Also, it seemed like a good idea - particularly this season with so many major job openings in college football - to have a unified thread for discussion. We can use it for hoops as well.
ESPN asked some athletic directors about the hire-ability of Lane Kiffin as a head coach: http://insider.espn.go.com/college-foot ... head-coach
It's In$idered, but the funniest quotes to me were:
"You've got to be kidding. No way!" a Group of 5 athletic director said. "Please tell me why. He's terrible with donors, he's terrible with the administration, he's terrible with admissions, he's terrible with the plans, he's terrible with following the rules. Why would you hire him?
"We know Saban wants him out, so now he's trying to shop for jobs?"
"He's had two head-coaching stints that ended in just complete disaster," a Group of 5 AD said. "Athletic directors who hire retreads are morons, given all the talent in the world right now, all these young coaches, all these minority coaches who are phenomenal, who are waiting for an opportunity.
"And no, we're going to go hire Lane Kiffin."
"Yes," one Power 5 athletic director said when asked if Kiffin would get another Power 5 job, "but hold your nose as that guy has so much bad baggage. Renegade hire."
"We all think, 'I can fix this guy,'" a Group of 5 AD said. "We're all nuts. [Bobby] Petrino got hired at Louisville. Those guys all find a spot."
High praise... I still think I'd take him over Muschamp though.
I heard Maryland and Mizzou both contacted Richt. I think each would be a good landing spot for him. I prefer he get out of the SEC though.