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Coaching search: Coaches in bowl games

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Lt.Col.FrankSlade, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. Lt.Col.FrankSlade

    Lt.Col.FrankSlade Well-Known Member

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    There are 70 coaches preparing their teams for bowl games right now. Some of them should certainly be considered for the CU job. I have identified those who I believe CU could go after in green. Those in red are probably beyond CU's means.


    Air Force (6-6) - Troy Calhoun (6th year) (approx. salary $900,000)
    Alabama (12-1) - Nick Saban (6th year) ($5+ million)
    Arizona (7-5) - Rich Rodriguez (1st year) ($1.75 million)
    Arizona State (7-5) - Todd Graham (1st year) ($2 million)
    Arkansas State (9-3) - NO COACH AT PRESENT
    Ball State (9-3) - Pete Lembo (2nd year) ($350,000)
    Baylor (7-5) - Art Briles (5th year) ($2.23 million - just signed extension)
    Boise State (10-2) - Chris Peterson (7th year) ($1.7 million - escalating to $2.5 million in 2016)
    Bowling Green (8-4) - Dave Clawson (4th year) ($364,000)
    BYU (7-5) - Bronco Mendenhall (8th year) (@ $1 million)
    Central Florida (9-4)- George O'Leary (9th year) ($1.5 million)
    Central Michigan (6-6) - Dan Enos (3rd year) ($325,000)
    Cincinnati (8-4) - Butch Jones (3rd year) ($1.8 million)
    Clemson (10-2) - Dabo Sweeney (5th year) ($2.0 million)
    Duke (6-6) - David Cutcliffe (5th year) ($1.8 million)
    East Carolina (8-4) - Ruffin McNeil (3rd year) ($950,000)
    Florida (11-1) - Will Muschamp (2nd year) ($2.5 million)
    Florida State (11-2) - Jimbo Fisher (3rd year) ($2.75 million)
    Fresno State (9-3) - Tim DeRuyter (1st year) ($650,000)
    Georgia (11-2) - Mark Richt (12 years) ($2.9 million)
    Georgia Tech (6-7) - Paul Johnson (5 years) ($2.5 million)
    Iowa State (6-6) - Paul Rhodes (4th year) ($1.6 million)
    Kansas State (11-1) - Bill Snyder (15+ years) ($2.2 million)
    Kent State (11-2) - NO COACH AT PRESENT
    Louisiana Lafayette (8-4) - Mark Hudspeth (2nd year) ($800,000)
    LSU (10-2) - Les Miles (8th year) ($4 million)
    Louisville (10-2) - Charlie Strong (3rd year) ($2.3 million)
    Michigan (8-4) - Brady Hoke (2nd year) ($3 million)
    Michigan State (6-6) - Mark Dantonio (6th year) ($1.9 million)
    Minnesota (6-6) - Jerry Kill (2nd year) ($1.2 million)
    Ole Miss (6-6) - Hugh Freeze (1st year) ($1.5 million)
    Mississippi State (8-4) - Dan Mullen (4th year) ($2.6 million)
    Navy (7-5) - Ken Niumatololo (6th year) ($1.6 million)
    Nebraska (10-3) - Bo Pelini (5th year) ($2.875 million )
    NC State (7-5) - NO COACH AT PRESENT
    Nevada (7-5) -Chris Ault (Been there forever) ($500,000)
    Northwestern (9-3) - Pat Fitzgerald (7th year) ($1.8 million)
    Northern Illinois (12-1) - NO COACH AT PRESENT
    Notre Dame (12-0) - Brian Kelly (3rd year) ($2.4 million)
    Ohio (8-4) - Frank Solich (8th year) ($500,000)
    Oklahoma (10-2) - Bob Stoops (14th year) ($4.5 million)
    Oklahoma State (7-5) - Mike Gundy (8th year) ($3.275 million)
    Oregon (11-1) - Chip Kelly (4th year) ($3.5 million)
    Oregon State (9-3) - Mike Riley (10+ years) ($1.3 million)
    Pittsburgh (6-6) - Paul Chryst (1st year) ($1.75 million)
    Purdue (6-6) - Darrell Hazzell (JUST HIRED)
    Rice (6-6) - David Baillif (6th year) ($600,000)
    Rutgers (9-3) - Kyle Flood (1st year) ($760,000)
    SDSU (9-3) - Rocky Long (2nd year) ($800,000)
    SJSU (10-2) - Mike MacIntyre (3rd year) ($400,000)
    South Carolina (10-2) - Steve Spurrier (8th year) ($3.5 million)
    SMU (6-6) - June Jones (5th year) ($1.8 million)
    Stanford (11-2) - David Shaw (2nd year) (unknown)
    Syracuse (7-5) - Doug Marrone (3rd year) ($1.3 million)
    Texas (8-4) - Mack Brown (15th year) ($5+ million)
    TCU (7-5) - Gary Patterson (13 years) ($3.5 million)
    Texas A&M (10-2) - Kevin Sumlin (1st year) ($2.5 million)
    Texas Tech (7-5) - Tommy Tubberville (3rd year) ($2.155 million)
    Toledo (9-3) - Matt Campbell (1st year) ($360,000)
    Tulsa (10-3) - Bill Blankenship (2nd year) (unknown)
    UCLA (9-4) - Jim Mora, Jr. (1st year) ($2 million)
    Univ. of Louisiana - Monroe (8-4) - Todd Barry (3rd year) ($250,000)
    USC (7-5) - Lane Kiffin (3rd year) ($4 million)
    Utah State (10-2) - Gary Anderson (4th year) ($765,000)
    Vanderbilt (8-4) - James Franklin (2nd year) (Rumored $3 million per year)
    Virginia Tech (6-6) - Frank Beamer (20+ years)
    Washington (7-5) - Steve Sarkisian (4th year) ($2.4 million)
    West Virginia (7-5) - Dana Holgerson (2nd year) ($2.4 million)
    Western Kentucky (7-5) - Willie Taggert (3rd year) ($500,000)
    Wisconsin (8-5) - NO COACH AT PRESENT
     
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  2. leftybuff

    leftybuff Iconoclast Club Member

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    Interesting list.

