Names To Watch For AState Staff

Blake Anderson has eight coaching positions to fill with the word coming out that Brian Early, defensive quality control assistant at Arkansas, will come to the Red Wolves as a safeties coach. AStatenation looks at some of the people who may be under consideration.

This list is made up of coaches that have a known connection to Blake Anderson and have a reported salary that Arkansas State could meet or beat, at least for coordinator positions. We anticipate AState will hire two assistants at salaries between $350,000 and $250,000 and two at salaries between $100,000 and $249,999. The remaining five positions will likely receive between $60,000 and $99,999. If a third coach receives in excess of $200,000 you may see six positions below $100,000.

We are using salaries as reported to USA Today. There is some question as to whether salaries at North Carolina are under-reported since no additional sources are listed for those coaches.

UNC Connections
Walt Bell, recruiting coordinator and tight ends coach at North Carolina. He has been the subject of a lot of speculation as potentially Anderson's top candidate for offensive coordinator. His current salary is reported at $120,000 but he may be a candidate for the UNC offensive coordinator position.

Chris Kapilovic, running game coordinator and offensive line coach at UNC. Reported salary is $250,000.

Ryan McKee, graduate assistant at North Carolina. Played offensive tackle at Southern Miss and then spent three years in the NFL.

Keith Heckendorf, currently holds a quality control position at UNC. He was QB coach and OC at FCS Western Carolina before arriving at UNC. Played QB in Division II and was a two-time All-American.

Andre' Williams, director of player development at UNC. A former Tar Heel player, Williams is a native of North Carolina.

Luke Paschall, graduate assistant at UNC. Also served as a GA in Houston Nutt's final season at Ole Miss. Played at Middle Tennessee State.

USM Connections
Robert Matthews, offensive coordinator at South Alabama. Currently makes a reported $128,248 in Mobile. Served as tight ends and recruiting coordinator at Southern Miss while Anderson was there.

Grady Brown, secondary coach and assistant special teams coordinator for South Carolina. Unlikely choice unless Anderson offers him in excess of $200,000. Currently makes $185,000 at the Gamecocks.

Kasey Dunn, WR coach at Oklahoma State. An unlikely choice unless it is for the coordinator slot. He makes $280,000 at Stillwater.

Patrick McGee, current status unknown. Served in an operations role for USM in 2012 as the only holdover from Fedora's staff.

Jeff Roberts, defensive coordinator, Water Valley High School (MS), last year held the same position at Cathedral High School in Natchez. Served as defensive grad assistant at USM.

Pat Washington, WR coach at Mizzou. A former Auburn player, unlikely to be a candidate except as OC.

Deke Adams, defensive line coach South Carolina. Another with high pay who would only be viable as a coordinator.

Todd Bradford, whereabouts unknown. Last position was as DC at Maryland.

David Duggan, defensive coordinator at Southern Miss. Current salary $200,000.

Barney Farrar served as a tight ends coach at Southern Miss, currently holds an operations position at Ole Miss.

Tony Hughes, formerly assistant head coach at USM, is at Mississippi State as assistant head coach, safeties coach and recruiting coordinator. Reported salary $227,500.

Gary Camp, current position unknown. Formerly director of football operations at Southern Miss.

UL Lafayette Connections
Hurlie Brown, running backs coach at Miami. Salary unknown.

Tim Rebowe, safeties coach at Louisiana. Current salary, $90,000.

Ron Hudson, offensive line coach at Nevada. Current salary $131,225

Kevin Fouquier, appears to be out of coaching. Son plays for the Cajuns.

Shawin Quinn, defensive coordinator at Western Carolina, salary $70,000.

Daryl Mason, offensive coordinator at Langston.

MTSU Connections
Glen Elarbee, offensive line coach at Houston. Salary reported as $160,000.

Mike Collins, defensive coordinator, Sam Houston State, salary unknown.

Scott Fountain, offensive line coach Auburn, salary $250,000.

Mark Criner, defensive backs coach at Eastern Michigan, salary $100,000 fate unknown in coaching change.

Ronnie Vinklarek, offensive line coach at Rice. Salary unknown.

Heath Davis served as tight ends coach at MTSU. Current status unknown.

Carey Bailey, offensive line coach at Lamar, reported salary $64,260.

Fred Tate, defensive line coach at Cincinnati, reported salary $160,000.

Steve Davis, defensive coordinator, Gulf Coast Community College, salary unknown.

Darrin Hinshaw, running backs coach Cincinnati, salary $200,000.

Floyd Walker, former TE coach at MTSU, current employment unknown.

New Mexico Connections
Holman Wiggins, wide receiver coach at Memphis, played under Anderson at New Mexico. Current salary $208,075.