Aranda once again has the Badgers among the best defenses in the Big Ten. He got a look from the Green Bay Packers after last season to join the NFL team as an assistant.
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Troy Calhoun, Air Force
Calhoun was a candidate for the Minnesota job when Kill was hired in 2010. He is 63-47 in nine seasons at Air Force and has a diverse background that also includes time in the NFL. As the gap between the Power Five conferences and the rest of FBS widens, veteran coaches such as Calhoun seem more likely to make the jump.
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Matt Campbell, Toledo
At 35 years old and in the middle of potentially his best season with the Rockets, Campbell is likely to be a hot commodity. He is also young enough -- and smart enough -- to be picky.
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Rod Carey, Northern Illinois coach
Minnesota hired Kill away from NIU so why not go back to DeKalb, Illinois? The 44-year-old Carey is 28-9 in three seasons leading the Huskies. He started his coaching career as a high school coach in Minnesota and was a graduate assistant for the Gophers.
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The Gophers went 4-3 when Claeys was acting coach two years ago, filling in while Kill was dealing with seizures. If Minnesota likes what Kill has built, it could keep it going with a somewhat known commodity.
Pete Lembo, Ball State coach
The Cardinals are on their way to a second straight losing season, but don't forget he went 25-13 in his first three seasons at a difficult place to win.
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