Who’s in and who’s out: KU football coaching search bracket down to 16 candidates
Just as University of Kansas athletic director Jeff Long, no doubt, has been able to cross certain names off his list of possible football coaches to hire, the program’s long-suffering supporters are weighing in on which candidates they would back at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium.
The fan base has spoken, and 16 potential coaching candidates have been eliminated from contention in KUsports.com’s 2018 KU Football Coaching Search Bracket.
Eliminated in Round 1:
Mike Locksley – Alabama offensive coordinator
Lance Leipold – Buffalo head coach
Bret Bielema – Former Arkansas and Wisconsin head coach
Mike Norvell – Memphis head coach
Butch Jones – Former Tennessee and Cincinnati head coach
Mike MacIntyre – Colorado head coach
Todd Graham – Former Arizona State and Pitt head coach
Ed Warinner – Ohio State O-line coach
Tim Beck – Texas offensive coordinator
Ken Niumatalolo – Navy head coach
Jeff Tedford – Fresno State head coach
Chris Creighton – Eastern Michigan head coach
Frank Wilson – UT-San Antonio head coach
Brian Bohannon – Kennesaw State head coach
Craig Bohl – Wyoming head coach
Dan Enos – Alabama quarterbacks coach and associate head coach
Only the most promising names survived. But now the choices start to get a little more difficult. Major Applewhite or Willie Fritz? Bryan Harsin or Matt Wells?
These aren’t easy decisions. Imagine how Long feels.
Here’s a look at our Round 2 matchups. Make your selections Thursday, before we move on to the Elite Eight on Friday.
• Les Miles – Former LSU and Oklahoma State coach head coach vs. Greg Schiano – Ohio State defensive coordinator
• Chris Klieman – North Dakota State head coach vs. Neal Brown – Troy head coach
• Jeff Monken – Army head coach vs. Jim McElwain – Former Florida and Colorado State head coach
• Major Applewhite – Houston head coach vs. Willie Fritz – Tulane head coach
• Dave Doeren – North Carolina State head coach vs. Scott Satterfield – Appalachian State head coach
• Bryan Harsin – Boise State head coach vs. Matt Wells – Utah State head coach
• Seth Littrell – North Texas head coach vs. Troy Calhoun – Air Force head coach
• Jim Leavitt – Oregon defensive coordinator vs. Jason Candle – Toledo head coach
— Now’s your chance. Pick KU football’s next head coach at our bracket: 2018 KU Football Coaching Search Bracket