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Tracking Potential Head Coach Candidates for KU Football - Week 2

Keeping an eye on potential Beaty replacements throughout the season.

NCAA Football: Eastern Michigan at Northern Illinois Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

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.

A couple of these guys had big weeks! Chris Creighton and Eastern Michigan went to West Lafayette to knock of Purdue, while Willie Fritz and Tulane destroyed some crappy school I’ve never heard of, Nicholls State, 42-17.

Anyway. Houston also had a giant win over Arizona, but Applewhite’s buyout is one of the larger ones on this list, and I’m not convinced he’s a realistic candidate due to cost.

Kansas Football Coach Tracker

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 2-0 W vs ARIZ 45-18
Tim Beck 52 OC Texas 800 K Unk 1-1 W vs Tulsa 28-21
Craig Bohl 60 HC Wyoming 1.4 M 6.5 M 1-2 L at MIZZ 40-13
Neal Brown 38 HC Troy 800 K 2.8 M 1-1 W vs FAMU 59-7
Troy Calhoun 51 HC Air Force 885 K Unk 1-1 L at FAU 33-27
Matt Canada 46 OC Maryland 650 K 225 K 2-0 W at BGSU 45-14
Jason Candle 38 HC Toledo 1 M 2 M 1-0 Bye
Chris Creighton 49 HC Eastern Michigan 450 K 500 K 2-0 W at PUR 20-19
Dave Doeren 46 HC NC State 3 M 6 M 2-0 W vs GA ST 41-7
Mike Elko 41 DC Texas A&M 1.8 M Unk 1-1 L vs CLEM 28-26
Willie Fritz 58 HC Tulane 1.2 M Unk 1-1 W vs Nicholls 42-17
Jim Harbaugh 54 HC Michigan 7 M 20.5 M 1-1 W vs WMU 49-3
Doc Holliday 61 HC Marshall 760 K 725 K 2-0 W vs EKU 32-16
Lane Kiffin 43 HC Florida Atlantic 950 K 2.5 M 1-1 W vs AF 33-27
Jim Leonhard 35 DC Wisconsin 600 K Unk 2-0 W vs UNM 45-14
Seth Littrell 40 HC North Texas 900 K 3.3 M 2-0 W vs Inc Word 58-16
Jeff Monken 51 HC Army 930 K Unk 1-1 W vs Army 38-14
Ken Niumatalolo 53 HC Navy 2 M Unk 1-1 W vs MEM 22-21
Mike Norvell 36 HC Memphis 2.6 M 4.3 M 1-1 L at Navy 22-21
Scott Satterfield 45 HC Appalachian St 675 K 1.7 M 1-1 W at CHAR 45-9
Jeff Tedford 56 HC Fresno St 1.58 M 1.5 M 1-1 L at MINN 21-14
Ed Warriner 57 OL Michigan 525 K None 1-1 W vs WMU 49-3
Frank Wilson 44 HC UTSA 900 K 1.2 M 0-2 L vs BAY 37-20
Mike Yurcich 42 OC Oklahoma State 800 K Unk 2-0 W vs USA 55-13

Specific guys that I’m keeping an eye on (who I think are affordable for KU) include Tim Beck, Neal Brown, Jason Candle, Chris Creighton, Willie Fritz, Jeff Monken, and Jeff Tedford. I would have to say those are my top 7 candidates. Obviously, Jim Harbaugh goes to the top of that list if Michigan is dumb and fires him after they go 8-5 again this year.

Thoughts? Suggestions? Is there anyone not on the list that you would like to track?