Earlier today, BYU played host to perhaps their biggest recruit in years, as Navy head coach Ken Niumatalolo visited Provo for an interview. Niumatalolo isn't expected to make a decision immediately, and it appears that BYU isn't putting all of their eggs in the Coach Ken basket anyway. Per Dick Harmon of the Deseret News, BYU will be interviewing another candidate tomorrow. From Harmon's column, which is a bit of a buried lede:
BYU began this week with a somewhat normal road trip. At the same time Monday Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo, one of the leading candidates to replace Mendenhall, was in town trading recon missions on each other. On Tuesday, BYU officials will meet with Oregon State defensive coordinator Kalani Sitake. Positions and demands will be mutually agreed to, or not, and decisions will come.
Sitake, who was a successful coordinator at Utah before heading to Oregon State last season, is an exciting candidate in his own right, as he has BYU ties, recruiting experience in the state of Utah and elsewhere in BYU's traditional territory, and doesn't have ties to a controversial (in Provo, anyway) option offense. Of course, he also hasn't been a fabulously successful head coach like Niumatalolo has been.
There aren't many other possible candidates BYU can talk to outside of these two, so odds are, one of these two men will be BYU's next head coach. But which one? We should know more later this week.