ULM coaching candidates: Can the right coach take the Warhawks to new heights?
There is very little history at ULM. That is either a good or bad thing, depending on who you ask.
ULM became the 13th job to open this cycle, as the Warhawks fired Terry Bowden after a 4-8 season and 10-26 overall record across three seasons.
This is a tough job, as the program has posted just one season above .500 since it jumped to the FBS in 1994. New AD John Hartwell was hired earlier this year and has experience from his time leading Utah State and Troy, so he knows what it takes to win at both the Sun Belt and Group of 5 level.
Where will he turn? Let’s take a look.
Bryant Vincent. Vincent was part of the New Mexico staff that was just let go on Sunday, but he worked wonders in his one year with the Lobos, who jumped 81 spots in total offense, 60 spots in scoring offense and 94 spots in yards per play from 2022 to 2023. Vincent was the interim head coach at UAB in 2022, leading the Blazers to a 7-6 record and posting the nation’s No. 32 offense. The West Alabama grad has tons of prep and small-college experience in the southeast, and he would be an ideal fit for a program struggling to find its identity.