname.lastname@example.org.