What's the latest on your favorite coaching candidate? I've given 1 to 5 stars for the possibility of Joe Q. Headcoach being named the head of the Cyclone Football team.
|Candidate||Amount of Buzz?|
|Dave Baliff, Rice HC||
Rarely mentioned in connection with opening.
|Gary Barnett, former Colorado HC||
Rivals Radio reports he is a favorite.
|Terry Bowden, former Auburn HC||
Daddy's touting him, no one else, though.
|Troy Calhoun, Air Force HC||
Would be a top hire, still, little chatter around him.
|Bill Cubit, Western Michigan HC||
Solid midmajor coach, little connection.
|Joe DeForest, Oklahoma State AHC||
Nothing new since CycloneSportsReport story.
|Bobby Elliott, former SDSU DC||
Not a realistic target.
|Phillip Fulmer, former Tennessee HC||
Mentioned by Cotlar, while others vehemently deny he's a candidate.
|Todd Graham, Tulsa HC||
Early favorite has not been discussed the last couple of days.
|Pat Hill, Fresno State HC||
Denied interest (just like he did for UW job, which he interviewed for.)
|Steve Loney, StL Rams OL Coach||
Local favorite, likely didn't even get interviewed.
|Gus Malzahn, Tulsa OC||
|Glen Mason, former Minnesota HC||
Reportedly a favorite of Pollard, but no credible connections.
|Tim Murphy, Harvard HC||
Today's new flavor, shopping himself for the position.
|Jay Norvell, Oklahoma OC||
Likely interview candidate, not likely to get job.
|Gary Patterson, TCU HC||
Obvious top target. Don't push him out of picture yet.
|Mike Stoops, Arizona HC||
Reports already have him taking job and working out contract details. This year's Brian Kelly?
|Tommy Tuberville, Auburn HC||
Unlikely revenge hiring. Unless he's bored.
|Brent Venables, Oklahoma DC||
Reportedly contacted by Pollard. But would we go with another coordinator?
We're hearing so much about Stoops, that I'll almost be surprised if it is him. While Patterson remains my favorite choice (kinda like Chizik was last time), Stoops does seem like one of the more acceptable options of the 19 I've listed. He has BCS head coaching experience, has had luck recruiting (to Tucson, albeit), has a knowledge of the Big 12, is a name coach, and has slowly started to rebuild Arizona.
I wish I had some legitimate knowledge about what was going on (hell, e-mail me if you do), but I'm not sure anyone does.