No, I’ve a hunch Bagel is Obama’s scam to win on someone worse. They never turn down two in a row. Put up a stool pigeon first and then your real choice whose serious flaws will be whitewashed by both sides.
Michele Flournoy or Ashton Carter are names mentioned as backup in the event of a Hagel fail.
My guess is the original plan was for Rice at State and Kerry at Defense. At least we dodged that bullet.