Wednesday is Mike Brey's 64th birthday, and he won't be spending it being introduced as the new coach at South Florida after all.
Brey told ESPN on Tuesday that he interviewed at USF for their vacancy but was not offered the job. Brey said he's going to take time off from coaching and pursue TV opportunities.
A report from BullsInsider.com on Monday said that Brey was about to be named the new coach at USF. The Bulls are looking to replace Brian Gregory, fired after six seasons and a 79-105 mark.
Brey and Notre Dame announced Jan. 19 that the 2022-23 season would be his last, with the coach saying the Irish needed a "new voice."
While many couched his exit as a retirement, Brey told Stadium a month later that he was "definitely not done coaching."
Brey compiled a 483-280 record at Notre Dame, making him the winningest coach in the program's 119-year basketball history. He also had a 99-52 record in five seasons at Delaware prior to joining Notre Dame.
Brey guided the Fighting Irish to the NCAA Tournament on 13 occasions, one fewer than Digger Phelps. Brey twice coached Notre Dame to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament (2015, 2016).
--Field Level Media