Miami (OH) head coaching candidates
Posted by: Pete Roussel on Sunday October 06, 2013
Another coaching search is underway.
In addition to USC and UCONN, Miami (OH) is now looking for a new head coach.
Today, the Redhawks dismissed Don Treadwell after the 0-5 start to the season.
Our super early list of candidates for the next head coach includes four coaches:
Aaron Kromer: Kromer is in his first season as the Chicago Bears offensive coordinator / offensive line coach. He previously served on Sean Payton’s staff with the Saints from 2008-2012. A Miami (OH) graduate, Kromer served as an assistant at his alma mater from 1990-1998. *** It is believed that Kromer earns a salary in the neighborhood of $1 million, so this one may not be feasible unless he simply wants to become a college head coach.
Tom Herman: Ohio State offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Tom Herman and Miami (OH) athletic director David Sayler crossed paths at Rice University several years back. Herman (38) is from Cincinnati. He has coached under Mack Brown, David Bailiff, Paul Rhoads, and Urban Meyer.
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DJ Durkin: Durkin has coached under Urban Meyer, Jim Harbaugh, and Will Muschamp. He has experienced terrific success as a special teams coordinator, which is the only position for a coach to speak to the entire team other than as the head coach. In the off-season, Muschamp promoted Durkin the defensive coordinator. If the Gators’ defensive success continues throughout the year, Durkin may have enough momentum to attract an athletic director with an opening. It would be worth it considering Durkin’s success on the field, as a recruiter, and the blueprints he’s acquired. It should also be noted that Durkin has four years of experience in the state of Ohio, having coached at Bowling Green from 2001-2002 and 2005-2006. Oddly enough, Miami (OH) athletic director David Sayler was at Bowling Green from 2001-2005.
Chuck Martin: Notre Dame offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Chuck Martin has a successful stint as a head coach, having led Grand Valley State to back-to-back national championships in 2005 and 2006.
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