It appears the Mad Hatter will have some competition as he looks for a return to the sidelines.
Citing unnamed sources, the good ol’ boys over at FootballScoop.com are reporting that Alabama assistant Dan Enos is a candidate to fill the opening at Kansas. Enos is in his first season as the quarterbacks coach at top-ranked Alabama, and one of his players, sophomore Tua Tagovailoa, looks to be the runaway favorite by both the media and the sportsbooks to claim the 2018 Heisman Trophy.
Prior to that, Enos was the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Arkansas. The athletic director at that time in Fayetteville? Jeff Long, who currently holds the same job in Lawrence.
Enos has been a head coach at the FBS level previously, spending five seasons at Central Michigan (2010-14). After posting a 26-36 record with the Chippewas, which included a 7-6 mark in 2015, Enos abruptly left the MAC school to take the coordinator job at Arkansas in January of 2015. With Bret Bielema fired shortly after the end of the 2017 season, Enos took a job on Jim Harbaugh‘s coaching staff in early January of this year… only to leave less than three weeks later for Alabama.
Shortly after it was announced that David Beaty would not be returning as Kansas’ head football coach in 2019, it was reported that “there is legit interest” on the part of KU in Les Miles. The former LSU head coach will reportedly reciprocate that interest and embrace the job if pursued.