    Rhodes
    Taggart
    Freeze
    Hudspeth

    That would be my list from those. I really doubt you are going to get Freeze out of an SEC gig, though.
     
  3. boydbuff

    boydbuff Club Member Club Member

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    Well done. Rep just for the amount of work required to put that together. I personally am biased to HCs who had at least 8 wins this year.

    At one point I heard Riley could be looking for greener pastures and was a hot prospect. He would be awesome with his Pac 12 roots and turnaround of OSU.
     
  4. skibum

    skibum Peed in your Cheerios. Club Member

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    Should probably make Chryst red - his buyout is $6MM. We're definitely not going there.
     
  5. SECOBuffsFan

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    Chryst would go to Wisconsin if he wanted to leave Pittsburgh
     
  6. skibum

    skibum Peed in your Cheerios. Club Member

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    yeah, and rumor today out of Madison is that the $6MM buyout is within their budget...
     
  7. Bigbuffs

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    Rocky Long would be a good coach if he was interested. My dad played for him while Rocky was the defensive backs coach at Wyoming and he said Rocky Long was one of the smartest coaches he has ever met. And my dad grew up with Chuck and John Pagano.
     
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  8. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Mike Riley is my favorite coach on that lost, but he is not leaving Oregon State.
     
  9. SINKRATZ

    SINKRATZ Club Member Club Member

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    Rich Rod is a steal for what he's making. If it wasn't his first year, I would have loved to see us make a run at him.
     
  10. GoonieBuff

    GoonieBuff Not really Club Member

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    I would have disagreed with you before, stating that our defense would be ruined. However, since it can't get any worse, Rich Rod would be a defensive savior at this point.
     
  11. OUBuff

    OUBuff American Club Member

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    Saw Ruffin McNeil on the list... you know that guy lost a whole Mangino over the last year or so. Had some gastric bypass action.

    Congratulations to him.

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  12. skibum

    skibum Peed in your Cheerios. Club Member

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    He's my favorite on the list too - too bad it's not happening, I don't even know if we could throw enough money at him (and have him put 100% into it - internally he would know he was a mercenary).
     
  13. Quattro

    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    You're right, we couldn't throw enough money at him. Dude loves Corvallis
     
  14. boydbuff

    boydbuff Club Member Club Member

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    I don't know-doubling your salary to go from Corvalis to Boulder is not a bad play for most people. I like Corvalis but Boulder is cooler and with better access to a bigger city.

    But, he's probably not leaving (more likely OSU would restructure his contract if we came knocking).
     
  15. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Boyd, Riley grew up in Corvallis and was a star high school athlete there. It is home and he loves it there.
     
  16. skibum

    skibum Peed in your Cheerios. Club Member

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    So with rumor circulating that Bohn is going for a home-run, splash, big name, pick your adjective phrase current coach, I decided to peruse this list again, and decide what seems possible. Keeping in mind that Beliema seemed wedded to Wisconsin 1 week ago, so... Basically, my only criteria in this were Salary <$3MM, hasn't signed an extension this year, and either in a BCS conference or has been a "BCS buster" lately. Also kicked out Snyder, Pelini and Kelly - even though they met those criteria.

    Chris Peterson
    Dabo Sweeney
    David Cutcliffe
    Will Muschamp
    Jimbo Fisher
    Mark Richt
    Paul Johnson
    Paul Rhodes
    Charlie Strong
    Mark Dantonio
    Jerry Kill
    Hugh Freeze
    Dan Mullen
    Pat Fitzgerald
    Brian Kelly
    Mike Riley
    Paul Chryst
    Doug Marrone
    James Franklin
    Frank Beamer
    Steve Sarkisian
    Dana Holgerson

    These next names are from the above list (with one obvious exception), but fall into a "for various random reasons skibum thinks they might able to be lured to Boulder:"

    Chris Peterson
    Dan Mullen
    Pat Fitzgerald
    Dana Holgerson
    Mark Richt
    Al Golden

    The only really new name on my list that hasn't been thrown out there by anyone yet (I think) is Holgerson - for some reason I could see him wanting out of hillbilly U.
     
  17. Lt.Col.FrankSlade

    Lt.Col.FrankSlade Well-Known Member

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    Holgerson is making $2.3 million per year. He just signed a new contract with WVU this past summer.
     
  18. CUAviator

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    I like Ault at Nevada.

    I thought Taggert was picked up (USF?). ESPN guys were saying that was the steal of the year.
     
  19. SINKRATZ

    SINKRATZ Club Member Club Member

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    Ault is old as s**t and has been coaching at Nevada since the 1970's, if he had ever wanted to leave he would have done it a while ago.
     

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