STILLWATER â€” Oklahoma State special teams coach Joe DeForest has interviewed for the Louisiana-Lafayette head coaching job and will again early next week, according to a source who confirmed mutual interes in the schoolâ€™s vacant head coaching position.
Receivers coach Gunter Brewer was also connected with the opening by Louisiana media reports but said Saturday he has not been contacted about the opening.
â€œI have not been contacted by anybody,â€ Brewer said. â€œI have not been interviewed.â€
A ULL alum who lettered in baseball and football for the Raginâ€™ Cajuns, DeForest has coached at OSU for 10 seasons. He coaches the Cowboys safeties in addition to his special team duties, earning $360,000 for the 2010 season.
Kicker Dan Bailey and punter Quinn Sharp earned All-Big 12 honors this season and three different Cowboys earned Big 12 special teams player of the week honors under DeForestâ€™s direction in 2010.
Longtime ULL coach Rickey Bustle was removed after nine seasons coaching the Raginâ€™ Cajuns last weekend. ULL finished the season at 3-9. In Bustleâ€™s nine seasons, the Cajuns produced but one winning season â€“ a 6-5 mark in 2005, when they finished as Sun Belt Conference co-champions. ULL finished 6-6 in 2006, 2008 and 2009. The Cajuns slumped to 3-9 this season, including a 54-28 home loss to OSU.