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Who should replace Charlie Weis as KU football coach?

Clint Bowen: Interim KU head coach, defensive coordinator 746 votes

25.99%

John Reagan: KU offensive coordinator 24 votes

0.84%

Ed Warinner: Ohio State co-offensive coordinator, offensive line coach 362 votes

12.61%

David Beaty: Texas A&M; receivers coach, recruiting coordinator 254 votes

8.85%

Tim Beck: Nebraska offensive coordinator 54 votes

1.88%

Eric Kiesau: KU receivers coach 10 votes

0.35%

Dave Doeren: N.C. State head coach 277 votes

9.65%

Jim Leavitt: San Francisco 49ers linebackers coach 239 votes

8.33%

Chad Morris: Clemson offensive coordinator 69 votes

2.40%

Butch Davis: Former NFL and college coach 96 votes

3.34%

Mark Mangino: Iowa State offensive coordinator, tight ends coach 511 votes

17.80%

Other: Suggest another name in the comments 228 votes

7.94%

2870 total votes

Comments

Chris Baker

Mangino!

Aside from Mark, here are some other possibilities I wouldn't mind popping up in Lawrence:

Ed Orgeron - Did a heck of a job at USC
Josh McDaniels - Worth a chance on a 2nd Patriot OC?
Lane Kiffin - Just kidding! Mostly... After picking Weis, would this surprise anyone?)
John Reagan - If we need a *cheap* hire and we're not sold on Bowen
Jim Harbaugh - Longshot I know

7 years, 10 months ago

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Andy Tweedy

Lane Kiffin? Classic!!!

7 years, 10 months ago

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Joseph Kuebel

2nd ex-patriot OC? He's proven himself to fail (Denver), and has ridden Belicheck's coattails to having a name for himself, just like Weis. As seen versus the Chief's last night: Punt, Punt, Punt, Punt, Punt, Int, Fumble, Punt... I hope this was a joke just like Kiffin!

7 years, 10 months ago

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Chris Baker

Heck, Mack Brown even? Yeah I know I'm dreaming now.

7 years, 10 months ago

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Jonathan Allison

might as well throw Bear Bryant (RIP) into the mix then...

7 years, 10 months ago

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Marc Frey

I was going with Mack as well.

7 years, 10 months ago

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Jack McEnaney

Jim Tressel

7 years, 10 months ago

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Vernon Riggs

Philip Montgomery - OC at Baylor

7 years, 10 months ago

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Chris Bailey

Randy Dreiling! It worked for Baylor!

7 years, 10 months ago

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Chris Bailey

How can anyone vote for Bowen? He's yet to coach a single game. I'd say let's see how he performs.

7 years, 10 months ago

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Mark McCammond

I voted for Mangino....but...I do not think Bowen is bad choice....btw..Mangino was an assistant with no head coaching job in college football when Kansas hired him.

7 years, 10 months ago

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Joe Ross

Chris. Thank God "someone" gets it! You took the words right out of my mouth...

7 years, 10 months ago

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Randy Bombardier

I saw K-state's Dana Dimmel somewhere and I like that possibility. Also Oregon's Scott Frost. We need an offense guy. But I'm intrigued with the Dreilling suggestion. He should be brought onto the staff. Replace powlus. But Kansas ain't Texas football. But who is the texas high school king now. That's worth thinking about for future reference.

7 years, 10 months ago

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Mark McCammond

Kansas needs a coach that can win..and win without 4 or 5 star talent. Mark Mangino has already proven he can do that.

7 years, 10 months ago

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Bryan Mohr

1. Doeren, 2. Mangino, 3. Leavitt, 4. Warriner... please don't hire Mack Brown. I'm not sure that any of Doeren, Mangino, Leavitt, or Warriner would accept an offer at this point.

Why so many are voting for Bowen is puzzling to me.

7 years, 10 months ago

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Jonathan Allison

I'd guess that people are voting for Bowen because he in fact actually IS the new Head Coach right now and so far has not lost a single game as such, thus voting for Bowen hoping in the best interest of KU Football that he can salvage the season and win the head coaching position in earnest based on merit at season's end.

At least that's why I voted for Bowen. However, if Weis had not been fired till season's end then there's no way I would have voted for Bowen because he'd have no time to earn the title and would not stack up as a candidate against the other names listed.

7 years, 10 months ago

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Jonathan Allison

another theory would be that people simply want to see the results and/or read the comments and since Bowen is at the top of the list they vote blindly for Bowen in order to reveal the results and comments.

7 years, 10 months ago

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Walter Bridges

I like your picks but I would move Doeren behind Leavitt w/everything else staying the same.

7 years, 10 months ago

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Andrew R. Gaylor

Pat Narduzzi

7 years, 10 months ago

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Kyle Sybesma

Jim McElwain. Currently head coach of Colorado State. Won New Mexico Bowl last year vs Mike Leach's Washington State Cougars. This year they've beaten in state rival Colorado and won at Boston College. BC beat USC the previous week. Prior to Colorado State, McElwain was the OC for Nick Saban at Alabama.

7 years, 10 months ago

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Freddie Garza

How about Craig Bohl, former head coach at North Dakota State (the guy who beat K-State) and current coach for Wyoming? Or KC Keeler from Sam Houston State?

7 years, 10 months ago

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Chris Spangenburg

If Clint can't win the position and stick ... I'd like Bohl to come in, Warinner/Frost/Morris I could get excited about too

7 years, 10 months ago

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Brandon Snook

I think I'll wait a week before casting my vote.

7 years, 10 months ago

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Steve Corder

Vince Lombardi, since some want to resurrect Mark Mangino.

What a stupid time to run a poll!!

7 years, 10 months ago

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Freddie Garza

I agree about Mangino. It's unrealistic to think that the guy would even give KU the time of day considering how he was drug through the mud as we gave him the boot. He's not coming back. Ain't happenin'!

7 years, 10 months ago

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Mark McCammond

All parties involved are gone....and most of the fans have always supported him

7 years, 10 months ago

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Fred Davis

Scott Frost or Rhett Lashlee - young, energetic and forward-minded thinking coaches. If they leave in 4-5 years because they've kicked ass and put KU back on the map...? So what. It beats what's going on right now.

7 years, 10 months ago

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Mark Bowers

Ruffin McNeill from East Carolina University, check him out!

7 years, 10 months ago

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Kyle Sybesma

Article about Warinner. For those who want Mangino back this may be your best option.

http://www2.kusports.com/news/2013/ja...

7 years, 10 months ago

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Lloyd Kinnison

Reading the comments has been very interesting. I fail to understand why we would want another NFl assistant, who does not have experience with high school recruits entering the university system. Clint has the experience, young enough to relate to high school players, and has experience in the Big 12. He stepped into the heat of a major football conference, with minimal chance of success, but has demonstrated small steps for improvement. Let us give him a chance.

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