Tracking Head Coach Candidates – Week 1

Keeping an eye on potential Beaty replacements throughout the season.

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.

What follows is a list of 24 candidates. Obviously, some are more likely than others, but I won’t be trying to judge their potential interest in KU (or vice versa).

Names you won’t find: Bret Bielema, Les Miles, Todd Graham. These guys are currently unemployed and won’t be winning or losing any football games this fall.

I tried to find buyout information because that will give you an idea of how much it would cost KU to get a guy. For example, if Jeff Long settled on Dave Doeren, he would have to come up with not only the $3M for Beaty’s buyout, but another $6M for NC State. Then, Kansas would probably have to pay him at least $3M per year (or more). What I’m saying is, I don’t know that KU is going to pony up $12M in one year for a football coach.

I added Jim Harbaugh in case Michigan is dumb and fires him after they go 8-5 again this year. I also added Ken Niumatalolo because what the hell, you never know.

Thoughts? Suggestions? Is there anyone not on the list that you would like to track? Make the case for them in the comments.

Source: Rock Chalk Talk