Three days after initial reports that Georgia defensive coordinator Mel Tucker will be named the new head football coach at Colorado, there is still nothing official.

As of Monday, CU had yet to make an announcement or even confirm the reports.

BuffZone.com reached Tucker by phone on Monday. He did not deny the reports, but simply said he couldn't comment on the situation.

"I wish I could, but I can't at the moment," he said.

The only word from CU throughout the search, which began Nov. 18, came Saturday, when an athletic department spokesman denied rumors of Tucker's imminent hire.

"(Athletic director Rick George) has not offered the head coaching position to anyone at this point; he is still in the discussion and evaluation stages and won't make a decision on a final candidate until early next week," the statement from CU read.

George is in New York early this week for the National Football Foundation banquet and Tuesday's College Football Hall of Fame dinner and won't return to Boulder until Wednesday. George was unable to be reached Monday and has not returned calls, texts or emails from BuffZone since the coaching search began more than two weeks ago.

CU is one of 17 Football Bowl Subdivision schools — and one of eight from a Power 5 conference — that has changed head coaches this season. Currently, CU is one of just five Power 5 teams with a vacancy, along with Georgia Tech, Kansas State, Louisville and Maryland.


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Notable

On Monday, the Pac-12 announced its all-academic teams. There were no CU players on the first or second teams, but several received honorable mention: quarterback Josh Goldin; offensive linemen Aaron Haigler, Tim Lynott and Colby Pursell; defensive back Lucas Cooper; defensive lineman Nico Magri; linebacker Carson Wells; and kicker Davis Price.

Contact staff writer Brian Howell at howellb@dailycamera.com or twitter.com/BrianHowell33