All quiet on search for UW’s new football coach

One word to describe the search for a new football coach at the University of Wyoming — quiet.

Jeff Tedford

Jeff Tedford

Former California coach Jeff Tedford emerged as a candidate earlier this week, but there is no word on the progress or interest between Tedford and UW. Numerous phone messages left for Tedford by WyoSports have not been returned.

Ted Gilmore

Ted Gilmore

A source told WyoSports that former UW player and assistant coach Ted Gilmore expects to get an interview, but that has not happened yet. Gilmore is the receivers coach for the NFL’s Oakland Raiders, and also has been an assistant coach at the college level at Kansas, Houston, Purdue, Nebraska, Colorado and USC.

Gilmore drew interest from UW after it fired Joe Glenn after the 2008 season.

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UW football coaching search: Day 3

Bruce Feldman, senior college football columnist from CBSSports.com, said via his Twitter account (@BFeldmanCBS)¬†Wednesday night that Colorado School of Mines football coach Bob Stitt didn’t make Wyoming’s top three because athletics director Tom Burman told people he is concerned about winning the press conference with his new hire.

Not sure if that means Burman doesn’t think Stitt would be good with the press or be a public-relations hit with the fans, or the fact Stitt coaches at a NCAA Division II school.

However, when Burman talked to the media Monday, he was asked if it would be good to find someone that had a more dynamic personality with the fans than former coach Dave Christensen.

“You would always like to have people that are as good with (public relations) as possible, but there are highly successful coaches around the country that coach in front of packed stadiums that are not the most socially successful people,” Burman said. “That should be part of the equation, but the most important part is to find a coach that can put a product on the the field that people want to see.”

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