John Henderson of the post had this to say today: "I'm told four people are atop the target list: Bill McCartney, Alabama offensive coordinator Jim McElwain, Auburn offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn and LSU coach Les Miles."
There you go, that's your starting point.... we've got a short list. Let the search begin in earnest.
(Personally, I'd like to see Les Miles. He's got a brand of crazy that I can get behind...)