Monday, November 23, 2015

A Wrench in the Monkeyworks*

Here are the current schools with openings for the head coach position:

13 openings (for now): Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa State, Maryland, Miami, Mizzou, North Texas, South Carolina, Syracuse, UCF, ULM, USC, Va. Tech

Notice that neither LSU nor Georgia is on the list (yet). 

A friend told me that his son, who attends UT, reports that in Austin there is wide speculation that Charlie Strong may go to Miami.  Apparently, he has a connection with that school.  Nonetheless, that doesn't seem like a move up to me, unless he thinks he is going to be fired.

Oxey and I wonder if any of the ACC or SEC teams would consider Mike Leach, who has been enjoying some success at Wash State recently.  Wouldn't it be fun to see what he could at a school that is easier to recruit to?

Oxey also opines that Lane Kiffin will get yet another head-coaching job, despite his pitiful past performance in that role.

Would Tom Herman leave U of H after only one season?  Would Derek Mason leave Vandy after two? Would Kirk Ferentz leave Iowa after seventeen?

Would someone please hire Jake Spavital?

*On a conference call this morning, one of the participants said "I don't want to throw a wrench in the monkeyworks but...."   This is my new favorite expression.