from Andy Katz:
Former St. John's coach Mike Jarvis met with Florida Atlantic athletic director Craig Angelos on Wednesday but hadn't been offered the head coaching job as of late Wednesday night. Jarvis, a Boca Raton resident, interviewed for the Stanford job, too.
Jarvis desperately wants to get back into coaching after spending the past four years dabbling in television. Jarvis was fired after six games into the 2003-04 season amid NCAA issues dealing with an ineligible player. St. John's placed itself on two years probation and took itself out of the 2005 postseason.
Jarvis has had plenty of success during his career, leading Boston University to the NCAAs twice, George Washington four times (including a Sweet 16) and St. John's three times (including an Elite Eight in his first season after taking over for current ESPN analyst Fran Fraschilla). But if Jarvis gets the FAU gig, replacing Rex Walters who went to the University of San Francisco, then it would arguably be his toughest job to date. Making FAU a factor in the Sun Belt isn't an easy chore. FAU was 8-10 in the Sun Belt last season and 15-18 overall, but the league has some decent powers in Western Kentucky (Sweet 16) and South Alabama (NCAA first round last season).