Mike Brey says he's staying at Notre Dame, won't come coach at Maryland

A report out of Chicago says that Notre Dame head coach Mike Brey is pulling himself out of the running for the head coaching job at Maryland.

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Brian Hamilton of the Chicago Tribune said Sunday that the newspaper received a text message from Brey that simply read "No meetings. Go Irish!" when asked if he'd be meeting with Terrapin athletic officials.

Bray is the second coach in 24 hours to spurn Maryland. Late Saturday night, Arizona head coach Sean Miller signed an extension with the school after a strong courtship from Maryland AD Kevin Anderson.

Anderson traveled to Las Vegas on Saturday to meet with Miller, the 2011 Pac-10 Coach of the Year, but Miller ultimately opted to stay in Tucson.

Meanwhile, sources within the Maryland athletic department tell ABC7 that they were convinced that Sean Miller would be the next head coach at Maryland. When Miller refused the Terps offer and instead accepted an extension at Arizona, they were certainly surprised, if not shocked.

The search continues and expands. Pittsburgh head coach Jamie Dixon and Villanova head coach Jay Wright have been suggested by several prominent alums. Anderson is in complete control and continues his search, but knows it's getting late quickly.

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