MOSCOW, Idaho – Since he was fired at Washington State on Nov. 29, Paul Wulff has savored the extra time with his family. But he’s also racked up serious frequent-flyer miles.
Wulff has visited NFL teams, gone to the NFL combine and Senior Bowl and watched spring practices at three Pac-12 schools and programs in the Southeast. All the traveling was an attempt to soak in as much football knowledge as possible.
Friday night, Wulff spoke to The Spokesman-Review while watching Idaho’s final spring scrimmage at the Kibbie Dome. He and his wife, Sherry, decided to bring their two sons to Moscow after he spoke with former WSU assistant and current UI receivers coach Mike Levenseller earlier in the day.
The former WSU and Eastern Washington football coach said the time off has given him a chance to be a spectator on the sidelines for the first time since he entered coaching.
“I’ve actually never had this opportunity to go to this many places, and it’s been really helpful just to see different things,” said Wulff, who still lives in Pullman.
“So I’ve probably learned more in the last month than I could have in a lot of other situations.”
Wulff said he’s open to another head coaching job. Yet he’s also intrigued by having a “group of players (to coach) than manage the whole team,” he said.
“Not that I’m not open to a head coaching job,” he said. “I would be. But this time I want to make sure the situation’s healthy if I can have that choice and go to a good, positive situation.”
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