http://www.sportingnews.com/yourturn/viewtopic.php?t=149248 The coaching carousel continues to turn November 15, 2006 Iowa State update Iowa State continues to move methodically in its coaching search. From what I can tell through my sources, there are no favorites. And few, if any, interviews have yet to take place. But expect that process to heat up soon, I'm told. A source did tell me to expect Iowa State to hire a "younger" coach. If that's true, you can forget those rumors about Ohio's Frank Solich and UTEP's Mike Price. They were long shots -- if shots at all -- for the job. Also, keep this in mind as the Cyclone brass searches for Dan McCarney's replacement. In addition to looking for a "younger" guy, sources tell me ISU likely will select a guy who isn't looking at Iowa State as a stepping stone. And, expect Iowa State to pick a guy who has some tie to the university and/or Midwest. If I had to pick a favorite based on my conversations, it would be San Diego coach Jim Harbaugh. He has mega cache and fits the bill of what I'm told ISU is looking for. I stay in touch with sources close to Harbaugh, and I'm told he's interested. Expect an interview to happen soon, one source told me. I also stay in contact with sources close to Denver Broncos tight ends coach Tim Brewster and Central Michigan coach Brian Kelly. Like my Harbaugh sources, my sources on Brewster and Kelly tell me neither has been contacted by Iowa State. But those same sources tell me the duo is interested in the Cyclone gig. Look for Brewster to get an interview soon. Don't forget about minority candidates. The best of the bunch may be Nebraska offensive coordinator Jay Norvell. He fits the profile of what Iowa State is looking for. And, a source tells me, he's interested. Wisconsin offensive coordinator Paul Chryst has been mentioned, but I was told by one source that he likely doesn't figure in the mix. His Wisconsin ties to ISU A.D. Jamie Pollard, a former Wisconsin athletic staffer, aren't that strong. Arizona Cardinals offensive line coach Steve Loney? Houston Texans assistant head coach Mike Sherman? Forget it. ] I think another name to consider is Minnesota offensive coordinator Mitch Browning. He's a sage veteran who's more than ready for the next step. And his credentials are without peer, as he has helped build programs at Kansas and Minnesota, which is no easy task. No doubt, Iowa State officials would be wise to take a hard look at Browning.