Earlier today, the football world was taken aback by a report that former Dallas Cowboys coach was being considered for the Stanford Cardinal's head coaching vacancy.
Rumored to have been a "finalist" for the job at the time, credibility has since been lent to the idea that this pairing may come to fruition.
According to a report from Sports Illustrated's Pat Forde, Garrett was seen on the school's Palo Alto campus today. Forde added that Stanford is expected to conclude its search for a new coach by end of week.
In stark contrast to hires such as Nebraska's signing of Matt Rhule, which was the subject of rumors for weeks, football fans were floored with the sudden nature of Garrett-to-Stanford reports.
The Garrett rumors have enough momentum behind them that prominent athletes like Dak Prescott have offered their two cents on the potential match.
Of the rumored hiring, Prescott said "I hope he [Garrett] gets it. I’m willing to talk to anyone I can to endorse him. I think he’d be huge for a program like that."
Before we close the book on this signing and assume it's official, it would be wise to consider other candidates that Stanford is speaking to. Aside from Garrett, Stanford is reportedly in talks with Troy Taylor, a former NFL player who's been the head coach at Sacramento State since 2019.
Having amassed a cumulative 29-5 record as a head coach, Taylor seems to be an intriguing option if talks with Garrett fall through.