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Posted: Sunday, December 2, 2012 3:33 pm | Updated: 12:54 am, Mon Dec 3, 2012.

Cincinnati head coach Butch Jones arrived on campus at 11:38 a.m. Sunday morning to interview with athletic director Morgan Burke for the Purdue football coaching vacancy.

Burke departed from Purdue at 10:14 a.m. Sunday morning to fly on a Purdue-Trustees owned plane to Middletown, Ohio to pick Jones up and bring him back to West Lafayette.

Jones, the 2011 Big EAST Coach-of-the-Year, has been perceived as Purdue's top target. In the last two seasons at Cincinnati, the 44-year old has gone 19-6 and won back-to-back conference titles.

Jones declined to comment on other coaching jobs after Cincinnati's Big EAST title-clinching victory over Connecticut Saturday, saying "this is a night for the kids and for our football program."

The third-year Cincinnati head coach left Purdue at approximately 3:30 p.m. on a plane to an unknown location. Jones came to Purdue with his wife and dropped back at the airport by Purdue athletic director Morgan Burke. 

The Saugatuck, Mich. native is expected to meet with University of Colorado officials Monday for its head coaching vacancy, according to the Denver Post.

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