Posted by: Chris Vannini on Monday November 17, 2014
Oklahoma State: According to the Tulsa World, when asked about Florida job, Mike Gundy told reporters it’s a credit to what has been accomplished at Oklahoma State, but said, “I’m not interested in talking about other jobs. ... I just don’t have any interest in that. I’m concerned with tomorrow’s practice.”
Mike Shanahan: ESPN’s Adam Schefter said at halftime of Monday Night Football that Shanahan is not interested in college coaching, despite recent reports.
Montana: The Missoulian has comments from Montana athletic director Kent Haslam about the coaching search. “We’re going to look far and wide. I want the best person, who knows what Griz football means to this community and state, that can operate an honorable program and recruit great students — someone to come in here and build on the new momentum we’ve got.” The school recently announced plans for a $14 million facility.
Nicholls State: According to RiverParishFootball.com, Louisiana-Lafayette safeties coach Tim Rebowe will be named head coach at Nicholls State. CoachingSearch.com has not confirmed this.
Prairie View A&M: Head coach Heishma Northern will not return next season. Northern went 19-25 over four seasons, including 5-5 this year. Defensive backs coach Bubba McDowell will serve as interim head coach.
Colorado State: On ESPNU's CFB Daily, Jim McElwain was asked about his name being thrown around for jobs. He responded by saying his job is to elevate Colorado State, and that’s what’s being done. “I kind of look at it as that’s part of our job. It’s kind of exciting, because when you get the opportunity, the one thing that’s out there is Colorado State University. That was part of our mission, and we’re starting to get there.” It's worth noting McElwain has an initial buyout of $7.5 million.
Ole Miss: Asked to comment on the Florida job, Hugh Freeze told reporters Monday, “I don’t discuss my job status, good or bad. I don’t think anything good comes from that. My family and I are extremely happy in Oxford. I love working for Chancellor Dan Jones and (athletic director) Ross Bjork. We’re extremely happy. I will say this: I have great admiration for Will Muschamp. Your heart goes out to him. The way he’s handled the adversity I think is a great lesson for a lot of us that we can learn. My total focus is on getting our kids ready for Arkansas.” Bjork said Monday that the school is currently negotiating with Freeze on a new contract for the third time in as many seasons and expects to have a new deal in place when the season is over. Freeze currently has a four-year deal with an annual base salary of $3 million.
North Texas: Defensive coordinator John Skladany will retire at the conclusion of this season. Skladany is 66 years old and joined the North Texas staff in 2012. Keep track of opening FBS assistant jobs here.
Florida: Athletic director Jeremy Foley says he has not contacted any coaches and won't disrupt seasons, but did say offensive success is a trait he's looking for. He did not answer if the coach needs previous head-coaching experience and said he's unsure about using a search firm, but there will be other people involved in the process. Here is how Foley set the tone for the coaching search.
Will Muschamp: Muschamp says he hasn't thought about his next career step and where it could be, saying he's only focused on the final two regular-season games at Florida. Here is our story from Muschamp's Monday presser.
Northeast Mississippi CC: The school has announced that head coach Ricky Smither has been dismissed. Smither was the head coach for seven seasons.
Oklahoma: On the Big 12 teleconference, Bob Stoops was asked if he’d consider the Florida job. Stoops replied, “No. All I want to be is a candidate at Oklahoma. I’m not a candidate anywhere else. I’m not going to answer it anymore. I’m finished with that question.”
Florida: According to ESPN's Brett McMurphy, Dan Mullen and Rich Rodriguez will not be among those considered by athletic director Jeremy Foley to replace Will Muschamp.
Wofford: Per source, Wofford tight ends coach Peter Kalinowski will step down after Saturday’s game against Mercer. Kalinowski has accepted a position outside of football. He had been a part of Mike Ayers’ staff for the last five seasons.