There are three jobs open right now in the SEC and all three programs appear to be sifting through the same group of candidates. Tulane coach Willie Fritz is one name that has been brought up in conjunction with multiple openings.
Fritz has been the head coach of the Green Wave since 2016. Under his watch, Tulane qualified for a second consecutive bowl game this season with a 6-6 record.
According to CBS Sports’ Dennis Dodd, Fritz has spoken with Arkansas about their head coaching vacancy. The Razorbacks fired Chad Morris during the season.
Missouri is set to meet with Fritz next, and Dodd claims that’s a job Fritz covets.
Fritz has spoken with Arkansas about its coaching job, a source told CBS Sports on Tuesday. Fritz is also expected to discuss the opportunity at Missouri this week. The Tigers’ opening is considered the coach’s “dream job,” according to the same source.
Fritz owns a career record of 196-76 in his college head coaching career, with stops at Central Missouri, Sam Houston State and Georgia Southern before Tulane.
The 59-year-old took Sam Houston State to back-to-back FCS National Championship Game appearances in 2011 and 2012.
Besides Fritz, Arkansas has been linked to FAU’s Lane Kiffin and Virginia Tech’s Justin Fuente, among others.