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Buzz Willams expects new contract with Marquette

NewsOK.com Sports Staff Modified: April 18, 2013 at 4:37 pm •  Published: March 26, 2011

Buzz Williams told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Friday that he expects to have a new contract with Marquette soon. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Now that Marquette’s season is over, the talk surrounding Golden Eagles coach Buzz Williams and the vacant Oklahoma coaching job will only increase over the coming days.

Williams addressed the situation after Marquette’s loss to North Carolina on Friday night, saying he expected to start talking about a new contract with Marquette in the next couple of days.

“I have now completed three seasons as head coach at Marquette,” Williams told the Journal Sentinel. “I’ve worked under three different contracts. I anticipate, if I can sleep between now and open of business on Monday, that on Monday we’ll begin work on the fourth contract.

“Is it going to happen on Monday? I don’t think so. I can tell you this: I have unbelievable confidence in the administration. I think they feel the same about me. And no amount of money, no years of service, no anything else that goes into a contract means more to me than that.”

Now, does that mean the folks at OU should strike Williams off their list of possible candidates (if he’s even on the list…)? Nope. We’ve heard coaches talk like this before only to bolt for a new school a day or two later.

OU isn’t the only school for which Williams has been mentioned as a possible candidate. His name has also come up with the openings at Tennessee, Missiouri and Georgia Tech.

Read the rest of Williams’ comments here.

– Assistant Sports Editor Ryan Sharp