Leach out as pos­si­ble Arkansas coach

The Saline Courier - - SPORTS - By Nate Allen Ra­zor­backs Re­port

FAYETTEVIL­LE - Add Wash­ing­ton State’s Mike Leach to those deemed can­di­dates for the va­cant Arkansas head foot­ball coach­ing job who plan to stay at the schools em­ploy­ing them.

Wash­ing­ton State has agreed to ex­tend Leach’s $4 mil­lion per an­nual con­tract through 2024, it was an­nounced Thurs­day in Pull­man, Wash­ing­ton.

Ear­lier this week Iowa State Coach Matt Camp­bell and Iowa State agreed to a con­tract ex­ten­sion through 2025.

Camp­bell also was be­lieved to be high on Arkansas Ath­letic

Ddi­rec­tor Hunter Yu­rachek’s head-coach­ing can­di­date radar.

Florida At­lantic Univer­sity Coach Lane Kif­fin, re­port­edly in­ter­viewed by Yu­rachek, is be­lieved to be the lead­ing can­di­date for the Arkansas job but for now con­cen­trates on ready­ing FAU for its Con­fer­ence USA cham­pi­onship game Satur­day against Alaba­mabirm­ing­ham.

Mem­phis Coach Mike Norvell and Ap­palachian State Coach Eli Drinkwitz, also con­sid­ered Arkansas pos­si­bil­i­ties, also coach their teams in con­fer­ence cham­pi­onship games Satur­day.

SEC schools Ole Miss and Mis­souri, plus Florida

State of the ACC could be con­sid­er­ing the same coaches for their head­coach­ing va­can­cies that Arkansas is be­lieved to be con­sid­er­ing.

Chad Mor­ris, 2-10 over­all, 0-8 in the SEC in his Ra­zor­backs de­but was fired Nov. 10 games into this sea­son at 2-8, 0-6.

As in­terim head coach, tight ends coach Barry Lunney Jr. coached the fi­nal two games, SEC losses at AP na­tion­ally No. 1 LSU and against Mis­souri, and re­mains the in­terim coach try­ing to hold recruiting com­mit­ments and keep­ing the play­ers to­gether go­ing into this month’s se­mes­ter clos­ing fi­nal ex­ams.

CRAVEN WHIT­LOW/NATE Allen Sports Ser­vice

Arkansas stu­dents hold up a sign in sup­port of the hir­ing of Lane Kif­fin this past Tues­day dur­ing an Arkansas Ra­zor­backs game at Bud Wal­ton Arena in Fayettevil­le. Kif­fin is the front-run­ner for the Arkansas foot­ball coach­ing va­cancy.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.