Top of list in my opinion is Fresno State’s Kalen DeBoer
1. Innovative offensive coach
2. Work done with Jake Haener is stunning
3. Hiring him may help keep players from transferring as Haener can vouch for him.
4. A winner that won multiple championships at the NAIA level
5. Quick turnaround at Fresno State
6. Recruiting Contacts in California and younger with more energy to recruit
7. Head Coach experience is mandatory
8. Had Jeff Tedford as a mentor
Other names being discussed.
BYU’s Kalani Sitake – Can’t get out my head that I saw him run a fake punt at 4th and 12 from his own 2 yard line and the worse part it was a handoff into the middle that gained a yard and the opposition scored a touchdown on the next play
Nevada’s Jay Norvell – Good candidate – headed for ASU? Has a lot of experience and has done a good job at Nevada but 58, I think we need someone younger with energy to aggressively recruit.
California’s Justin Wilcox – Good Candidate – two issues recruiting as he tends not to have an outgoing personality and Cal’s offense has been putrid.
Jeff Choate- I like him, and he can recruit, but the performance of the Texas defense this year has been nothing but a total calamity. I wondering if the Lake and Pete K. scheme has been solved by offenses.
Oregon OC Joe Moorhead – his experience as Head Coach of Miss State was really lackluster.
San Jose State’s Brent Brennan- good job at San Jose State, but the bloom is off San Jose States’ rebuilding.
UCLA’s Chip Kelly – No! Interesting football mind but arrogant and really does not like recruiting.
Dave Clawson – has done a stupendous job at Wake Forest. Innovative offense. Solid candidate.
Alex Grinch – no background as a head coach and his defense at Oklahoma improved but still has lots of questions. Promoting a hot shot Defensive Coordinator not the way to go again.
Doug Pedersen – NO- we need a college background and someone with the energy to recruit.
Central Michigan head coach Jim McElwain – failed at Florida
Orlondo Steinauer Hamilton Tiger Cats – from Seattle – done a really solid job in the Canadian Football League – intriguing.
Jamey Chadwell Coastal Carolina – Innovative offensive mind – done wonders with Coastal.