5 Names: Who are the other two?

Before Christmas or after Christmas, that's the debate as to when Army will name a new head football coach. The Times Herald-Record reported today that seven candidates will be interviewed this weekend. The article listed five names to be interviewed but who are the other two candidates? Here's who we think they could be.

Before Christmas or after Christmas, that's the debate as to when Army will name a new head football coach. The Times Herald-Record reported today that seven candidates will be interviewed this weekend. The article listed five names to be interviewed but who are the other two candidates? Here's who we think they could be.One thing is for sure; the ball is starting to roll. The Black Knights certainly don't want to rush this.

Naming Stan Brock's successor is an important hire. The next man in charge must turn the program around.

Here's are the coaches mentioned in the Times Herald-Record article:

Ivin Jasper, Navy offensive coordinator: Jasper is only in his first year as a coordinator, but he sure knows how to make the option go. Jasper has been at Navy a total of nine years.

Buddy Green, Navy defensive coordinator: Green has coached Navy's defense for 7 years. His defense struggled in 2007 but has improved to the point that it pitched two straight shutouts to complete the regular season including one that Army fans are well aware of. Hiring Green would surely give Navy a headache. Green surely would be able to bring someone in that could run the triple option. Mike Sullivan, wide receivers coach New York Giants: Sullivan certainly knows West Point well. He played defensive back at Army, graduating in 1989, coaching at West Point on two different occassions (1995-96) and (1999-2000). Sullivan joined the Giants in 204 and has a Super Bowl ring.

Ed Warinner, Kansas offensive coordinator: A name that has been mentioned in Army circles for a few years. Spent 13 seasons at Army coaching the offensive line and serving as both recruiting coordinator (1988-91) and offensive coordinator (1998-99). While at Army, the Black Knights led the nation in rushing several times, including in 1993 when Army averaged 298.5 rushing yards per game, and in 1996 when the Black Knights averaged 346.5 yards on the ground. During the 1998 season, his first as the offensive coordinator, Army again took home the national rushing title, averaging 293.8 yards per game.

Dan McCarney, Florida Defensive coordinator: Defensive coordinator of the tough Gator's defense which will be playing Oklahoma for the National Championship. McCarney also has extensive head coaching experience as he coached Iowa State to five bowl appearances.

According to the Times article, Steed Lobotzke, Bob Sutton and Greg Gregory will not be interviewed. Here are two coaches that we feel might get a look:

Tim DeRutyer, Air Force defensive coordinator: Is in his second year as Air Force's defensive coordinator and is an AFA grad. DeRuyter came to the Falcons after two seasons as Nevada's co-defensive coordinator. He worked with the Wolf Pack safeties and directed the pass defense along with coach Barry Sacks. DeRutyer could be Troy Calhoun's replacement at AFA if Calhoun leaves for a bigger job.

Rich Ellerson, Cal Poly head coach: Ellerson runs the option and, as we all know, that's a plus. Ellerson has also been successful in eight years at the Division I-AA school. He is 48-31 at Cal Poly. Before Cal Poly, Ellerson served as the University of Arizona's defensive coordinator (1997-2000).


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