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Tracking Potential Head Coach Candidates for KU Football - Week 5

No one knows what Jeff Long is thinking, but we’re keeping an eye on potential Beaty replacements throughout the season.

Troy v Nebraska Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images

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

Name Age Position School Salary Buyout 2018 Last Week
Name Age Position School Salary Buyout 2018 Last Week
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.