From the Brainiacs Open Post today:
Defensive Coaching Search | Rumor/Speculation | Couple Names To Know
– Super K, Charlie, & Contributor James Hale
*** Just got off the phone with a source on the Alabama side of things. I’m driving from LA to Fresno. Stopped at a gas station to drop a quick note on something of interest to you all.
I’ll file this note away under rumor/speculation. Although I’ll admit, I’ve now heard it from a few people.
According to the person I spoke with, the word around Alabama is that Alabama co-DC and ILB coach, Pete Golding, “is the number one target for Lincoln Riley”.
It’s really early but worth noting. And I’ll add again, I’d file this away as a bit stronger than a rumor at this point but nothing reportable. – Super K
*** James Hale checked in with a few sources regarding the DC position as well.
He came away with two early names that were mentioned that could be of interest to OU.
– One corroborates what Super K has said and that is Pete Golding, CO-DC at Alabama. Per James’ sources, it sounds like some of what K mentioned intrigues the Sooners in regards to the fact that he is young and innovative.
– The other name sources mentioned to James was Washington Co-DC and defensive back coach, Jimmy Lake.
Super K happens to have a source connected to Lake, and last year, when there was some thought that there could potentially be a change at DC at OU, K’s source mentioned that he would be interested in the position. Super K is currently trying to connect with that same source to see what he can find out.