Norm Chow, 65, Utah offensive coordinator
Perceived positives: Credentials with Xs and Os, experience with winning programs and top-level players, including national championships and Heisman Trophy winners, local ties.
Perceived negatives: Age, lack of head coaching experience.
Dirk Koetter, 52, Jacksonville Jaguars offensive coordinator
Perceived positives: Age, experience as Boise State and Arizona State head coach.
Perceived negatives: Crimes by players he recruited to ASU, lack of local ties (stepping stone job?)
Brian Norwood, 46, Baylor assistant head coach
Perceived positives: Age, varied experiences at several major programs including Baylor, Penn State, Navy, Arizona; local ties including playing at Radford and UH, communication skills and character.
Perceived negatives: Lack of head-coaching experience, candidate to replace Joe Paterno as Penn State head coach.