After firing Kliff Kingsbury, the Texas Tech football program is in search of their next head coach. Recently, former ESPN analysts Mack Brown and Herm Edwards accepted head coaching positions. So, lets take a look at some current ESPN analysts who could be a good coach at Texas Tech.
Kirk Herbstreit has been around the game of football his whole life. Herbstreit graduated Centerville High School and won Ohio Gatorade player of the year as a senior. The 49 year old was also quarterback at Ohio State from 1989-1993. Its clear that Herbstreit understands the game of football well. Due to his popularity in the college football community, Herbstreit would be able to bring top tier athletes to Lubbock.
Chris “Bear” Fallica
Little bit of a sleeper pick here, but Chris Fallica knows football better than most. Fallica is most commonly seen on ESPN’s College Gameday making picks on his segment “Bears Bank” Fallica is also seen on Saturday night football when he quizzes Kirk Herbstreit and Chris Fowler on college football trivia. Although “The Bear” didn’t play football when he was younger, he is still extremely knowledgeable when it comes to the sport.
Unlike Chris Fallica, Jesse Palmer has plenty of experience around the game. Palmer played in the NFL for five years with the New York Giants and San Francisco 49ers. Plamer also played college football at Florida. If Plamer was the next head coach at Tech, he would be able to take Alan Bowman to the next level.
The “Godfather” of college football could not be left off of this list. Corso has done it all, whether it was playing at Florida State, coaching from 1958 to 1985, or being a founding father of College Gameday. The passion that Corso has for college football is unmatched when compared to his colleges. While is coaching career is likely over, Lee Corso would be one of the most fun coaches that Tech has ever hired.