No one knows yet but I can tell you that Texas Tech's Mike Leach's name has come up and the coach is interested.
To no one's surprise, Washington's Tyrone Willingham announced Monday he would step down after the season. That was predictable after U-Dub officially dropped out of bowl consideration at 0-7. Please, stop laughing. This is the way things are done. It was certainly a lot classier than what went down at Auburn and Clemson.
Whether Washington is interested in Leach is another deal. Here's what one former coach thinks of Leach and Washington:
"He's kind of made it clear he wants to go someplace in the long run ... (His personality) is not bad, it's just different. I don't think it sells well in an interview. I've always said I'd love to see him in Oklahoma with that talent. Mike Leach, I don't know where you can say he's a perfect fit for because he's an unusual character, but he's a brilliant unusual character.
"That's a place where you can compete in that conference, probably better than 75 percent of the teams in the Pac-10. Neuheisel was smart enough to win there, he wasn't smart enough to mesh with the personality of the people he had to deal with ...
"They have an old-boy group there that is hard to please ... Those boys, they want things like it used to be ... When (former coach Jim) Lambright got hired, he was part of that old school. They loved him because he represented the old. He couldn't quite get the offense cranked up.
"Neuheisel had no chance if he had not screwed up. He won but he doesn'thave the kind of personality that could endear itself. He's so new age ...
"Whoever gets that job is going to have a chance to compete for the conference championship within two or three years. It's a great town, got a great image. You ought to be able to walk into Southern California and compete (in recruiting) with everybody but Southern Cal. If Oregon can't get the players they get and Seattle (meaning Washington) can't, you got to be kidding me."