President Shirley Raines and the search committee for a new head football coach at the University of Memphis have chosen Eastman & Beaudine Management Consultants to assist in identifying candidates to fill the position. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, Eastman & Beaudine was named "Top Executive Recruiting Firm in College Sports" by the Wall Street Journal, according to the firm's web site.
Among prominent placements the firm has made are the following:
• Scott Drew, Baylor (basketball)
• Mike Anderson, Missouri (basketball; now at Arkansas)
• Steve Alford, New Mexico (basketball)
• Cameron Dollar, Seattle University (basketball)
• Todd Graham, Tulsa (football; now at Pitt)