Jack Murphy fulfilled a dream when he was named Northern Arizona's coach in 2012. He led the Lumberjacks through some ups and downs, was excited about the upcoming season.
Then his phone rang.
On the other line was Arizona coach Sean Miller. The two Grand Canyon State coaches have known each other for years, so when Miller started talking about the vacant associate head coaching job on his staff in Tucson, Murphy figured he would be asked his opinion about a candidate.