Kiffin would have been a disaster and would have left this program in terrible shape, possibly under investigation.
Sonny Dykes was trying to interview everywhere to get away from Cal (and would later be fired because of it). Don’t think we interviewed him this time around.
OK State OC, Mike Yurcich, was mentioned on some preseason lists as someone to watch this year.
We interviewed the HC at Troy, Neal Brown who also coached at Tech, but he wasn’t a finalist for some reason.
Ruffin McNeil, the former ECU head guy who coached at Tech and is now at OU, was out there. Lot of folks think he was screwed by ECU; of course, he wouldn’t have Lincoln Riley to be OC...
Couldn’t get Holgo, but his OC, Zac Spavital, probably could have been had. He recruited well at A&M and Cal.