Report: Grant a leading candidate for UA job

The Mobile Press-Register is reporting that Anthony Grant is now a leading candidate to land the Alabama Crimson Tide coaching job.

According to the Press-Register, “The Crimson Tide has identified Grant as a finalist in the search to replace Mark Gottfried, sources told the Press-Register today. UA officials are also thought to maintain interest in a small number of other prominent coaches such as Missouri’s Mike Anderson, Southern Cal’s Tim Floyd and Minnesota’s Tubby Smith.”

Earlier today, the Tuscaloosa News reported that Alabama would likely contact the VCU coach about the vacant basketball job.

One word of caution, the Rap Sheet reports there is no leading candidate in the coaching search.