Posted by Tom Fornelli
Air Force head coach Troy Calhoun is a name that is likely going to come up as a possible candidate for a few different head coaching jobs this offseason. Calhoun has gone 33-18 in four seasons at Air Force, and his history both in college and the NFL is appealing to schools looking for a new head coach. One spot his name has come up pretty often is at Colorado.
Along with his experience, the fact that Calhoun is familiar with the state of Colorado thanks to his time at Air Force and with the Denver Broncos only makes him more attractive to the school. Unfortunately for Colorado, Calhoun had to let the school know that while he's flattered, he's just not into them.
Calhoun recently let the school know that he won't be a candidate to replace Dan Hawkins, and removed his name from the discussion. He's the second candidate to do so, as former Oregon coach Mike Bellotti removed himself from consideration a few weeks ago.
As for who the new front runner for the gig is, the names Bill McCartney and Eric Bieniemy keep popping up, and interim head coach Brian Cabral had an interview earlier this week. There are also rumors that the school still has the pipe dream of stealing Les Miles from LSU. Why Miles would ever leave LSU to take a pay cut at Colorado, I'll never know.