Josh Aldridge, 33
Liberty Interim Head Coach & Co-Defensive Coordinator
Did an poutstanding job leading the Flames defense this year. He would provide some continuity for the team and potentially help with retaining the talent currently on the Mountain.
Tom Allen, 52
Indiana Head Coach
Very outspoken believer who was once on Coach Freeze's staff years ago at Lambuth. He's outperformed expectations at Indiana but has struggled Post-Pandemic finsihing 4-8 this season.
Kent Austin, 59
Liberty Co-Offensive Coordinator
The former CFL head coach was one of Freeze's top lieutenants and would offer some form of continuity during the transition.
Mike Brown, 34
Cincinnati WRs Coach
Without head aoching or coordinator experience, he would be a significant long shot. But the Flames legend has settled in nicely into the coaching ranks since he left behind his NFL playing days.
Jamey Chadwell, 45
Coastal Carolina Head Coach
Obviously a well-known commodity to Flames fans as head coach of two of our former Big South rivals at Charleston Southern and now Coastal Carolina. He has been head coach at two Christian institutions (CSU & North Greenville).
Gene Chizik, 60
North Carolina Assistant Head Coach for Defense
Won a national championship at Auburn in 2010 with Cam Newton's lone season on campus. He's back with his longtime boss Mack Brown leading the Tarheels defense. Chizik was DC for Brown on Texas' 2005 National Championship team.
Curt Cignetti, 61
JMU Head Coach
Wildly successful in his four seasons at JMU after succesful stops at Elon and the D2 level.
Chris Creighton, 53
Eastern Michigan Head Coach
If you can win at Eastern Michigan, you can win anywhere. In 9 seasonas in Ypsilanti, he now has the school in the mAC Championship game.
Tony Dews, 49
Tennessee Titans RB Coach
Very similar to Mike Brown situation but with more experience at P5 & NFL levels, The former Flame under Coach Sam has built a strong coachign carrer. But he's never been a head coach or coordinator.
Scott Frost, 49
Former Nebraska Head Coach
Won a self-proclaimed national championship at UCF before returning to his alma mater Nebraska and fairing poorly. He checks all of the professed believer boxes. LU does have a history of hiring former Nebraska All-American QBs.
Jeff Grimes, 54
Baylor Offensive Coordinator
Killer P5 resume including coaching on Auburn's national championship squad. And would bring killer Texan recruiting network into play. But once again, no head coaching experience.
Clay Helton, 50
Georgia Southern Head Coach
Former USC head coach who had mixed results for the Trojans. He spent this season leading Georgia Southern to a 6-6 mark. But he has strong credentials and great recruiting contacts.
Mike London, 62
William & Mary Head Coach
London is best known for his mediocre 6-season stint at UVa, but he has a proven track record of success at Richmond and his built W&M into a surprising CAA power this season.
G.J. Kinne, 33
Incarnate Word Head Coach
First year as a head coach has been amazing at FCS Incarnate Word sitting at 10-1. He's been around the block for a young guy after playing professionally and then coaching at places like SMU, Arkansas, Hawaii, UCF & Philadelphia Eagles. He is rumored to be a shoe-in to become the new head coach at Tulsa where he starred at quaterback.
Mike Minter, 48
Campbell Head Coach
Former LU assistant who has done a solid job at resource-constrained Campbell. Former NFL star who is an outspoken believer.
Jeff Monken, 55
Army Head Coach
A Paul Johnson disciple who has been very successful at a place tough to win, West Point. He took Georgia Southern to three FCS national semifinals in a row.
Barry Odom, 46
Arkansas Defensive Coordinator
The former Mizzou head coach saw the Flames up close and personal this year at Arkansas.
Anthony Poindexter, 46
Penn State Co-Defensive Coordinator
The Jefferson Forest HS alum has put together a very nice resume with stints at his alma mater UVa, UConn, Purdue & now in Happy Valley.
Deion Sanders, 55
Jackson State Head Coach
Coach Prime has been a rousing success at his brief stint at FCS/SWAC/HBCU Jackson State in recruiting, on-the-field results and promotion. He also is very open about his faith and with the right resources could potentially be a game-changer for any program. He does bring some baggage with him but he is indisputably the most sought after coach available in America right now.
Brandon Streeter, 45
Clemson Offensive Coordinator
Danny Rocco's right hand man running his offenses at Liberty & Richmond, Streeter has established himself as a top coaching candidate in his time at Clemson. He's been OC this season after Tony Elliott moved upt o UVa.
Cadillac Williams, 40
Auburn Running Backs Coach & Former Interim Head Coach
In his four games as interim head coach for Auburn, he went two and two and generally earned the respect of the fanbase. He's an outspoken believer and a charismatic leader.
Kane Wommack, 35
South Alabama Head Coach
From the Tom Allen coaching tree as he served as DC at Indiana before serving his 1st two years as USA Head Coach. This year he has led the Jaguars to a 10-2 record.