There are still three candidates left, but Mike Martz is off the list and the new arrival is Ball State head man Brady Hoke.
Hoke lead Ball State to a 12-1 record their best in school history, and a good reason that Hoke is interested in the job is that according to the San Diego Union Tribune is that San Diego State could triple is current salary of $240,000 annually.
The other two candidates if you forgotten are Dennis Franchione, who has coached and New Mexico, TCU, Alabama, and Texas A&M and then there is DeWayne Walker current UCLA defensive coordinator.
The front runner at this time, in my opinion is Dennis Franchione because he has proven twice to being able to turn around programs of this caliber, and then Brady Hoke because of his success at Ball State, and then Walker mainly because UCLA was terrible on defense.
Walker is a good coach but he needs to show it on the field with his teams.