Earlier this week, Fox Sports reported that Warinner interviewed for the position over the phone.
Warinner is the current co-Offensive Coordinator and Offensive Line coach at the Ohio State University. The coach had two stints at the University of Kansas. In 2003, he was the offensive line coach and took over the run game coordinator role in 2004. Warinner then left for Illinois for two seasons before returning to Kansas in 2007, serving as the offensive coordinator and QB coach until 2009. Warinner then coached at Notre Dame before landing at his current role at Ohio State.
Overall, Warinner has 31 years of coaching experience.
At Kansas, Warinner led a succesful offense. In 2007, the Jayhawks had the second-highest scoring team in the nation (42.8 points per game), setting a school record of 479.8 yards per game. Kansas went on to win the 2008 Orange Bowl, 24-21 over Virginia Tech, and setting a school record with a 12-1 record.
Under Warinner in 2008, Kansas set a school-record 310.3 passing yards and was a finalist for the American Football Coaches Association’s National Assistant Coach of the Year after the 2009 season.
Earlier this week, sources have speculated Kansas would look to announce their next head coach by next Friday.