This is meant to be a maintained and updated list of the potential candidates for the position of head football coach at the University of Arizona. The criteria for making the list are: 1) UA athletic director Greg Byrne might be considering him, and 2) The coach might be interested.

If you believe another name should be on the list please add it in the comments below or send it via Twitter or Facebook.

Each grouping is in alphabetical order. I will not be adding analysis or rumors here but I will include links if a coach goes on record about the Arizona job. You can look for commentary on the candidates here.

CURRENT HEAD COACHES
Craig Bohl, North Dakota State
Art Briles, Baylor
Troy Calhoun, Air Force
Ron Caragher, San Diego
Mario Cristobal, Florida International
Sonny Dykes, Louisiana Tech
Rich Ellerson, Army
Larry Fedora, Southern Miss
James Franklin, Vanderbilt
Al Golden, Miami
Skip Holtz, South Florida
Mark Hudspeth, Louisiana-Lafayette – Said he has no interest.
Dan Mullen, Mississippi State
Ken Niumatalolo, Navy
Gary Patterson, TCU
Chris Petersen, Boise State
Robin Pflugrad, Montana
Kevin Sumlin, Houston

EX-COACHES
Mike Bellotti – Said there is nothing to the rumors linking him to UA job.
Chuck Cecil
Jeff Fisher
Mike Leach – Praised UA job. Said he has had no contact.
Urban Meyer – Said has no plans to coach. Reportedly discussed but turned down UA job.
Rich Rodriguez – Hired on Nov. 21

ASSISTANTS
Duane Akina, Texas Asst. HC/DB
Major Applewhite, Texas co-OC
Paul Chryst, Wisconsin OC
Manny Diaz, Texas DC
Brian Harsin, Texas co-OC
Gus Malzahn, Auburn OC
Jim McElwain, Alabama OC
Chad Morris, Clemson OC
Clancy Pendergast, Cal DC
Paul Petrino, Illinois OC
Kirby Smart, Alabama DC


Asst. HC = assistant head coach
OC = offensive coordinator
DC = defensive coordinator
DB = defensive backs coach