Sunday, April 15, 2012
Athletic Director Jeff Long is trying to put together a list and identify his candidates. A source told coachingsearch.com's Pete Roussel that former San Francisco 49ers and Detroit Lions head coach Steve Mariucci is interested in the Razorbacks job.
Sources tell me that former San Francisco 49ers and Detroit Lions head coach Steve Mariucci is interested in the Arkansas head coaching job. As of this morning, separate sources indicate to me that Arkansas AD Jeff Long has not spoken with Skip Holtz or Tommy Tuberville to this point. Yet another source tells me that New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels would be willing to talk if contacted by Long. There is no rush at all for Jeff Long. Although coaches can leave campus for spring recruiting next week, head coaches are not allowed on the road during the spring recruiting period.
Mariucci does have extensive NFL ties, he did coach the University of California for one year in 1996.