• TheDMonline.com Staff Member?
  • Log In
Share |

An Updated Look at 10 Potential Head Coaching Candidates (Names added and subtracted, as well as stats included)

Updated with the subtractions of Rich Rodriguez (the new head coach at Arizona) and Kevin Sumlin (head coach at Houston), the re-addition of Manny Diaz (defensive coordinator at Texas) and the new addition of Todd Monken (offensive coordinator at Oklahoma State).

Diaz's and Monken's bios at the top. Followed by national statistics rankings for each of the 10 potential head coach candidates with the exception of Mike Leach, who is currently not coaching.

MANNY DIAZ, 37, Texas Defensive Coordinator

This Season: 6-4, 3-4 Big 12 / This Week: Thursday at Texas A&M (6-5, 4-4 Big 12), 7 p.m., ESPN

Past Coaching Experience: Florida State GA (1998-99), NC State GA, LB, DBs/STs (2000-01, 2002-03, 2004-05), Middle Tennessee DC (2006-09), Mississippi State DC (2010), Texas DC (2011-Present)

TODD MONKEN, 35, Oklahoma State Offensive Coordinator

This Season: 10-1, 7-1 Big 12 / This Week: Bye

Past Coaching Experience: Eastern Michigan OC (1993-99), Louisiana Tech RBs/WRs (2000-01), Oklahoma State WRs (2002-04), LSU WRs (2005-06), Jacksonville Jaguars WRs (2007-10), Oklahoma State OC (2011-Present)


ART BRILES, 55, Baylor Head Coach

Total Offense: 2nd (572.7 ypg)

Passing Offense: 5th (382.6 ypg)

Rushing Offense: 25th (203.0 ypg)

Scoring Offense: 11th (40.8 ppg)

Total Defense: 114th (472.9 ypg)

Passing Defense: 94th (259.2 ypg)

Rushing Defense: 108th (213.7 ypg)

Scoring Defense: 111th (36.2 ppg)

MANNY DIAZ, 37, Texas Defensive Coordinator

Total Defense: 10th (294.5)

Passing Defense: 32nd (199.6)

Rushing Defense: 8th (94.9)

Scoring Defense: 26th (20.6)

LARRY FEDORA, 49, Southern Miss Head Coach

Total Offense: 19th (463.4)

Passing Offense: 36th (267.5)

Rushing Offense: 24th (203.5)

Scoring Offense: 18th (36.3)

Total Defense: 37th (352.7)

Passing Defense: 60th (225.3)

Rushing Defense: 35th (127.5)

Scoring Defense: 33rd (21.7)

HUGH FREEZE, 42, Arkansas State Head Coach

Total Offense: 25th (450.2)

Passing Offense: 22nd (295.5)

Rushing Offense: 47th (167.6)

Scoring Offense: 34th (32.5)

Total Defense: 19th (321.3)

Passing Defense: 45th (210.0)

Rushing Defense: 17th (111.4)

Scoring Defense: 19th (19.8)

AL GOLDEN, 42, Miami (FL) Head Coach

Total Offense: 71st (378.7)

Passing Offense: 61st (242.7)

Rushing Offense: 69th (147.8)

Scoring Offense: 61st (27.4)

Total Defense: 46th (360.9)

Passing Defense: 29th (198.2)

Rushing Defense: 68th (162.7)

Scoring Defense: 18th (19.7)

MARK HUDSPETH, 43, Louisiana-Lafayette Head Coach

Total Offense: 74th (377.6)

Passing Offense: 45th (258.1)

Rushing Offense: 82nd (133.7)

Scoring Offense: 38th (31.9)

Total Defense: 60th (384.0)

Passing Defense: 74th (237.4)

Rushing Defense: 58th (146.4)

Scoring Defense: 77th (28.5)

GUS MALZAHN, 46, Auburn Offensive Coordinator

Total Offense: 93rd (345.3)

Passing Offense: 103rd (178.0)

Rushing Offense: 36th (183.5)

Scoring Offense: 78th (25.2)

TODD MONKEN, 35, Oklahoma State Offensive Coordinator

Total Offense: 3rd (562.6)

Passing Offense: 2nd (410.1)

Rushing Offense: 57th (161.0)

Scoring Offense: 2nd (49.8)

KIRBY SMART, 35, Alabama Defensive Coordinator

Total Defense: 1st (195.9)

Passing Defense: 1st (121.3)

Rushing Defense: 1st (74.6)

Scoring Defense: 1st (8.3)