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Gregg Marshall would only leave Wichita State for 'crazy offer'

Wichita State head coach Gregg Marshall said it would take a “crazy offer” for him to consider leaving for another school.
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Wichita State head coach Gregg Marshall said on The Jim Rome Show on Tuesday that it would take a "crazy offer" for him to consider leaving for another school.

Earlier this week, it was reported that Alabama is preparing to offer Marshall a contract worth more than $3 million to replace Anthony Grant as the team’s head coach.

Marshall said he was surprised by the report, but is only focused on Wichita State.

"I was a little shocked that that came out," Marshall said. "I have no idea where that came from, but it's really something I don't have to deal with. Right now it's just rumor and conjecture. I have not spoken to Alabama. I'm coaching my team, and that's what I'm going to do, hopefully, for another couple of weeks. And if Alabama is still interested in talking to us with some type of crazy offer at that time, then we will certainly entertain that, but it's going to take some type of crazy offer to get us to leave Wichita State."

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The Shockers beat Indiana and Kansas to advance to the Sweet 16. They will play Notre Dame at 7:15 p.m. ET in Cleveland on Thursday.

During his eight seasons at Wichita State, Marshall has compiled a 204-75 record and led the Shockers to the Final Four in 2013 as a No. 8 seed.

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