I believe it's coincidence, people read too much shite into things like this.
It is interesting though because it tells me some things.
1. Jeff long is doing well by the university
2. Jeff Long hasn't dropped the ball on the coaching hire. (I won't say he's made a hier yet yet but he has definitely done enough to make the powers that be happy.
3. The JLS experiment had surprising results to everyone in the know.
4. The bobby petrino situation was handled with the universities best interest in mind
5. His contract was up for review.