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
|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?