Jim Schaus likes to move quick. The Ohio athletic director is known for not relying on search firms or consultants to aid him in his coaching searches. He sets strict guidelines for what he's looking for and goes hard after what he wants.
According to a report from The Athens Messenger's Jason Arkley, Schaus is already down to his final four candidates for the job that's been vacant for just two days. According to sources the Schaus is only considering actively sitting head coaches. This means former head coaches and top assistants will not be considered for the job.
Bad news for many Ohio fans who were championing for one of two former Ohio players and assistants, Dustin Ford and Jeff Boals, to get the job.
Who has made the cut so far? According to Arkley's sources the list includes:
- Saul Phillips, North Dakota State
- Pat Kelsey, Winthrop
- Jeff Neubauer, Eastern Kentucky
- LeVelle Moton, North Carolina Central