Michael Lewis to Butler, Robert Goff to Marshall

Two items of note so far today:

Looks like former Hoosier Michael Lewis is headed to Butler to fill out the Bulldogs’ coaching staff. Lewis has been at Loyola of Chicago for three weeks, but previously worked at Eastern Illinois.

The Star’s David Woods wrote the move was about recruiting.

Butler coach Brad Stevens sought someone to recruit as effectively as Micah Shrewsberry, who left for Purdue.

Lewis, 33, is considered an outstanding recruiter. He was at Eastern Illinois for six years before taking a position at Loyola. A Loyola spokesman said the university declined formal comment on Lewis’ short tenure there.

Robert Goff, who has been pursued by Indiana multiple times during his career, will sign with Marshall, FoxSports.com’s Jeff Goodman reported. Goff previously signed with Oklahoma, but was let out of his letter of intent after Jeff Capel left the school. It did not appear that Indiana was recruiting Goff since that happened.

UPDATE, 4:17 p.m.: Dustin Dopirak here. Just spoke to Hutchinson (Kan.) Community College coach Steve Eck. He said Goff’s connection to Marshall was assistant coach Mark Cline, who had worked at Oklahoma under Jeff Capel and recruited Goff there. Eck said he was not aware if Indiana had attempted to contact Goff since Goff got a release for his letter of intent.

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  1. I had hoped Goff would come to IU. I think he could meet a huge immediate need without tying up a scholarship for too long. Oh, well.

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