DAN ENOS – Offensive Coordinator, Arkansas
Dan Enos has strong roots in the state of Michigan. Not only did he play at QB for Michigan State from 1987-1990, but he has also served under current Spartans head coach Mark Dantonio at MSU and led the Central Michigan Chippewas from 2010-2014. Despite receiving a contract extension through 2016, Enos decided to depart Mount Pleasant to join Bret Bielema's staff at Arkansas for the 2015 season.
Enos' direction has clearly improved the Razorbacks offense after he took over as offensive coordinator. In the two years prior to his arrival, Arkansas finished 100th (357.2 YPG) and 63rd (406 YPG) respectively in total yards nationally. In both 2015 and 2016, the Razorbacks have finished in the top half in the nation; 27th in 2015 (466.5 YPG) and 57th in 2016 (429.3 YPG).
His experience in the state and penchant for offense would fit well in Kalamazoo. The primary concern for Enos is his lack of sustained success in running a program on his own. This could potentially be a case of a great coordinator who can't cut it as a head coach. In Fayetteville, he seems to prove his worth and it should be worth Western Michigan's time to look into Enos as a possibility.
Doomsday Rater: 9/10