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.
Neal Brown’s Troy team continues to march through their schedule, while Eastern Michigan suffered yet another overtime defeat. That’s six OT games for Chris Creighton in the last two years, all losses.
Army picked up a rather impressive win considering what Buffalo has done so far this season. No doubt they were pissed about letting that Oklahoma game get away from them. Meanwhile, Seth Littrell and North Texas suffered their first defeat of 2018.
Of these 25 guys, only six have losing records after five weeks, which makes me think I’ve got some good candidates on here. Unfortunately, it looks like the dream Michigan firing Jim Harbaugh after an 8-5 season (or worse) is dead, but we’ll leave him on here for now.
Once again, in alphabetical order:
Potential Coaches Wk 5
|Major Applewhite||40||HC||Houston||1.5 M||4.5 M||3-1||Bye|
|Tim Beck||52||OC||Texas||800 K||Unk||4-1||W @ KSU 19-14|
|Craig Bohl||60||HC||Wyoming||1.4 M||6.5 M||2-3||L vs Boise 34-14|
|Neal Brown||38||HC||Troy||800 K||2.8 M||4-1||W vs CCar 45-21|
|Troy Calhoun||51||HC||Air Force||885 K||Unk||1-3||L vs NEV 28-25|
|Matt Canada||46||OC||Maryland||650 K||225 K||3-1||Bye|
|Jason Candle||38||HC||Toledo||1 M||2 M||2-2||L @ Fresno 49-27|
|Chris Creighton||49||HC||Eastern Michigan||450 K||500 K||2-3||L vs NIU 26-23 OT|
|Dave Doeren||46||HC||NC State||3 M||6 M||4-0||W vs UVA 35-21|
|Mike Elko||41||DC||Texas A&M||1.8 M||Unk||3-2||W vs ARK 24-17|
|Willie Fritz||58||HC||Tulane||1.2 M||Unk||2-3||W vs MEM 40-24|
|Jim Harbaugh||54||HC||Michigan||7 M||20.5 M||4-1||W @ NW 20-17|
|Doc Holliday||61||HC||Marshall||760 K||725 K||3-1||W @ WKU 20-17|
|Lane Kiffin||43||HC||Florida Atlantic||950 K||2.5 M||2-3||L @ MTSU 25-24|
|Jim Leonhard||35||DC||Wisconsin||600 K||Unk||3-1||Bye|
|Seth Littrell||40||HC||North Texas||900 K||3.3 M||4-1||L vs LaTech 29-27|
|Jeff Monken||51||HC||Army||930 K||Unk||3-2||W @ BUFF 42-13|
|Ken Niumatalolo||53||HC||Navy||2 M||Unk||2-2||Bye|
|Mike Norvell||36||HC||Memphis||2.6 M||4.3 M||3-2||L @ Tulane 40-24|
|Scott Satterfield||45||HC||Appalachian St||675 K||1.7 M||3-1||W vs USA 52-7|
|Jeff Tedford||56||HC||Fresno St||1.58 M||1.5 M||3-1||W vs TOL 49-27|
|Ed Warriner||57||OL||Michigan||525 K||None||3-1||W @ NW 20-17|
|Frank Wilson||44||HC||UTSA||900 K||1.2 M||2-3||W vs UTEP 30-21|
|Mike Yurcich||42||OC||Oklahoma State||800 K||Unk||4-1||W @ KU 48-28|
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.
Names of coaches that are currently unemployed include Les Miles, Bret Bielema, and Todd Graham. 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.