Rice is currently scrambling to find a head coach after Tulsa yanked the rug that is Todd Graham out from under them. They have put together a short list according to their message board and the Houston Chronicle. Interestingly, if I were to put together a short list of people I would consider hiring, Rice has put together a largely similar list.
Bo Pelini: DC & LB Coach LSU; was interim HC after Solich was fired at Nebraska; under 40.
Charlie Strong: Assistant Head Coach-Florida; Co-Defensive Coordinator & LB; interim HC Florida (coached Peach Bowl).
Chris Hatcher: HC-Voldesta State.
Larry Fedora: OC Oklahoma State; former OC at Florida; former HC Garland HS.
To that list, the Houston Chronicle also adds Denver Broncos defensive line coach Andre Patterson, Georgia defensive coordinator Willie Martinez and Arizona defensive coordinator Mark Stoops. Also, there is current Rice defensive coordinator Paul Randolph.
I can't imagine Rice doesn't have a coach by the end of this week. If I am Rice, I go hard after any one of those first four.