Connect the dots. Dennis Franchione will be strongly considered as the new Kansas State coach.
Kansas State athletic director Bob Krause said Wednesday he would have a new coach hired by the end of the season, and that he preferred a head coach. There's not too many sitting head coaches who are going to leave their jobs in the middle of the season to take Kansas State.
That kind of narrows the field to people like Franchione. The former TCU, Alabama and Texas A&M coach is currently a college football analyst on ESPN radio. It is known he is interested in replacing Ron Prince who was fired Wednesday effective at the end of the season.
Kansas State was Franchione's first college coaching job and his first child was born in Manhattan, Kan. He is a native Kansan who attended Pittsburg (Kan.) State. It is known he is preferred my hoardes of K-State fans although he has not yet been contacted formally by the school.
He has been out of work less than a year since resigning at Texas A&M. That was after the unfortunate newsletter scandal.
The 56-year-old Franchione is 107-81 in 16 years as a I-A coach.