Okay here is my official prediction.
I wish we didn't have to have our guy so soon. After the NFL season ends there's gonna be a handful of coaches wishing they could come here, I don't see any of them pulling a Petrino and just saying Deuces.
As for assistants there's a couple I really, really, really, really would like to see in Fayetteville for awhile.
1) Tracy Rocker. I got a couple chances to talk real folk style with him (that's the only way I converse w/ people, I could care less if you're a celeb, we're all people at the end of the day) and I like him a lot.
2) Mike Singletary. His personality didn't work so well as HC in the NFL, but I think he'd be a hell of a position coach in college while he learned the ropes of running a major program. He'd keep those kids on a straight and narrow and focused bigtime.
3) Perry Fewell. He'll be a NFL HC within the next 3 years, I just think he'd also be a tremendous college coach. He jumped up to the NFL w/ the Jags at the same time Petrino went to the Jags as well. He was in the college ranks for a good while, I hope he gets pissed at being passed over for HC jobs and comes back to college.
If we could somehow get all 3 of those guys on the same defensive staff. Rocker on DL, Singletary on LB, and Fewell on DB.... mother of God.