So apparently there's been a lot of smoke recently via multiple sites (247, CatsIllustrated/Rivals, etc) that Cincy's Butch Jones may have agreed in principal to a deal with UK that will be announced after December 1st.
As of today there's been a wave of rumors coming out of Cincy that he has removed his name from consideration. But there's been no official confirmation of that.
Barnhart is playing all of this really, really close to the vest so I don't know that anyone really knows what the next move will be if Jones turns UK down.
ETA: I will say the one consistent rumor has been that part of UK's package is a significant increase in the financial commitment to Kentucky Football. No specifics have been released but any of the local talking heads have mentioned that it's a really sweet deal. Fulmer eluded to this in a recent interview after he spoke with some UK people.
This post was edited on 11/21 at 1:16 pm