Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Chuck not a Long Shot for KSU Job

Who will be the next OU assistant to defect and become a college football head coach? My bet is on offensive coordinator Chuck Long. Many people assume that the replacement for Kansas State coach Bill Snyder will be Brent Venables the current OU defensive coordinator.

While Venebles may be the popular choice, my pick for the logical choice is the coordinator on the other side of the ball. Chuck Long has not only led a high power offense at OU he has coached a Heisman Trophy winner and a runner-up. He has taken a young team this year that struggled at the beginning and made them a solid unit that has won four in a row and has a 5-1 conference record.

Long played football for Snyder at Iowa and has a great relationship with the soon to be retired coach today. Long has more experience as an assistant than Venables and also has an age advantage over the 34 year old defensive coordinator.