As expected, there has been quite a bit of interest from coaches in the head coaching position at Youngstown State. As more than a few guys have said to me, "That's not a stepping stone job for a guy like me, that's where I want to go, win and stay."
I'll be brief; because this one truly has another week or so to play out and things should become more clear as Ron Strollo, Jim Tressel and crew narrow the field.
To be clear, I don't believe this to be an exhaustive list; but this is what I've heard through a number of sources, culled down to what I believe is real and truly has a shot. There certainly could be others and if those come to our attention we'll update things on The Scoop.
So, a certain level of interviews have already begun and are ongoing; but I have heard that further, on campus / in person interviews are expected to occur next week. With that said, here is a list of guys that we've heard the YSU administration was interested in... (no particular order)
- Don Treadwell
- Brian Wright
- Dave Warner
- Mark Snyder
- Vince Marrow
- Trent Boykin
- Rick Shepas
With the compensation package where it is, I don't think guys like Luke Fickell are truly involved. I was asked tonight about Mike Sullivan's involvement as well. Might be; but last I had heard he was looking for an NFL opportunity so truly don't know. This isn't the one for Mark Mangino.
As more becomes clear, we'll keep you posted on The Scoop.