Posted by: Pete Roussel on Wednesday December 11, 2013
Defensive coordinator Jack Teachey has resigned. Teachey has accepted a position with a local church.
Athletic director Jay Jacobs tells AL.com that Auburn's assistants will be getting raises. According to USA Today, Auburn is fifth nationally in assistant salary pool, but third in the SEC.
According to CBS Sports reporter Bruce Feldman, Diaco's deal at UCONN is for five years, starting at $1.5 million per season. Here is our story.
According to ESPN's Brett McMurphy, Notre Dame defensive coordinator Bob Diaco is in serious negotiations tonight to become the head coach at UCONN. Our source an hour ago told us the job offer had been extended and accepted, so expect an announcement tomorrow that Bob Diaco is the new head coach at UCONN.
Rick Fox has been promoted to head coach. That didn't take long.
A source close to the situation tells me that the UCONN job is not going to Pete Lembo. UCONN athletic director Warde Manuel has something up his sleeve. The job offer has been extended, per source. It will be interesting to see if Notre Dame defensive coordinator Bob Diaco is the guy.
CoachingSearch.com has confirmed that Drake head coach Chris Creighton will be named head coach at Eastern Michigan. Tommy Birch of the Des Moines Register first reported the information. Here is our story
Michigan State has announced that Pat Narduzzi has officially withdrawn from the UConn coaching search. Narduzzi said in a statement, “I was honored to be considered by Warde Manuel and the University of Connecticut for its head coaching position. After consideration, I have withdrawn from the search, and I'm devoting my full attention to our players and team in preparation for our Rose Bowl game. Go Spartans!”
According to the Yakima Herald, finalists for the Central Washington head coaching job include former Idaho head coach Chris Tormey, Eastern Washington defensive coordinator John Graham, St. Cloud State co-offensive coordinator Ian Shoemaker and Skyline High School head coach Mat Taylor.
CoachingSearch.com has learned that the other finalist for the job was Ball State offensive coordinator Rich Skrosky, who will be named as the new head coach at Elon University. Here is our story
: Only 5 play-callers have averaged 6+ yards per play in each of the last three seasons
CoachingSearch.com has learned that Vanderbilt offensive line coach Herb Hand, Wake Forest quarterbacks coach / passing game coordinator Tom Elrod, and FIU offensive line coach Steve Shankweiler were among
the finalists for the Elon head coaching job. A source tells me the job has been offered to one of the candidates. Check back shortly.
Special teams coordinator John Baxter could be switched to an academic role
if he's not retained, according to the Los Angeles Daily News.
According to the Champaign News Gazette, Tim Beckman plans to move forward without any coaching changes.
According to USA Today's Dan Wolken, defensive coordinator John Thompson will serve as the interim head coach for the bowl game.
Arkansas State: Candidates for the Arkansas State job.
Sources tell me that FIU offensive line / run game coordinator Steve Shankweiler has interviewed for the head coaching job at Elon. Shankweiler coached at South Florida and East Carolina under Skip Holtz.
Boise State (Breaking):
CoachingSearch.com has learned that Arkansas State head coach Bryan Harsin has accepted the head coaching job at Boise State.
North Carolina Central:
Winston-Salem State head coach Connell Maynor has met with NC Central officials, according to the Winston-Salem Journal.