That promising pool of candidates for the Kansas State job? Well, it's drying up fast. Texas Christian's Gary Patterson is out of the running after agreeing to a contract extension through 2012, and South Florida is working on a deal to keep Jim Leavitt "for a long time." From afar, this search is off to a rather slow start. Kansas State offensive coordinator Del Miller and offensive line coach Dana Dimel appear to be in the in-house candidates. Oklahoma defensive coordinator Brent Venables tops the list of outsiders.