Here we are just a few days into the Kansas head coach search and we already have a slew of names being thrown out there.
To name a few—Les Miles, Dave Doeren, Seth Littrell, Jason Candle, Jeff Monken, Scott Satterfield, Jim Leavitt and Willie Fritz.
But one name I haven’t seen and one that should absolutely be on this list is Ed Warinner.
He may just be an offensive line coordinator but he’s the best at it.
In his 34 years in college football he’s held many positions all relating to the offense. His most impressive stints and most recent have come as offense line coordinator. And all you need to do is look at the list of teams and coaches he’s worked under to see just how impressive he’s been.
In the last 15 years he’s worked under head coaches Mark Mangino at Kansas, Brian Kelly at Notre Dame, Urban Meyer at Ohio State and now currently Jim Harbaugh at Michigan.
He’s not only worked under great coaches but his offensive lines have been absolutely top notch.
But the offensive line isn’t his only specialty. He’s had successful runs as an offensive coordinator both at Kansas and Ohio State. And currently he’s not only the offensive line coach at Michigan, he’s also the Run Game Coordinator. Which we’ve seen is a HUGE part of their offense.
Another thing to point out is Warinner was the Offensive Coordinator and QB coach during Kansas most successful offense to date. And he coached Todd Reesing, easily the best QB the program has ever seen.
So, why would Warinner be a good fit?
He may not have head coaching experience but his strengths are the programs weaknesses that have absolutely crippled its success the last nine years.
He’s a great recruiter, great at putting together a high quality offensive line, understands the offense, and knows what he’s doing when it comes to working with QB’s.
In my opinion it’s an absolute no-brainer to put Ed Warinner on your list of Head Coach Candidates. And I’m absolutely certain that he’d succeed and make Jayhawk Nation proud.