Per a late night tweet from Bruce Feldman, former Washington State head coach Paul Wulff has garnered some consideration for the open UTSA head coaching job.
Wulff absolutely wrecked Washington State's football program, going 9-40 during his time in Pullman. Only four of those nine wins came during Pac 12 play. Before his time at Washington State, Wulff enjoyed moderate success at FCS powerhouse Eastern Washington where he went 53-40 with a couple of trips to the FCS semifinals.
Since being ran out of Pullman at the end of pitchforks, Wulff served a year as an offensive analyst with the 49ers. He would go on to join the staff at USF in 2014 where he would be fired after just one season. The Bulls finished in the bottom ten in offense that season.
Wulff spent his 2015 season as a volunteer coach at Iowa State after Mark Mangino was fired in Ames.
How did Twitter react to the news? Let's just say the snark stopped just short of someone slapping a crying Jordan face on the Alamodome.
I have no clue how Wulff could EVER be considered for a FBS job. FCS. Yes. But FBS? No. He wasn't just bad at WSU. He was awful as USF OC.— WazzusJobu (@WazzusJobu) January 11, 2016
Of course it is highly, highly unlikely that Wulff is hired at UTSA or is even named a finalist but the quality of some of the names surrounding the UTSA opening is concerning. Folks can dismiss the fact that coaches such as Hal Mumme and Paul Wulff have been floated around for the UTSA job but we weren't hearing them linked to openings at UNT or Texas State. Does that mean that UTSA will make a bad hire this week? No, not at all. In fact, I'm still relatively confident that UTSA will make a strong hire that ends up elevating the program to new heights. However, the search firm working for UTSA must be operating under the expectation of another shoe-string budget if overtures from such poor candidates are even being entertained.