The Final Four is about crowning a national champion.

Either Butler or Connecticut will grab that headline and cut down the nets tonight at Reliant Stadium.

There will be plenty of sidebars with Houston datelines about the chances of Brad Stevens remaining with the Bulldogs and which high-profile job VCU's Shaka Smart will land and if the Huskies' Jim Calhoun will retire.

The Final Four is also the annual convention for college basketball coaches and a place where athletic directors flock to feed the coaching carrousel.

Each spring dozens of universities fire their head coach or are in the market for a new one when theirs swims away to a bigger pond. Some major programs in the midst of regime changes this year include Georgia Tech, Missouri, North Carolina State, Oklahoma and Tennessee.

In the future, Tad Boyle's name will be the subject of speculation when prominent head coaching positions become available.

Colorado's head coach is already a "hot" name in the business after building the program at Northern Colorado from scratch and leading the Buffs to a school-record 24 wins during his first season in Boulder.

"I love CU, I love Colorado, my family loves it," Boyle said during an interview with the Camera after the Buffs' ride ended with a loss to Alabama in the National Invitation Tournament semifinals in New York last week. "There's a lot of things we feel very, very good about. I don't even worry about that stuff. It doesn't even enter my mind.

"You hear things and people tell you things. I'm just fortunate to be the head coach of Colorado and I don't feel any different than I did on April 19 last year when they hired me. This is where I want to be."

Coaches and lying usually go together like the pick-and-roll. But you get the sense that the down-to-earth Boyle really does view CU as a "dream job" because he's a Colorado native who believes this program is a sleeping giant.

Former CU head coach Jeff Bzdelik built a strong foundation before bolting for Wake Forest a year ago. Athletic director Mike Bohn's commitment to a new practice facility and the move to the Pac-12 has also made the CU head coaching job much more attractive than it was five years ago.

"It's certainly a better job and it is a different job," Boyle said. "With our new practice facility coming on board and the commitment and investment that our administration has made, it's a much better situation."

The Buffs will lose seniors Cory Higgins, Levi Knutson and Marcus Relphorde to graduation. All-Big 12 guard Alec Burks might leave school after his sophomore year and enter the NBA Draft.

The reality of the situation is that CU isn't in a position to reload without missing a beat like Kansas and Kentucky do.

But Boyle and his staff have been received very well on the recruiting trail and hope to get the Buffs to a point where they are a deep, balanced team that is consistently in position to play in the NCAA Tournament.

Once you're invited to the Big Dance, as the last three weeks have proven, anything can happen.

"We've got everything we need to be successful. Next year is a new year. What I want to do is build a program that can sustain success," Boyle said. "I don't want to have a year where you're losing 80 percent of your production in one year. That makes it difficult the following year.

"Once we're able to put some recruiting classes together back-to-back-to-back and redshirt some kids, then I'll say, 'OK, it's a different job.' "