Why Won't Self Nix OSU Offer?

Jayhawks coach is happy where he is... right?
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 9, 2008 1:18 PM CDT
Oklahoma State coach Sean Sutton watches as his team falls behind to Oral Roberts in this Dec. 20, 2007 file photo. Sutton resigned on April 1 under pressure after two seasons.    (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
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(Newser) – Kansas Jayhawks coach Bill Self has a lot of leverage now that he's taken his team to the national championship, but he's being uncharacteristically vague in answering rumors of an obscenely generous job offer from his alma mater Oklahoma State. Joe Posnanski speculates in the Kansas City Star as to why the usually direct Self isn't simply saying "no" to OSU.

Perhaps Self doesn't want to hurt feelings at his old school, or maybe the piles of cash on the table actually have him interested in leaving the Jayhawks for a lower tier. But Posnanski thinks Self must be waiting on Kansas to make the next move–extend his three-year contract or bump his salary past that of the football coach.