BYU football coaching search: Seattle Seahawks OC Darrell Bevell ‘not available,’ others contacted

Seattle Seahawks OC Darrell Bevell ‘not available’ to be BYU’s head coach. The Cougars have also talked to Kalani Sitake and Lance Anderson of Stanford

There is one less name to be considered for the next BYU head coach. Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell ‘not available’ for BYU job. Head coach Pete Carroll said that he had spoken with BYU athletics director Tom Holmoe and that Bevell would not be interviewing for the opening.

“We’ve got a long season going on. They’ve got to go do their job and get ahead and get their decisions made, so Tommy’s going to keep working at it,” Carroll said during his Wednesday press conference. “Darrell would be an awesome choice for them, but he’s not available. He’s going to run with us and do what we’re doing. They’ve got recruiting and all kinds of stuff, so just the timing isn’t going to fit for them.”

Bevell has no relation to BYU outside of being an active member of the LDS church, which is a requirement to be the BYU head coach.

Other news about the coaching search comes from The Salt Lake Tribune which is reporting that on the day that Bronco Mendenhall took the Virginia job last Friday, Utah’s Kyle Whittingham was contacted to gauge his interest. Other candidates that have been contacted are a pair of defensive coordinators in Kalani Sitake formerly of Utah and currently at Oregon State with the other being Lance Anderson of Stanford.


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