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Analyzing the 'five favorites' list and going over the latest in KU's coaching search

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bradynsdad 8 years, 4 months ago

So would we be happy with fedora? He is a winner.

Jeff Coffman 8 years, 4 months ago

Can you call SZ and say if he comes back with any of these five, the fanbase will be upset? Tell him to start over if these were the 5 he came up with.

Jeff Coffman 8 years, 4 months ago

Ummm...by the way...I heard "Koeter" or cutter or whatever his name is....I heard Missouri assistant coach and that should have automatically disqualified him.

Jeff Coffman 8 years, 4 months ago

I saw from someone else that "cutter" actually was bad at recruiting at ASU, but even worse...one of his players killed another player and they blame was placed on him....I hope they do background checks.

pepper_bar 8 years, 4 months ago

If you listen to the podcast you'll hear "Keegan reviewed Koetter's resume." I suspect that's why this non-starter of a name is on LJW's list.

texashawk10 8 years, 4 months ago

Please tell me why in the hell being a former Missouri assistant should automatically eliminate someone from being a candidate for the job at KU, but you would completely support hiring a Missouri alum to be head coach at KU? You are a hypocrite and need to get over yourself.

Mike Kendall 8 years, 4 months ago

Did I miss something or is Brent Venables out of the running?

Jeff Coffman 8 years, 4 months ago

I hope they were listing actually the names that were eliminated and got it confused.

I'm hoping that Venables is still on the list.

Mike Kendall 8 years, 4 months ago

Thanks, Jhawkrulz. A lot of folks, to say to least, are anxious about this hire. Pretty evident that this a crucial hire.


If K-State beats Iowa State and Oklahoma State loses, the Wildcats could be in line for a BCS Bowl and that would put us behind even further, IMHO, for recruiting. So, we need a solid hire.

Ted Adams 8 years, 4 months ago

He should absolutely be off the list. He's a hot head. I don't want him anywhere near our program.

bradynsdad 8 years, 4 months ago

I am hearing the same thing from ou fans and alum. They are pushing for venebles to get a job so they can either bring mike back in or put a better D.C. In that position. Not saying that's true just rumor.

michael anway 8 years, 4 months ago

I agree. This is a weak list. None of those candidates has been wildly successful at any BCS school. In fact, how would their accomplishments measure up against Mangino's current resume? It must mean that KU is far down the list of openings that coaches look at.

AcesWild 8 years, 4 months ago

mike leach preferd k.u. kansas told him he would have to drop lawsuit

agains texas tech what is kansas thinging i dont trust this a,d, i mean how stupid can you get. would have been best coach i can rember.

texashawk10 8 years, 4 months ago

Got back to school and get your GED and come back when you can type a coherent sentence, not misspell every other word, and learn how to use punctuation.

topekagnome 8 years, 4 months ago

I think Northern Illinois' Dave Dorean would be a good hire (granted, this was his first season as being a head coach). NIU has some very savvy assistant coaches, too, who know how to recruit underrecruited talent in the state of Kansas, such as Luke Eakes from St. Mary's, Logan Pegram from Silver Lake, and Boomer Mays from Lawrence. I'm assuming they would follow Dorean to KU if he asked them to.

LSHawk 8 years, 4 months ago

Disappointed that Venables isnt in the running anymore, think he would have been a good choice. Between all of these Fedora or Dykes would be good gets.

michael anway 8 years, 4 months ago

Fedora is not coming to KU. Why would we want Doeren, he's one of the few people that Gill beat on the football field. That leaves us one of the non-performing Stoops, an NFL cocordinator or some guy from Louisina's Teacher's college. Is this depressing or what!

schlesener2010 8 years, 4 months ago

I like Gus Malzahn. Young guy (in terms of coaching), with all the potential in the world. Turned Tulsa into the most high powered offense in the country while he was there, and at Auburn, their offense has been so powerful. Essential in recruiting of Cam Newton and designing the offense around him. We've got enough talented receivers and backs, and Webb's not a bad quarterback. The play-calling itself was awful and held us back. With Malzahn, we'd have a head coach on the sideline calling the plays. He knows his stuff. We would have to find a good defensive coordinator to come with him, but this sounds like a great option to me!

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