The coaching rumor mill is churning. As more and more schools fire their head coaches and look for replacements, more and more names become linked to open jobs.
One of the latest names floating out there is Oklahoma State running backs coach Marcus Arroyo.
The East Bay Times lists Arroyo as one of six possible candidates for the San Jose State job.
Football scoop also says Nevada has reached out to Arroyo about its head coaching position.
Arroyo is a San Jose State alum; he played quarterback for the Spartans from 1998 - 2002. He also got his coaching career started at the school as an undergrad assistant in 2003, before eventually becoming the co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach in 2007 and 2008.
This isn’t the first time Arroyo’s name has been mentioned for an opening this season. He has also been reportedly a possible offensive coordinator candidate at Fresno State.
The 36 year old coach has been in charge of Oklahoma State’s running backs since February 2015. He’s been one of Gundy’s best recruiters since he joined the team.
Losing Arroyo would be a real hit to the coaching staff. Although, I would be less upset if he left to take over as the head coach of his alma mater, than if he become the OC at Fresno State.
We will keep following this story and bring you the latest as it develops.