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Duke guard Greg Paulus worked out for the NFL's Green Bay Packers this week. Now comes news that he is weighing whether to play football at Michigan next season. Paulus was a standout quarterback at Christian Brothers Academy in Syracuse, N.Y., before playing basketball at Duke, and he would have one year of football eligibility remaining if he chose to play in college. Michigan's quarterback situation can best be described as dicey, with freshmen Tate Forcier and Denard Robinson challenging Nick Sheridan, who has a leg injury, for the starting spot. 1:11 P.M. UPDATE: Duke football coach David Cutcliffe has offered Paulus a tryout at wide receiver.

Chris Mack, an assistant at Xavier under Sean Miller, was named the Musketeers' new head coach. Miller left Xavier to take the Arizona job. Mack was an assistant for the Musketeers for five seasons, and also played at the Cincinnati school. Xavier has won three straight Atlantic 10 regular season titles and advanced to the Sweet 16 this season.

Isiah Thomas reaction: Greg Cote of the Miami Herald wrote, "For once Tuesday, FIU didn't stand for Forgotten-Ignored-Undercovered," but that hiring Thomas is "a risk that seems focused on a near-sighted goal of temporary publicity rather than a far-sighted aim of rebuilding a moribund program to last." Dave Hyde of the South Florida Sun Sentinel was even less kind, opening his column with, "They've got to be joking."

Syracuse Coach Jim Boeheim says star point guard Jonny Flynn's status is "kind of up in the air." However, WIVB television in Buffalo says that Flynn will sign with agent Leon Rose today and enter the NBA draft.

Swingman Dar Tucker, one of the few bright sports for a DePaul team that went winless in Big East play this season, will test the NBA draft waters. Tucker averaged 18.5 points and five rebounds as a sophomore last season. There's some confusion over whether Tucker will hire an agent: The Associated Press and the school say he will, but the Chicago Tribune says he won't, at least not yet.

By Matt Bonesteel  |  April 15, 2009; 10:01 AM ET
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I guess people are ready for him up in a2...

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Posted by: dxcrunner | April 15, 2009 11:42 PM

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