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Kellen Moore No Longer Candidate For TCU Job: Report

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Kellen Moore is no longer a candidate for the TCU head coaching job, per a report by Fort Worth Star-Telegram beat writer Drew Davison on Monday.

Davison cited sources close to the search.

Moore became mentioned as a candidate shortly after TCU and Gary Patterson parted ways on Oct. 31. Moore, a former star quarterback at Boise State and a journeyman NFL backup, is now the offensive coordinator with the Dallas Cowboys. In his third season as offensive coordinator, he’s called the offensive plays for one of the best units in the league, which had won six straight games before falling to Denver on Sunday.


Moore’s work may make it more likely he will be able to get a head-coaching job in the NFL after the 2021 season.

TCU is working its way through potential candidates for the job. On Sunday, Davison reported that the search had seen three names rise to the top, though the source would not disclose which three coaches had distinguished themselves to this point. The list of candidates, per Davison, included SMU head coach Sonny Dykes, Louisiana head coach Billy Napier, Jackson State head coach Deion Sanders, and Clemson offensive coordinator Tony Elliott.

The Horned Frogs are also reportedly interested in Iowa State head coach Matt Campbell, who has drawn interest from multiple college and NFL openings the past couple of years.

Since Patterson and TCU parted ways, the Horned Frogs have won a game under interim head coach Jerry Kill, as the Horned Frogs defeated Baylor. The Horned Frogs went with Chandler Morris at quarterback, who had a career game in his TCU debut. Patterson also participated in game-planning prep during the week, despite the fact that he is no longer the head coach.

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