Updated at 1:03 p.m., Friday, January 4, 2008
June Jones meeting with SMU tomorrow
By Stephen Tsai
Advertiser Staff Writer
Jones said SMU has not made an official offer, but one is expected during tomorrow's meeting. Jones said most of the contact has been between SMU and his agent, Leigh Steinberg, who was not immediately available for comment today.
Jones acknowledged that Steinberg received an offer from UH last night.
He would not comment on the UH offer but national reports have stated that SMU is willing to offer up to $2 million a year to Jones to succeed Phil Bennett, who was fired 10 weeks ago.
Jones' salary, which is set to expire June 30, is $800,016 per year.
Jones said he met with UH President David McClain yesterday and today with athletic director Herman Frazier and later with UH-Manoa Chancellor Virginia Hinshaw.
Jones is expected to return to Hawai'i on Sunday or Monday.
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