Kansas offensive coordinator Ed Warinner has interviewed for the vacant head coaching job at Akron, according to several published reports.
His interest makes sense on several levels. He's an Ohio native who has flirted with other head coaching jobs in the past, as he was nearly hired at Army last season.
Warinner was a respected member of Mark Mangino's staff who was given much of the credit for the development of Todd Reesing during his career. He was one of three finalists for the American Football Coaches Association's national assistant coach of the year award this past season.
The Jayhawks marked their three most productive offenses in school history over the past three seasons.
Warinner arrived at Kansas after serving as a line coach at Illinois.
After Mangino's resignation last week, Warinner is not expected to remain at Kansas. He was not selected among three current Kansas assistants who are serving as the interim head coach for the Jayhawks until a new hire is made.