Less than a day later, it appears the report was about as far off the mark as one can get.
First reported by FootballScoop.com and subsequently confirmed by the Boulder Daily Camera and Cincinnati Enquirer, Jones has decided to eschew the Colorado opportunity, presumably to remain at Cincinnati. The Daily Camera‘s Kyle Ringo writes that “Jones will not be the next Colorado head coach,” while the Enquirer‘s Bill Koch notes simply that “Jones has withdrawn his name from consideration for the Colorado job.”
On the surface it would appear that Jones will remain with the Bearcats, although there are still openings at Tennessee and Wisconsin that could change that dynamic in the not-too-distant future.
On his Twitter feed, Ringo noted that San Jose State’s Mark MacIntyre, who had been in play at Cal prior to Sonny Dykes landing the job, could be next up on CU’s to-do list.