Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Rice's head coaching search

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.


Anonymous said...

Not that this has anything to do with the Rice coaching search, but I would like to point out that you mistyped the score of our game against Tech. It was 35-3, instead of 45-3.

Anonymous said...

You obviously aimed too high for Rice in listing these candidates. The mistake you made was in listing coaches who have a prayer of getting a head coaching job at a BCS school.

Not that we SMU people should be feeling smug about that, since Rice annually whips us despite being one of the worst Division I-A coaching jobs in the country.

BrianTinBigD said...

Where is our recruiting recap and Spring Football talk?

Anonymous said...

Where did you go Mr. SMU Football Blog guy?