Anyone with any knowledge of the collegiate sports world would know that the Oregon distance position is one of the best, if not the best in all the country. As coach of the Ducks you will get great recruits without working hard, you will be able to give them smaller scholarships since they want to compete at Hayward Field, and you have unlimited funds to work with. It is simply the best of the best position. Then why have so many top coaches who have been contacted about the position not take a chance? It says a lot about what is going on behind the doors. Oregon is floating around a HUGE salary but coaches who are making 50% less, or even 65% less are not biting. This says a lot. As was stated somewhere else on this message board, Robert Johnson did his due diligence by calling/contacting all the top distance coaches in the country to determine who might want the job. When they didn't want the job they told him of folks he should contact. Those folks backed out. It has to be one of the most interesting situations in the last many years. Anyone who goes to Oregon will become "the" best distance coach in the country by many in the media. So why is it still open and a very large number of folks turned it down?