All the talk about who the DC has been around the so-called “big-name” guys that you hear about on ESPN. Everyone seems happy about the finding a lesser-know but well-respected up-and-comer for HC, so why not apply that to DC?
If you look at the NCAA team stats, Pts Per Game Allowed is a good predictor of a team’s W-L success. Bama is No. 1, Clemson 2, Wisconsin 3 and Georgia is 4. (Oklahoma is No. 52 but the Sooners are No.4 offensively in that category).
Sooo… Here are the rankings of some some of the teams that aren’t traditional powerhouses that did well in that category this year and would presumably have DC’s worth looking at that would be interested in coming to Arkansas:
No. 8 UT San Antonio
No. 9 Fresno State
No. 11 Troy
No. 13 Wyoming
No. 15 San Diego State
No. 17 Marshall
No. 26 No Illinois
I made the list wit the premise that we wouldn’t be able to “steal” someone from a big school, which of course is also a possibility.
Jim Leonhard at Wisconsin is only making $600,000 per year. He seems like a Power 5 name we might have the financial resources to snag. Of course Wisky is his alma mater and he’s only three years removed from his own NFL career.