Contrary to the rampant speculation on Friday, Frank Martin has not taken the South Carolina head coaching job. In fact, Martin was adamant he hasn't even talked to anyone yet.
From Kellis Robinett:
Text from Frank Martin: "I have not talked 2 anyone."— Kellis Robinett (@KellisRobinett) March 23, 2012
And while it may be true that Martin has yet to talk to South Carolina or any other school in the market for a new head coach, that doesn't mean he won't in the future. The Gamecocks appear to be targeting Martin, and have reportedly reached out to Kansas State for permission to contact him.
South Carolina reaches out to K-State, asks permission to speak with Frank Martin about USC vacancy. Details coming on Sportingnews.com.— Michael DeCourcy (@tsnmike) March 23, 2012
Martin is, and has been, a hot commodity in the coaching world, so none of this should be a surprise. Now, if he does take the South Carolina job -- if things even progress that far -- it would be a bit of an eye-opener.