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ESPN: Greg McDermott meeting with Ohio State officials

Huh.

NCAA Basketball: Providence at Creighton Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports

As the Ohio State Buckeyes continue their coaching search, a new name has popped up: Creighton Bluejays head coach Greg McDermott.

Jeff Goodman of ESPN had the news first.

While the interest on both sides may be legitimate, it’s also possible McDermott is looking for a raise. Big East coach contracts aren’t made public, but per this USA Today infographic, McDermott was the second-lowest paid head coach of the seven Big East NCAA Tournament teams this past offseason.

It’s worth pointing out, as well, that Creighton returns a lot of talent in Khyri Thomas, Marcus Foster, and others. Additionally, 247Sports has the Bluejays 2017 recruiting class as the 23rd best in the nation. Going to a significant rebuild at Ohio State would be quite a change.

Over the next few days, we should know one way or another if there’s significance to this rumored meeting.