Standard Intro: As requested by the commentariat, I’ve put together a list of most of the potential head coaching candidates that we discussed here at RCT during the offseason. You can find the links to those articles here, and here is the first post and explanation for why so-and-so is or isn’t on the list.
Air Force had a VERY impressive win over Navy this past weekend, while North Texas and Fresno State continued to march on. And after starting 0-3, UTSA has now evened its season record.
The table below has been updated with the most recent salary information available from the annual USA Today salary database. For the most part, it’s bad news, as it only makes two of the coaches on our list more affordable (as compared to the numbers I had googled at the beginning of this series), Major Applewhite and Jim Harbaugh (although the dream of Michigan firing him after an 8-5 campaign is all but dead).
The buyouts are higher for Craig Bohl, Jason Candle, Chris Creighton, Doc Holliday, Lane Kiffin, Seth Littrell, Mike Norvell, Scott Satterfield, Jeff Tedford, and Frank Wilson.
Once again, in alphabetical order:
Potential Coaches Wk 6
|Major Applewhite||40||HC||Houston||1.75 M||2.1 M||4-1||W vs Tulsa 41-26|
|Tim Beck||52||OC||Texas||800 K||Unk||5-1||W vs OU 48-45|
|Craig Bohl||60||HC||Wyoming||1.4 M||8 M||2-4||L @ HAW 17-13|
|Neal Brown||38||HC||Troy||810 K||2.9 M||5-1||W vs GSU 37-20|
|Troy Calhoun||51||HC||Air Force||885 K||Unk||2-3||W vs Navy 35-7|
|Matt Canada||46||OC||Maryland||650 K||225 K||3-2||L @ Mich 42-21|
|Jason Candle||38||HC||Toledo||1.1 M||3.5 M||3-2||W vs BGSU 52-36|
|Chris Creighton||49||HC||Eastern Michigan||460 K||950 K||2-4||L @ WVU 27-24|
|Dave Doeren||46||HC||NC State||3 M||6.1 M||5-0||W vs BC 28-23|
|Mike Elko||41||DC||Texas A&M||1.8 M||Unk||4-2||W vs UK 20-14 OT|
|Willie Fritz||58||HC||Tulane||1.6 M||Unk||2-4||L @ Cinci 37-21|
|Jim Harbaugh||54||HC||Michigan||7.5 M||17.1 M||5-1||W vs Terps 42-21|
|Doc Holliday||61||HC||Marshall||760 K||1.9 M||3-2||L vs MTSU 34-24|
|Lane Kiffin||43||HC||Florida Atlantic||1 M||2.8 M||3-3||W vs ODU 52-33|
|Jim Leonhard||35||DC||Wisconsin||600 K||Unk||4-1||W vs NEB 41-24|
|Seth Littrell||40||HC||North Texas||1.4 M||4.4 M||5-1||W @ UTEP 27-24|
|Jeff Monken||51||HC||Army||930 K||Unk||3-2||Bye|
|Ken Niumatalolo||53||HC||Navy||2.1 M||Unk||2-3||L @ AF 35-7|
|Mike Norvell||36||HC||Memphis||2.6 M||7.4 M||4-2||W vs UConn 55-14|
|Scott Satterfield||45||HC||Appalachian St||712 K||2.1 M||3-1||Bye|
|Jeff Tedford||56||HC||Fresno St||1.5 M||5.4 M||4-1||W @ NEV 21-3|
|Ed Warriner||57||OL||Michigan||525 K||None||5-1||W vs Terps 42-21|
|Frank Wilson||44||HC||UTSA||1.1 M||3.5 M||3-3||W @ Rice 20-3|
|Mike Yurcich||42||OC||Oklahoma State||800 K||Unk||4-2||L vs ISU 48-42|
Once again, my personal list is as follows, in order of my favorites: Neal Brown, Jeff Tedford, Seth Littrell, Jeff Monken, Chris Creighton, Willie Fritz, Jason Candle, Tim Beck. Even though the buyouts are higher on some of these guys than I thought, I will still be ecstatic if Jeff Long pulls one of these guys.
It should also be noted that Bob Stitt, a dark-horse candidate in these circles the last time around, is currently an offensive analyst with Oklahoma State. Names of coaches that are currently unemployed include Les Miles, Bret Bielema, Todd Graham, and... Mark Mangino?
Watched a lot of college football today. Some was really great...but the bad was really bad. In fact, I saw things that were outright disappointing and makes me consider to get back on the sideline. I’m thinking?— Mark Mangino (@KeepSawinWood) October 7, 2018