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3 Total Updates since November 17, 2012
5 months ago Article 4 comments
The Kalamazoo Gazette is reporting that WMU will announce on Tuesday the hiring of Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receivers coach P.J. Fleck to replace Bill Cubit as head football coach.
6 months ago Update 0 comments
MLive's David Drew has another list of possible replacements to Bill Cubit. It's still more speculation but I'm seeing a trend with the names: successful coordinators and FCS head coaches. I think they lean one of those ways.
The interesting name on the list, however, if Kent State offensive coordinator Brian Rock. He was an assistant at WMU for 13 years and also coached/graduated from/was born in Bowling Green. He's a MAC lifer.
Last year when Toledo hired Matt Campbell, it was perceived as a weak hire because he was the offensive coordinator of a MAC school, not a Big Ten or Big XII one. But Toledo's done well under Campbell, November swoon be damned, and this could dispel the notion that in this league, one needs to go to the Big Ten and back to assert themselves as a head coach.
6 months ago Update 1 comment
This is the part of the coaching cycle where people just start throwing names out there. Paul Myerberg of USA TODAY cast the first stone:
Here are a few candidates for the university to consider:
Indiana State head coach Trent Miles
Liberty head coach Turner Gill
Towson head coach Rob Ambrose
Notre Dame defensive coordinator Bob Diaco
Syracuse defensive coordinator Scott Shafer
Kent State offensive coordinator Brian Rock
For what it's worth, Gill finished 6-5 (5-1) with Liberty in his first year with the Liberty Flames, good enough to earn one-third of a Big South championship.
An FCS coach would make the most sense. Just remember their place in the pipeline of coaching success.