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Tracking Potential Head Coach Candidates for KU Football - Week 4

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

NCAA Football: Army at Oklahoma Mark D. Smith-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.

Our triple-option guys had some issues this weekend, with Army and Navy both suffering overtime defeats. However, Army’s loss at Oklahoma may be the most impressive showing we had this past weekend.

Eastern Michigan suffered yet another heartbreaking loss; of EMU’s 15 losses since the beginning of the 2016 campaign, 10 have been by less than one score (and 5 have gone to overtime). Even in defeat, I’m more and more impressed with Chris Creighton, especially if you consider what he came into in Ypsilanti.

Maryland is a surprising 3-1, at least, it’s surprising to me. And North Texas continues to win; Seth Littrell may have his pick of job offers at the end of this season.

Once again, in alphabetical order:

CFB Coaches Wk 4

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 W vs TxSo 70-14
Tim Beck 52 OC Texas 800 K Unk 3-1 W vs TCU 31-16
Craig Bohl 60 HC Wyoming 1.4 M 6.5 M 2-2 bye
Neal Brown 38 HC Troy 800 K 2.8 M 3-1 W @ ULM 35-27
Troy Calhoun 51 HC Air Force 885 K Unk 1-2 L @ USU 42-32
Matt Canada 46 OC Maryland 650 K 225 K 3-1 W vs MINN 42-13
Jason Candle 38 HC Toledo 1 M 2 M 2-1 W vs NEV 63-44
Chris Creighton 49 HC Eastern Michigan 450 K 500 K 2-2 L @ SDSU 23-20 OT
Dave Doeren 46 HC NC State 3 M 6 M 3-0 W @ MARSH 37-20
Mike Elko 41 DC Texas A&M 1.8 M Unk 2-2 L @ Bama 45-23
Willie Fritz 58 HC Tulane 1.2 M Unk 1-3 L @ Bucks 49-6
Jim Harbaugh 54 HC Michigan 7 M 20.5 M 3-1 W vs NEB 56-10
Doc Holliday 61 HC Marshall 760 K 725 K 2-1 L vs NCSU 37-20
Lane Kiffin 43 HC Florida Atlantic 950 K 2.5 M 2-2 L @ UCF 56-36
Jim Leonhard 35 DC Wisconsin 600 K Unk 3-1 W @ Iowa 28-17
Seth Littrell 40 HC North Texas 900 K 3.3 M 4-0 W @ Lib 47-7
Jeff Monken 51 HC Army 930 K Unk 2-2 L @ OU 28-21 OT
Ken Niumatalolo 53 HC Navy 2 M Unk 2-2 L @ SMU 31-30 OT
Mike Norvell 36 HC Memphis 2.6 M 4.3 M 3-1 W vs USA 52-35
Scott Satterfield 45 HC Appalachian St 675 K 1.7 M 2-1 W vs G-Webb 72-7
Jeff Tedford 56 HC Fresno St 1.58 M 1.5 M 2-1 bye
Ed Warriner 57 OL Michigan 525 K None 3-1 W vs NEB 56-10
Frank Wilson 44 HC UTSA 900 K 1.2 M 1-3 W vs TxSt 25-21
Mike Yurcich 42 OC Oklahoma State 800 K Unk 3-1 L vs TTU 41-17

Once again, my list is as follows, in order of my personal favorites: Neal Brown, Jeff Tedford, Seth Littrell, Jeff Monken, Chris Creighton, Willie Fritz, Jason Candle, Tim Beck.

And as always, 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.