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Ed Orgeron wants to Coach Kansas

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I hope not, I don't want his cheating SEC style of recruiting in the Big 12. Last year as interim coach he kept saying how he loved and would do anything for the players. Once he didn't get the job, his love for the players went out the window and he QUIT on the players and wouldn't coach their bowl game. Not only is he a cheater, but he's full of it.




Hey Kansas, Ed Orgeron wants to be your next head coach

Posted by Zach Barnett on September 29, 2014, 10:16 PM EDT

Kansas is without a head coach. College football’s favorite coaching free agent, former USC defensive line coach-turned-interim head coach Ed Orgeron, is without a job.

Let’s make it happen, Jayhawks.

“It’s a Power Five (job),†Orgeron told George Schroeder of USA Today at a speaking engagement Monday in Little Rock, Ark. “(Mark) Mangino went 12-1 and went to the Orange Bowl. It’s in a great conference. His staff proved that you can do it.â€

When asked if he really wanted to be Kansas’ fourth head coach seven years, Orgeron was undeterred.

“It’s a challenging job,†he said. “But most jobs you get, there’s gonna be some things you’re gonna have to fix.â€

The popular longtime assistant holds a 16-27 career record as a head coach – 10-25 at Ole Miss from 2005-07, and 6-2 on an interim basis at USC last season. He believes the second job is more indicative of his ability as a head coach than the first. â€œI believe I put my résumé out on the TV those last eight games,†Orgeron said. “They know who I am and what I’ve done.â€

Orgeron credits his success at USC with loosening the atmosphere inside Heritage Hall following Lane Kiffin’s ouster, famously putting cookies on the training table and pitting position groups against each other in tug of war. â€œPlay with energy. Have fun. Loosen up,†Oregon said.

Kansas still has eight games to play before it can officially bring in a new coach, but Orgeron has nothing but time on his hands to watch football. He’ll be watching, and he’ll be ready.




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This ^. I'm a fan of Ed O and he can recruit like nobody's business. But I don't think he and Kansas match up well at all. Honestly, Orgeron needs to hang on and wait to see what unfolds after this season. The Stoops to NFL rumors have arguably never been hotter so Oklahoma would make a good fit. Hoke has to be on shaky ground in Michigan and I could see where they'd value Orgeron. 


I don't know, I think it's too early for him to commit to a school like Kansas that is going to need an entire revamp, rather than a strong recruiter with great fundamentals who will need a serious coordinator lean.

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Possible Replacements for Weiss at Kansas



Kansas pulled the plug on the Charlie Weis era early Sunday morning, dismissing its head coach after the team's 23-0 home loss to Texas.

The former Notre Dame head coach and Florida offensive coordinator finished 6-22 in Lawrence, winning just one Big 12 game in two-plus seasons.

Athletic director Sheahon Zenger announced that defensive coordinator Clint Bowen will take over as the interim head coach.

So where do the Jayhawks go from here?

The program likely would prefer that the next head coach have ties to the school, but most importantly have ties to the state of Texas for recruiting purposes. It also has to be able to afford a new head coach, as Weis will still get around $7 million from the Jayhawks. So it's going to be interesting how Kansas approaches this hiring.

Being the program-builder in Lawrence is a tough gig. Very tough. However, we've seen near-miraculous restoration jobs in college football before. So the school will need to land someone who truly wants to take a risk, knowing that it will be an uphill battle to make the Jayhawks a competitive Big 12 outfit, a team worthy of minor bowl consideration and a school that can compete with the state's actual winning football team, Kansas State. Remember, the Jayhawks did have success under Mark Mangino.

Here are some coaches that Zenger could approach about the opening.

Brent-Venables1.jpgCould Brent Venables be in the mix for the Kansas head gig?

Brent Venables: The Clemson defensive coordinator is a Kansas native who can bring some energy to the program and to the recruiting trails. He played at archrival Kansas State, but that wouldn't thwart any interest on either side.

Josh Heupel: The Oklahoma offensive coordinator is young (36 years old) and oversees a prolific Sooners offense. And Jayhawk fans know all too well about lackluster offenses. He could be in play at SMU, as well. I was told this offseason that Heupel is on the radar of a lot of ADs across the country.

David Beaty: The Texas A&M receivers coach/recruiting coordinator is a hot name as the Aggies continue to have success in the SEC. He was Mark Mangino's receivers coach in 2008-09 and also Turner Gill's co-offensive coordinator in 2011. Those stints don't hurt him, though, because he is held in high regard and is a relentless recruiter. He would get talent from Texas.

Ed Orgeron: The Ole Miss stint is forgotten after his strong finish last season after taking over for Lane Kiffin at USC. His personality is huge and his recruiting speaks for itself. If he lands the right OC, it just may work in Lawrence.

Dana Dimel: The Kansas State co-offensive coordinator is close with Zenger, and he's enjoying a good run with K-State. He recruited well at Houston despite not having success as head coach there, but many of those players eventually had success under Art Briles.

Ed Warinner: The Ohio State offensive line coach/co-offensive coordinator was Mangino's OC during the team's 2007 12-1 Orange Bowl campaign. He can get recruits from the Lone Star State and field an offense that can score points.

Tom Herman: The Ohio State offensive coordinator has strong ties to Texas and was handpicked by Urban Meyer when the former Florida coach took the head job in Columbus. Herman will be given the chance to be a head coach soon. Perhaps it will be in Lawrence.

Tim Beck: The Nebraska offensive coordinator was a Kansas assistant in the mid-2000s, and he is becoming a hotter name with Nebraska's success this season. He has also recruited Texas well.



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