Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Just Keeping You Abreast of the Situation

Kansas State athletic director Tim Weiser might not want to talk replacements, but who could ignore that fine performance turned in by Brooke Langton in the 2000 not-so classic "The Replacements." OK, a stretch, yes, but we were looking for any reason to run this photo. Do you have a problem with that? ... Now, back to business. Who is going to take over for Bill Snyder? The clubhouse leader appears to be Oklahoma defensive coordinator Brent Venables, a native of Salina, just a hop, skip and a jump from Manhattan. Even the Oklahoman is endorsing Venables. Then there is South Florida's Jim Leavitt, whose salary is fourth-lowest among 66 BCS teams and comes with a small buyout of $50,000. TCU's Gary Patterson, who isn't saying much, is signed through 2007, but he played and was a grad assistant at K-State. The in-house favorite appears to be Bob Elliott, who had health issues that cost him a shot at becoming Iowa's coach after Hayden Fry retired. But Elliott is thought to be headed to Wisconsin to join Brett Bielema's staff (some registration).

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