I think these sound like the top five college coaching candidates for NFL head coaching jobs, per chats with front office people in the last two weeks (in order):
1. Chip Kelly, Oregon
2. David Shaw, Stanford
3. Brian Kelly, Notre Dame
4. Kirk Ferentz, Iowa (even coming off the bad season at Iowa, he’s well-respected in the NFL)
5. Doug Marrone, Syracuse
- Could Marrone be an NFL candidate?
- Temple head coach Steve Addazio still a fan of SU
- Bishop Kearney, with Chinonso Obokoh, will play at Jamesville-DeWitt this season
- Carmelo has 35 points and 13 rebounds in Knicks loss to Nets
- Orange doubters proved wrong with 5-1 finish to season
- Syracuse 5th in Coach’s poll, 6th in AP
- One more look back at Princeton & Colgate
- How did Syracuse turn around its season?
- The ties of Jim Boeheim
- Carter-Wiliams leads nation in assists average