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15 Candidates to Consider for The HC Vacancy

The fifteen names are broken into two categories ten with head coaching experience and five hot coordinators that are sure to get a few calls this off-season.  All of these guys meet the criteria BN laid out for our next coach.

We all have our top guys we would like to see at UCLA, there are some I am pulling for on this list way more then others.  Hoping this would get a discussion going beyond the 2-3 names that continually are being mentioned for the position.  Sometimes the right guy is not the flashiest one the day he is hired.  I am not calling for a small name just open minded for the record.

I listed non head coaching experience first then head coaching experience is broken down by season.

Not everyone on this list is will have interest but all would be good to look into and bring in for an interview.   Check the list after the jump...

Headcoaches

 

Mark DANTONIO: Michigan State

 

1980 Ohio (GA)

 

1981 Purdue (GA)

 

1982 Butler CC (DC)

 

1983-1984 Ohio State (GA)

 

1985 Akron (DB)

 

1986-1990 Youngstown State (DC)

 

1991-1994 Kansas (DB)

 

1995-2000 Michigan State (DB)

 

2001-2003 Ohio State (DC)

 

 

 

 

 

Cincinnati

 

2004: 7-5

 

2005: 4-7

 

2006: 7-5

 

Michigan State

 

2007: 7-6

 

2008: 9-4

 

2009: 6-7

 

2010: 11-2

 

2011: 10-2

 

 

 

James FRANKLIN: Vanderbilt

 

 

1995 Kutztown (WR)

 

1996 East Strousdburg (DB)

 

1997 James Madison (WR)

 

1998 Washington State (TE)

 

1999 Idaho State (WR)

 

2000-2004 Maryland (WR)

 

2005 Green Bay Packers (WR)

 

2006-2007 Kansas State (OC/WR)

 

2008-2010 Maryland (OC)

 

 

 

 

 

Vanderbilt

 

2011: 6-6

 

 

 

 

 

Larry FEDORA: Southern Mississippi

 

1986 Austin College (GA)

 

1991-1996 Baylor (WR/TE/RB)

 

1997-1998 Air Force (QB/WR)

 

1999-2001 MTSU (OC)

 

2002-2004 Florida (OC)

 

2005-2007 Oklahoma State (OC)

 

Southern Miss

 

2008: 7-6

 

2009: 7-6

 

2010: 8-5

 

2011: 10-2

 

 

 

 

 

Hugh FREEZE: Arkansas State

 

2006-2007 Ole Miss (TE/RC)

 

2010 Arkansas State OC

 

Lambuth

 

2008: 8-4

 

2009: 12-1

 

 

Arkansas State

 

2011: 9-2

 

 

 

Mark HUDSPETH: Louisiana

 

1992-1993 Central Arkansas (GA)

 

1994-1995 Nicholls state (WR/TE/RB)

 

1998 Central Arkansas (DB)

 

1999-2000 Delta State (OC)

 

2001 Navy (OC)

 

2009-2010 Mississippi State (WR)

 

Alabama State

 

2002: 4-7

 

2003: 13-1

 

2004: 5-5

 

2005: 11-3

 

2006: 11-1

 

2007: 10-2

 

2008: 12-2

 

Louisiana

 

2011: 8-3

 

 

 

 

 

Butch JONES: Cincinnati

 

1990-1991 Rutgers (GA)

 

1992-1994 Wilkes (OC)

 

1995-1997 Ferris State (OC)

 

1998-2001 Central Michigan (TE/RB)

 

2002-2004 Central Michigan (OC)

 

2005-2006 West Virginia (WR)

 

Central Michigan

 

2007: 8-6

 

2008: 8-5

 

2009: 11-2

Cincinnati

 

2010: 4-8

 

2011: 8-3

 

 

 

 

 

Mike LEACH: Texas Tech

 

1987 Cal Poly (Asst.)

 

1988 College of the Desert (Asst.)

 

1989-1991 Iowa Wesleyan (OC)

 

1992-1996 Valdosta State (OC)

 

1997-1998 Kentucky (OC)

 

1999 Oklahoma (OC)

Texas Tech

 

2000: 7-6

 

2001: 7-5

 

2002: 9-5

 

2003: 8-5

 

2004: 8-4

 

2005: 9-3

 

2006: 8-5

 

2007: 9-4

 

2008: 11-2

 

2009: 8-4

 

 

 

 

Dan MULLEN: Mississippi State

 

1994-1995 Wagner (WR)

 

1996-1997 Columbia (WR)

 

1998 Syracuse (GA)

 

1999-2000 Notre Dame (GA)

 

2001-2002 Bowling Green (QB)

 

2003-2004 Utah (QB)

 

2005-2008 Florida (OC/QB)

 

Mississippi State

 

2009: 5-7

 

2010: 9-4

 

2011: 6-6

 

 

 

 

 

Chris PETERSEN: Boise State

 

1987-1988 UC Davis (Freshmen)

 

1989-1991 UC Davis (WR)

 

1992 Pittsburgh (QB)

 

1993-1994 Portland State (QB)

 

1995-2000 Oregon (WR)

 

2001-2005 Boise State (OC)

 

Boise State

 

2006: 13-0

 

2007: 10-3

 

2008: 12-1

 

2009: 14-0

 

2010: 12-1

 

2011: 10-1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charlie STRONG: Louisville

 

 

1983-1984 Florida (GA)

 

1985 Texas A&M (GA)

 

1986-1987 Southern Illinois (WR)

 

1988-1989 Florida (LB)

 

1990 Ole Miss (WR)

 

1991-1994 Florida (Asst. HC/DT)

 

1995-1998 Notre Dame (DL)

 

1999-2001 South Carolina (DC)

 

2002-2009 Florida (Asst. HC/DC)

 

Louisville

 

2010: 7-6

 

2011: 7-5

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coordinators

 

Paul CHRYST: Wisconsin OC

 

1999-2001 San Diego Chargers (TE)

 

2002 Wisconsin (TE)

 

2003-2004 Oregon State (OC/QB/TE)

 

2005-present Wisconsin (OC/QB/TE)

 

 

Manny DIAZ: Texas DC

 

1998-1999 Florida State (GA)

 

2000-2001 NC State (GA)

 

2002-2003 NC State (LB)

 

2004-2005 NC State (DB/ST)

 

2006-2009 MTSU (DC/DB/LB)

 

2010 Mississippi State (DC/LB)

 

2011-present Texas (DC/LB)

 

Gus MALZAHN: Auburn OC

 

2006 Arkansas (OC/WR)

 

2007–2008 Tulsa (co-OC/asst.)

 

2009–present   Auburn (OC/QB)

 

Kirby SMART: Alabama DC

 

 

1999 Georgia (Admin. asst.)

 

2000 Valdosta State (DB)

 

2001 Valdosta State (DC)

 

2002-2003 Florida State (GA)

 

2004 LSU (DB)

 

2005 Georgia (RB)

 

2006 Miami Dolphins (S)

 

2007-present Alabama (DC/asst.)

 

Brent VENABLES: Oklahoma DC

 

1993-1998 Kansas State (LB)

 

1999-2003 Oklahoma (LB)

 

2004-present Oklahoma (DC/LB)

<em>This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of BruinsNation's (BN) editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of BN's editors.</em>

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