TUSCALOOSA – Virginia Commonwealth coach Anthony Grant arrived on a private jet Wednesday at 10:15 a.m., beginning a whirlwind stay in rainy Tuscaloosa that lasted more than nine hours and included interviews with University of Alabama President Robert Witt and Athletics Director Mal Moore.
Grant had an impressive visit with UA officials, and the intention was to extend him a job offer before he stepped on the plane to Richmond at 7:45 p.m., a source with knowledge of the UA search said. Alabama did not expect an answer from Grant on Wednesday.
The 42-year-old Miami native and former Florida assistant is the leading candidate to replace Mark Gottfried. The News has previously reported that the job is Grant’s if he wants it.