|Written by Chris Vannini|
Posted by: Chris Vannini on November 29, 2012
Coaching rumors can cause all sorts of problems for those involved.
Already in the past few weeks, some coaches have had to confirm or deny rumors about them moving all over the country, while many just stay silent.
What's the right course of action?
SiriusXM College Sports Nation show co-host Rick Neuheisel said there really isn't a right answer, and reflected on his interest with the San Francisco 49ers when he was at Washington in the early 2000s.
Neuheisel said he told his athletic director and wanted to keep things a secret, but that usually doesn't happen.
"She said, 'Let's keep it out of the media,' and I wanted to keep it out of the media," Neuheisel said. "All of a sudden, there was a reporter in the airport, so I told him I was there to play some golf, and it blew up in my face. Absolutely blew up in my face. So I've been mad at myself ever since.
"I don't know what you do as a coach other than say nothing. That's what you say. You don't answer any questions."
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