Sources: Buzz Williams will leave Marquette to coach at Virginia Tech

By: CBS Sports Email
By: CBS Sports Email

(CBS News) Buzz Williams is leaving Marquette to be the head coach at Virginia Tech, a source confirmed to CBSSports.com on Friday afternoon.

A formal announcement is expected soon.

Williams made five NCAA Tournaments in six seasons at Marquette and advanced to the Sweet 16 three times, point being that he's nowhere close to the so-called hot seat. But the breakup of the Big East has changed the nature of the Marquette job, and the school is still without an AD, meaning Williams has no idea who his boss might be in a year. That uncertainty was enough to make Williams jump to Virginia Tech, sources told CBSSports.com. Simply put, he was ready to bounce and was willing to take the best job he could get right now.

The Hokies fired James Johnson earlier this week after two years.

They finished 2-16 in the ACC this season.

Former UCLA coach Ben Howland is expected to be involved at Marquette.


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