Five candidates have emerged as finalists to become the head football coach at Idaho, and two of those coaches -- Wyoming defensive coordinator Chris Tormey and San Jose State offensive coordinator Brian Lindgren -- will interview with UI on Tuesday. FootballScoop.com reported that Tormey, Idaho's coach from 1995 to 1999, "remains a strong candidate" for the job. The coaching site also said Lindgren, the former UI quarterback, will meet with Idaho. The Spokesman-Review confirmed Lindgren is set to interview for the open position.
While athletic director Rob Spear's comments after UI's season-ending loss to Utah State suggested that interim coach Jason Gesser is out of the mix, Gesser said he will interview again this week, according to the Associated Press. That perhaps means Gesser is one of the five finalists.