I’m afraid I haven’t been nearly as close to the fountain in this cycle. As I said earlier, the final bits of the last staff leaving put a dent in my access. My friend still hears from boosters, but no longer has a conversation with a coach several times a day. The few pieces I’ve heard confirmed that we’re following our usual pattern of making up stories when we don’t have one. The “diversity hire” is a bit overstated. There were some team members who were bothered by Tee’s exit, and noted the very white look of the O staff. The university is committed to having a diverse staff, but DW is not pushing mandatory quotas. It’s also nonsense that DW is controlling the hire. Obviously he and Heupel will collaborate on these hires. Their jobs depend on it, but he’s not sitting on Heupel, and telling him yes or no. We’ve interviewed far fewer people than the media has indicated. Of course Hyams story was nonsense, but Hubbs and AP haven’t been close to the trail too often. We spent a long time on Washington, invited him to the university to visit, handled all his needs. It was very close to happening. I don’t know if anyone understands why it fell apart. We alerted OSU we were going to talk to him as a courtesy. That may be why they’ve remained quiet, also as a courtesy. I wouldn’t be shocked if that deal still isn’t dead. Many of the others are just stories of agents gauging interest. Steele has had a family member ill and has been away off and on. That said, I would not count him out coaching LB. For all the flack he takes, he’s actually been very helpful to DW and Heupel in organizing a plan for 2022 recruiting. Garner is obviously going to be a boon there too. Our staff in recruiting and general AD is entirely remade with a young, but very smart group. I think they’ll do very well. The sad casualty of the last administration is the loss of many coaches and staff with long time served at UT. Past AD made lots of promises to coaches and staff that weren’t delivered on. We didn’t treat Tee or Jay well. Hopefully that can be patched up over time. I wish I knew more. In hindsight the details I received from the last search had lots of great back stories. I’ll try to type those up sometime. As for the DC search, I’m sorry to say I don’t know much.