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Whenever a coach is let go, fans like to dream big.
No one, however, envisioned a big fish like Jay Wright on the radar.
Yet the rumor mill persists. All over social media and subscription websites, the rumblings are abundant that Wright may actually shock everyone by jumping ship and heading to Blacksburg.
David Teel and others report that Wright has been contacted primarily as a consultant only but who knows where that relationship may end. Wright and Athletic Director Jim Weaver know each other from their days at UNLV and while this may prove to be a pipe dream, that relationship give Hokie fans a ray of hope.
Villanova's head coach has made the Wildcats a force in the loaded Big East conference. Prior to this season, Wright had made seven straight tournament appearances in the Big Dance with four Sweet Sixteens and a Final Four to boot.
With an overall record of 213-115, Wright would be an incredible hire for Virginia Tech and instantly bring credibility to a program mired in the ACC with other second-tier teams.
Some wonder if Wright may not be posturing to secure a heftier pay day from Villanova and Virginia Tech would have to shell out more than the nearly $2 million a year to secure him.
However, that money would be some of the best spent in school history. Wright is a proven commodity and one of the few names that would justify just how this entire ugly closing chapter went down.
While few believe this could happen, he does represent the best option out there.
Courting Wright is one thing, but can Weaver get the biggest commitment of his tenure?