Sandy Barbour and Bernard Muir worked at Notre Dame under former athletic director Kevin White. They both left South Bend to run their own shops -- Barbour at Cal and Muir at Georgetown.
From the sound of it, at least one certainly won't be returning to South Bend to fill White's shoes.
Barbour, who recently hired Mike Montgomery as Cal's new basketball coach and has done a good job keeping football coach Jeff Tedford in Berkeley, released a statement through the Cal sports information office Thursday after being contacted by The Journal Gazette about the opening.
And it sounds like she'll stay at Cal.
"I am committed to Cal for the long run and am looking forward to working diligently to achieve all of our tremendous potential," Barbour said. "Although I am very fond of Notre Dame and the four years I spent there, I am very happy at Cal."
Barbour, though, did have very flattering things to say about Notre Dame and, at least from the statement, makes it sound like the school shouldn't have a problem finding qualified candidates for the position.
"Notre Dame is a special place and a unique athletic program," Barbour said. "Because of its academic reputation, its rich athletic tradition and its tremendous financial resources, it has the ability to be one of the most successful athletic programs in the country. There will be plenty of highly qualified candidates who will pursue the position."
Another potential candidate, Bernard Muir, said through Georgetown senior sports communications director Bill Shapland that his policy is "not to comment about other schools."
So you can scratch Barbour from yesterday's updated list.