Coaching Prospects

Considering the criteria set by Terry Mohajir in the last coaching search here is an early list of potential coaches who would seem to fit the critera.

Chad Morris. Spent 16 years as a head coach at the high school level in Texas at five different schools. Was hired at Tulsa as offensive coordinator for the 2010 season then left to go to Clemson where he currently serves as offensive coordinator.

Scott Frost. Offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Oregon. Frost played six years in the NFL after being the starting QB for the 1997 national champion Cornhuskers after transferring from Stanford. Served as wide receivers coach at Oregon from 2009 until being promoted to offensive coordinator this year.

Philip Montgomery. Co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Baylor. Had the same role at Houston under Briles. Prior to that served as an assistant at several Texas high schools. Played at Tarleton State. With rumors swirling that Art Briles may go to the Washington Redskins, Montgomery would be a top candidate at Baylor to be offensive coordinator for the Redskins.

Mike Norvell. Offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Arizona State. Was with Todd Graham at Tulsa and Pitt before going to Arizona State. Played at UCA and was a GA there. Wife is from Fort Smith.

Rhett Lashlee. Another Arkansas native, he also came to AState with Malzahn but did spend one year as OC at FCS Samford in Birmingham. He returned to Auburn with Malzahn.

Neal Brown. QB coach and offensive coordinator at Kentucky. At Texas Tech 2010-12 and Troy 2008-09 in the same roles. Played at Kentucky.

Dan Werner, Co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Ole Miss. Has served as a quarterback coach at several schools including Miami.

Eliah Drinkwitz. Offensive coordinator and running backs coach at Arkansas State. Hired at AState by Gus Malzahn. Offensive GA at Auburn when Malzahn was offensive coordinator. Assistant coach at Alma and Springdale high schools, from Alma.

John Thompson. Defensive coordinator for the Red Wolves. Served as interim for AState's GoDaddy Bowl win and expected to fill that role again this year.

Names Bound To Appear
Eddie Gran. Offensive coordinator at Cincinnati. Currently a candidate at FAU.

Clint Conque. Head coach at Central Arkansas.

Ed Orgeron. Formerly head coach at Ole Miss, served as interim head coach at USC and appeared poised to win the job until a season ending loss to UCLA.