It's been way too long since a crazy Southern man in black patrolled the sidelines as head coach of a football team but if reports from Hawaii and Oregon are to be believed it may not be much longer. Jerry Glanville appears to be the odds-on favorite to take the reins of the Portland State Viking football program. Glanville is currently the defensive coordinator for June Jones with the Hawaii Rainbows and while the Viking job would be a step down to Division I-AA it would be worth it to have the colorful one back on the sidelines. There's a lot of connections between Glanville and PSU. His boss, Jones, was their quarterback in the '70's playing in the run-and-shoot system that Glanville ran in the NFL with fellow Hawaii assistant Mouse Davis. He'd bring Davis with him to Portland, say the reports.
There's also this connection uncovered by Ian Ruder who runs the Viking Blog - Jerry Glanville's Genesis football game was chockful of Vikings. Truly a match made in heaven.