UNM coaching search focussed solely on head coaches

Posted at: 11/02/2011 7:39 PM | Updated at: 11/02/2011 10:38 PM
By: J.P. Murrieta, KOB Eyewitness Sports 4

UNM Vice President for Athletics Paul Krebs is still hush-hush about his search for a new head football coach, but he’s starting to narrow down his choices.  On his weekly radio show, Krebs said the search is focused solely on sitting head coaches or former head coaches.  A timeline for the hire would depend on what that candidate is doing now.  Is he a current head coach or is he out of work?  Krebs did not rule out making a hire before the end of the season.  “Ideally we would bring in a coach before the season is over.  Not to coach the team but to assess the team and the talent,” said Krebs.


Krebs said they have already interviewed candidates and talked with multiple coaches.  While he still would not name any possible candidates, here’s a list of some potential hires (again, not an official list put out by Krebs or UNM).


Mike Leach, former Texas Tech head coach (currently on a book tour)

Jim Leavitt, former UCF head coach (currently with San Francisco 49ers)

Gary Barnett, former University of Colorado head coach (currently radio analyst)

Tim Beckman, Toledo head coach (will likely be in high demand after season)

Willie Fritz, Sam Houston State head coach (8-0 record this year including a win over the Lobos earlier this year)

Ron Caragher, University of San Diego head coach (6-2 this year, his team scored 24 points or more in all but one game this season, his record at USD is 33-19)

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