Posted by: Pete Roussel on Monday December 09, 2013
Reports indicate the Washington defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox will interview for the Boise State head coaching job tomorrow.
It will be interesting to see if Bowling Green reaches out to Florida defensive coordinator D.J. Durkin and Pat Narduzzi, if Narduzzi doesn't land the UConn job. Durkin coached at Bowling Green under Urban Meyer. Another two names to keep an eye on could be Northwestern offensive coordinator Mick McCall and Ohio State running backs coach Stan Drayton, though Drayton could be in play at FAU. Bowling Green AD Chris Kingston, who previously worked at NC State, has his first big hire to make.
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: According to the Dallas Morning News, Mack Brown and new athletic director Steve Patterson has a positive and productive three-hour meeting on a flight to New York on Sunday.
According to Sports Illustrated reporter Pete Thamel, Bowling Green head coach Dave Clawson has agreed to become the head coach at Wake Forest.
Athletic director Scott Woodward tells reporters he feels "good and confident" that the coaches who are still in Seattle will remain through the bowl game.
Pete Kaligis, who served as the co-offensive coordinator / running backs at Wyoming this season, will be retained by Craig Bohl, though it has yet to be determined which position Kaligis will coach, according to the Star-Tribune.
: The Hartford Courant believes that Notre Dame defensive coordinator Bob Diaco is indeed a candidate for the UConn head coaching job. Earlier today, CoachingSearch.com reported that UConn interviewed Pete Lembo in Atlanta today.
According to KTVB, Washington will pay Chris Petersen's entire $750,000 buyout to Boise State, along with any tax burden up to $500,000.
A source tells me that FAU defensive coordinator Jovan Dewitt and FAU defensive backs coach Ross Watson are interviewing today with FIU head coach Ron Turner.
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CoachingSearch.com has learned that Everett Withers will not be the guy at FAU. Withers has not been contacted by AD Pat Chun.
Here is how Chris Petersen’s contract shapes up, according to Washington 247 reporter Lars Hanson: 3.2M (2013-15) 3.4M (2015-16), 3.6M (2016-17), 3.8M (2017-18) and 4 million (2018-19). According to the Tacoma News Tribune, Petersen's contract will automatically be extended through Jan. 31, 2020 if Scott Woodward is no longer athletic director (if Petersen's contract hasn't already been extended at that point).
Washington Redskins: When asked today at his usual Monday press conference if he wants to be back as head coach next season, Mike Shanahan avoided answering the question.
Washington: Chris Petersen said during his introductory press conference today at UW that it's premature to talk about Justin Wilcox and Tosh Lupoi.
UConn: Sources tell me Ball State head coach Pete Lembo is interviewing today in Atlanta with UConn AD Warde Manuel. CoachingSearch.com has learned Lembo is indeed a strong candidate at Wake Forest, possibly the front-runner. Bowling Green head coach Dave Clawson is also a strong candidate at Wake Forest.
Purdue: Don't expect head coach Darrell Hazell to make any changes, a source tells CoachingSearch.com.
Albany: According to Mark Singelais of the Times Union, Greg Gattuso has received a 5-year contract.
Boise State: CoachingSearch.com has learned that Arkansas State head coach Bryan Harsin is interviewing for the Boise State job today in Boise. The Idaho Statesman reports that Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter will interview by phone today.
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North Dakota State: It will be interesting to see if Nevada defensive coordinator Scottie Hazleton emerges as a candidate for the North Dakota State head coaching job. Hazleton served as the defensive coordinator at NDSU before spending the 2012 at USC, and then moving on to Nevada in 2013.
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Boise State: The Idaho Press Tribune reports that all Boise State assistants except Keith Bhonapha will coach in Sheraton Hawaii Bowl on December 24 against Oregon State. Bhonapha is getting a jump on recruiting at Washington.
Houston Texans: The Houston Chronicle reports that the Texans will not pursue Mike Shanahan, should Shanahan lose his job with the Redskins.
West Alabama: CoachingSearch.com has learned the Kennesaw State quarterbacks / b-backs coach Brett Gilliland will be named head coach at West Alabama.