So it turns out Doug Gottlieb will take the job hepublicly accepted Wednesday, not the one he interviewed for Thursday.
The longtime sports media personality said on his eponymous radio show Friday afternoon that he has been told he will not get the head coaching job at Oklahoma State. Shortly thereafter, the school announced it had promoted assistant coach Mike Boynton Jr. to the top job.
Gottlieb had interviewed for the gig at his alma mater the previous day, perhaps 24 hours after Fox Sports announced he was joining their stable following a nearly five-year stint at CBS Sports.
ESPN broke the news of Gottlieb's curiously timed interview to replace Brad Underwood in StillwaterWednesday, reporting athletic director Mike Holder was "intrigued by the idea of Gottlieb and his potential" despite the former point guard's lack of coaching experience.
Gottlieb had previously thrown his hat in the ring for the Cowboys' opening last year after Travis Ford was fired, but did not get an interview that time around.