I know, this is complete speculation…but if Tulane continues to bomb this season their is a chance a coaching change could be made uptown.
So, who would be a good choice to replace Bob Toledo?
Personally, I think the program needs to hire a young up-and-coming coach that is hungry for his first head coaching job and that will work tirelesly to bring the program back.
Here are a few suggestions: (you’ll notice none of my top choices are offensive or defensive coordinators from BCS conferences. I think all the good coordinators from the major schools are waiting for BCS head coaching jobs.)
1. (my top choice) Dana Holgorsen:
Offensive Coordinator University of Houston
Fletcher’s Take: Offensive guru familiar with C-USA.
2. Frank Wilson
Wide Receivers Coach University of Tennessee
Fletcher’s Take: Local coach who in the beginning of this decade led O. Perry Walker to great success. Known as a tremendous recruiter.
3. Trooper Taylor
Wide Receivers Coach Auburn University
Fletcher’s Take: Former Tulane assistant who understands how the school and it’s athletic program works.
4. Larry Porter
Running Backs Coach LSU
Fletcher’s Take: If LSU makes changes on it’s coaching staff they’ll be made on the offensive side of the ball meaning Porter could be looking for a change of secenry.
5. (longshot candidate) Gus Malzahn
Offensive Coordinator Auburn University
Fletcher’s Take: Longshot because Malzahn is a BCS conference head coach just waiting for a shot.
6. (Longshot candidate II) Brain Harsin
Offensive Coordinator Boise State University
Fletcher’s Take: Considered one of the best young coaches in college football. Harsin is from Boise and may not leave his home state and alma mater unless he’s got a golden opportunity.
7. (wild card candidate) Major Applewhite
Offensive Coordinator Rice University
Fletcher’s Take: Until this season I was very high on Applewhite but have cooled on him due to his teams struggles…so he’s a wild card to me. But I still think he’ll be a great head coach one day.