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.
Major Applewhite continues to impress, as does Seth Littrell, Jeff Tedford, Jeff Monken, and Neal Brown. Dave Doeren’s Wolfpack suffered an upset loss on the road at Syracuse, and Navy’s season continues its tailspin.
Once again, in alphabetical order:
Potential Coaches Week 9
|Major Applewhite||40||HC||Houston||1.75 M||2.1 M||7-1||W vs USF 57-36|
|Tim Beck||52||OC||Texas||800 K||Unk||6-2||L @ Okla St 38-35|
|Craig Bohl||60||HC||Wyoming||1.4 M||8 M||3-6||W @ CSU 34-21|
|Neal Brown||38||HC||Troy||810 K||2.9 M||6-2||W vs USA 38-17|
|Troy Calhoun||51||HC||Air Force||885 K||Unk||3-5||L vs Boise 48-38|
|Matt Canada||46||OC||Maryland||650 K||225 K||5-3||W vs Illini 63-33|
|Jason Candle||38||HC||Toledo||1.1 M||3.5 M||4-4||W @ WMU 51-24|
|Chris Creighton||49||HC||Eastern Michigan||460 K||950 K||4-5||L vs Army 37-22|
|Dave Doeren||46||HC||NC State||3 M||6.1 M||5-2||L @ SYR 51-41|
|Mike Elko||41||DC||Texas A&M||1.8 M||Unk||5-3||L @ Miss St 28-13|
|Willie Fritz||58||HC||Tulane||1.6 M||Unk||3-5||W @ Tulsa 24-17|
|Doc Holliday||61||HC||Marshall||760 K||1.9 M||5-2||Bye|
|Lane Kiffin||43||HC||Florida Atlantic||1 M||2.8 M||3-5||L vs LaTech 21-13|
|Jim Leonhard||35||DC||Wisconsin||600 K||Unk||5-3||L @ NW 31-17|
|Seth Littrell||40||HC||North Texas||1.4 M||4.4 M||7-2||W vs Rice 41-17|
|Jeff Monken||51||HC||Army||930 K||Unk||6-2||W @ EMU 37-22|
|Ken Niumatalolo||53||HC||Navy||2.1 M||Unk||2-6||L vs ND 44-22|
|Mike Norvell||36||HC||Memphis||2.6 M||7.4 M||4-4||Bye|
|Scott Satterfield||45||HC||Appalachian St||712 K||2.1 M||5-2||L @ GSU 34-14|
|Jeff Tedford||56||HC||Fresno St||1.5 M||5.4 M||7-1||W vs HAW 50-20|
|Ed Warriner||57||OL||Michigan||525 K||None||7-1||Bye|
|Frank Wilson||44||HC||UTSA||1.1 M||3.5 M||3-5||Bye|
|Mike Yurcich||42||OC||Oklahoma State||800 K||Unk||5-3||W vs Tex 38-35|
I’ve changed up the order of my personal favorites, but not the candidates: Neal Brown, Seth Littrell, Jeff Monken, Jeff Tedford, Major Applewhite, Chris Creighton, Willie Fritz, Tim Beck. KU fans should be happy if any of these guys end up in Lawrence at the end of the year.
I think Doeren’s buyout is too high for him to be a realistic option (ditto Mike Norvell). Additionally, I’m not convinced that even following a bad year that Ken Niumatalolo would leave Navy after turning down BYU and Arizona in recent years. Also, I think Scott Satterfield is an App State lifer.
Washington State DC Tracy Claeys was mentioned in the comments in last week’s article. I’m not interested in Claeys mainly because of how his tenure ended at Minnesota; after taking over for Jerry Kill, he was fired following public outrage over a player-led boycott and his comments regarding 10 suspended players accused of sexual assault.
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 Bob Stoops! LMAO) and recent tweets indicate Mark Mangino may be looking to get back on the sidelines as well.
The Rumor Mill
Nothing new since last week on my end; have any of you seen any interesting tweets?