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Irish Insights


Brey looks like he's staying, accoring to reports

Notre Dame men's basketball coach Mike Brey appears to be staying put, according to reports.

The 11th-year Irish coach sent text messages to the South Bend Tribune and Chicago Tribune on Sunday afternoon seemingly squashing rumors that he could be on his was to Maryland.

Brey was reported by the Washington Post to have a meeting with Maryland scheduled Sunday.

In a simple message to the two papers, Brey wrote, "No meetings. Go Irish!"

Brey, who was named The Associated Press coach of the year after this season, was rumored to be a target for Maryland after Gary Williams announced his retirement last week.

The 52-year-old Irish coach has strong connections to the state of Maryland. He was born Bethesda, Md., and he played and coached at DeMatha High School in Hyattsville.

Brey is working on a contract extension with Notre Dame, according to the Chicago Tribune. His current contract runs through the 2014-15 season.

Brey is coming off a 27-7 season and second-place finish in the Big East (14-4). He guided the Irish to a seventh NCAA tournament appearance this season, and he is 238-120 at Notre Dame.

With the coach appearing to be locked in, Notre Dame has one more mystery left today – the fate of forward Carleton Scott.

Scott entered the NBA draft but did not hire an agent, and the senior must decide today if he is going to remain in the draft or return to school.

Maryland also missed out on another rumored targeted coach in Sean Miller after Arizona announced Saturday night that it had reached a contract extension with the coach

"Sean and I have had many positive conversations and have been working on a revised contract for some time," Arizona athletic director Greg Byrne said in a news release. "I'm pleased to confirm that we have agreed to an amendment to Sean's contract that we hope will keep him in Tucson for many years to come."

ESPN is reporting that Butler's Brad Stevens is now being targeted by Maryland.