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Report: Willie Fritz, Jeff Monken Top Candidates For Kansas Football Job

NCAA Football: Texas at Kansas

Ever since Les Miles and Jeff Long left Kansas, everyone wondered who would replace their positions. Since Les Miles was fired, wide receivers coach Emmett Jones was promoted to interim head coach and Kansas hired Travis Goff from Northwestern to become their new athletic director.

However, while the hires have been made, one must wonder how long Emmett Jones will hold the interim head coach title. We here have put in our two cents on who we think should get a look to be the next head coach at Kansas but there is a report out there with two names in mind.


Football Scoop has reported that Kansas is eyeing Army’s Jeff Monken and Tulane’s Willie Fritz. Monken helped turn Army’s football program around and has won nine games three times in the last four seasons. And of course, he runs the triple option which would be interesting at a place like Kansas.

Meanwhile Willie Fritz did a great job at places such as Sam Houston State and Georgia Southern before going to Tulane where they have been bowl eligible the last three years. Keep in mind that Fritz is a native of Kansas with plenty of ties within the state.

Whoever Kansas hires will have a tough job ahead. The program is still in shambles and needs a complete rebuild from top to bottom. The Jayhawks have not won more than three games in a season since 2009.

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