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Eric Sorrentino of the Lawrence (Kan.) Journal World lists a handful of coaches that could be considered by Colorado athletic director Mike Bohn, a KU grad, for the vacant position in Boulder. The list includes: available free agents Bill McCartney, Mike Bellotti and Mark Mangino, interim coach Brian Cabral, Air Force’s Troy Calhoun. He dismisses Les Miles, Jon Gruden and Mike Leach as viable options.

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Minnesota athletic director Joel Maturi

Doogie Wolfson of @1500ESPN in Minneapolis has compiled a list of 30 potential replacements for Minnesota coach Tim Brewster if/when he is relieved of his duties. I would generously describe this as a brainstorm session and not even close to a realistic list of candidates. Many of them seem to make no sense at all, but nonetheless, it seems obvious that Minnesota will make a move sometime between today and Nov. 27, so here we go:  

Minnesota grad, Tony Dungy, Georgia coach Mark Richt, Stanford coach Jim Harbaugh, Boise State coach Chris Petersen, Air Force coach Troy Calhoun, Temple coach Al Golden, UConn coach Randy Edsall, UFL coach and former Boston College coach Jeff Jagodzinski, San Diego State coach Brady Hoke, former Texas Tech coach Mike Leach, former Kansas coach Mark Mangino, former Tennessee coach Phil Fulmer, former USF coach Jim Leavitt, former Oregon coach Mike Belloti, Houston coach Kevin Sumlin, Columbia coach and Minnesota grad Norries Wilson, former Minnesota QB and Montreal Alouettes coach Marc Trestman, Ole Miss OC and Minnesota native Mike Markuson, Vikings OC Darrell Bevell, Ravens QB coach and former Minnesota assistant Jim Zorn, former Ravens coach and former Vikings OC Brian Billick, Wisconsin OC Paul Chryst, Alabama DC Kirby Smart, Alabama OC Jim McElwin, Nebraska DC Carl Pelini, Oklahoma DC Brent Venables, Michigan State OC Don Tradwell, Oklahoma OC Kevin Wilson, Florida assistant and former Iowa State head coach Dan McCarney and Clemson DC and former Baylor coach Kevin Steele.

NBCSports.com’s Ben Kercheval writes that the hiring of first-year Kansas coach Turner Gill is causing some second guessing. KU is 2-4 with a season-opening loss to North Dakota State, a road loss at Southern Miss and now back-to-back defeats at Baylor (55-7) and home vs. Kansas State (59-7). Kercheval notes that success is not a distant memory for Kansas, which beat Virginia Tech in the 2008 Orange Bowl under coach Mark Mangino.

Complicating matters in Lawrence is that the athletic director situation is in flux. Lew Perkins, who hired Gill, abrupted resigned, nearly 12 months before his scheduled retirement date and Sean Lester is serving as interim athletic director.