Jeff Scott won two national titles as a Clemson as an assistant and had strong connections locally, but could not gain any traction in the USF and fire sunday distance bulls been blown up by temple. He’s got 1-19 in AAC and only 4-28 in a show in one of the most games The country’s fertile recruitment areas. The next USF appointment will be particularly interesting because, on paper, Scott makes a lot of sense, and will have a similar profile to the many candidates we expect will receive some consideration for this vacancy.
Jason Kandel, Toledo coach
From what I hear, USF would be more inclined to hire a seated head coach than to learn a first time head on the job. Jason Candle of Toledo was a consistent winner at MAC, going 51-30. The 42-year-old has recruited this region very well and has a staff with deep ties to the region. This is his seventh season in Toledo and he has never lost a year. It is a good abusive mind and a strong candidate for this.
Coastal Carolina’s Jamey Chadwell should have been hired by Power 5 so far, but he’s still in the Sun Belt and continues to make big gains. He is 30-4 in the past three seasons and has one of the most creative offenses in football. The 45-year-old from Tennessee led the Chanticleers to 14th in 2020. With the speed he could recruit domestically into his system, his teams would be pretty intimidating in AAC.
Sean Lewis Kent State Coach
Kent State’s Sean Lewis, 36, is another sharp offensive mind. His team is struggling this year at 3-6 and that could hold him back – although we wouldn’t be surprised if some of the top Power 5 coaches tried to set him away as offensive coordinator. His team had three early defeats against top 15 opponents, and the golden flash gave a lot of trouble in the UGA before losing 39-22 in Athens. It’s definitely worth a look if you’re a USF and can outlast this season. After spanning six losing seasons, Lewis led the school to its first bowl win.
It would probably be wise to take a look at one of the USF’s defensive coaches is South Alabama’s Ken Womack. It’s only his second year as a coach but he’s the 35-year-old son of the former Georgia Tech Defensive coordinator Dave Womack rolled the Sunbelt 7-2. This guy is a rising star in training. His defense in Indiana in 2020 played a huge role in earning IU the 12th place in the country. He took over a show that had never won an 11-year FBS season 12-9, with his team losing this year by five points combined, including a one-point loss to the top ten. University of California.
Dan Mullen, former Florida coach
Former Florida coach Dan Mullen has spent a lot of time in the state and is a sure winner. Mullen, 50, had two of his top 10 seasons before dropping out of the low in 2021 after inflicting a lot of poor recruiting on his show. If revitalized from a season spent in TV work and can make a good staff, it could be an attractive option – although the USF has already tried the route of former Urban Meyer assistant fired when the Bulls brought in Charlie Strong who was great in Louisville but struggled in Texas .
Ja Juan Seder, Pennsylvania state Joint Attack Coordinator / Backs Coach
As for assistant coach options, Penn State Co-OC Ja’Juan Seider is definitely a name to know. The 45-year-old producer Belle Glade, Florida, has been a QB star at Florida A&M with deep employment relationships since his time in South Florida. He has been a great helper in Marshall and West Virginia and now has one of the best youth RB rooms in college football.
Todd Monken Georgia Offensive Coordinator/Quarterback Coach
Todd Monken should also take a look to see if he’s interested. The 56-year-old helped Georgia win the national title last year. He did an excellent job with Stetson Bennett He finds creative ways to harness the talent of TE Brock Bowers. Additionally, Monken has coaching experience. Monken, a former NFL OC, did a great job as a head coach at Miss SouthTaking golden eagles From 1-11 his first year to 9-5 in his third season despite significant managerial challenges. He obviously knows this part of the country well.
Alex Atkins, Florida attack coordinator
Another man with good domestic relations is FSU OC Alex Atkins. The 38-year-old has been an important part of Florida and is heading in the right direction after the program collapsed. It was an integral part of rebuilding what was terrifying when he arrived. He spent one season (2019) in Charlotte as O-line coach/offensive coordinator and helped lead the program to the first bowl game in the school’s history. This program has fallen dramatically after he left.
Tony White, Defensive Coordinator at Syracuse
Syracuse DC Tony White has been fantastic for this show in its three seasons. The 43-year-old UCLA producer, who was born in Florida, has spent most of his career on the West Coast, but has made a huge difference to Dino Papers at ACC. This is the guy who should be on the radar a lot of em.
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