With Rich Rodriguez being hired as Arizona's new Head Coach, the silly season for college coaching has begun. Here are the rumors...
The big one of course is that Urban Meyer will be named Ohio State's new HC after the Michigan game. There is still some dispute, but who really knows. If Meyer doesn't sign/backs out, the school is reportedly looking at John Gruden
Rumors are floating around that Arizona State is considering parting ways with HC Dennis Erikson. The rumor is if they do look for a replacement, Houston HC Kevin Sumlin is at the top of the list. IF they can't get him, they will look at Eastern Michigan HC Ron English who recruits the area well and is a former ASU assistant.
Ole Miss has reportedly narrowed its coaching search to 2 guys; Auburn Offensive Coordinator Guz Malzahn and Southern Miss Head Coach Larry Fedora.
Malzahn is also a candidate for the North Carolina job. The Tar Heels supposedly want to throw a lot of money at Boise Head Coach Chris Peterson, but realize that probably won't happen. So they are looking mostly at Malzahn and South FLorida Head Coach Skip Holtz.
The Penn State job is an interesting one as there IS interest in the job. Al Golden was the golden boy, but he has stated his desire to stay in Miami. Rutgers Head Coach Greg Schiano has been linked as JoePa's heir just as long as Golden has so he is worth mentioning. Virginia Head Coach Mike London has had his name mentioned, but it is unknown if he would be interested. A name being thrown around a bit? Florida International Head Coach Mario Cristobal. Really no decisions or interviews will be given until atleast the Athletic Director situation is figured out. Supposedly, they are leaning on going away from people with connections to the college. Cristobal's name is being brought up because of his good character, youth, and experience rebuilding a program like FIU. Western Kentucky Head Coach Willie Taggart has also been mentioned