Former Furman offensive lineman and offensive line coach Clay Hendrix has withdrawn his name from consideration for the Paladins’ head coaching job a source said Sunday. Hendrix notified Furman officials Thursday that he plans to remain at Air Force where he is the assistant head coach and offensive coordinator.
Hendrix was one of the early favorites to replace Bobby Lamb who resigned after the season following nine year as the head coach at his alma mater. Another, Clemson offensive coordinator Billy Napier, is expected to meet with Furman officials early this week.
Vanderbilt defensive coordinator Bruce Fowler, who is on the open market now that Robbie Caldwell has resigned as the Commodores coach, also is a coach of interest to Furman. Caldwell, like Fowler a Furman graduate and former assistant coach, might also get into the mix.
Another possible candidate is William and Mary defensive coordinator Bob Shoop. Shoop is a graduate of Yale and is a former head coach at Columbia.