Posted by: Chris Vannini on Monday November 24, 2014
Alabama State: Head coach Reggie Barlow will not return next season, after the school’s trustees voted not to renew his contract. Barlow signed a contract extension in September, but it was rescinded by the trustees last week. Barlow went 49-42 in eight seasons as head coach, including 7-5 in 2014. Offensive line / associate head coach Antonio Bradford will serve as interim head coach. The Montgomery Advertiser has more on the fallout.
Youngstown State: Head coach Eric Wolford will not return next season, according to ESPN's Brett McMurphy. Wolford went 31-30 in five seasons at YSU. One name that could be considered for the job is Wisconsin-Whitewater's Lance Leipold. Former YSU and Ohio State coach Jim Tressel became YSU's president earlier this year.
Norfolk State: Head coach Pete Adrian has announced his retirement after 10 seasons. Adrian posted a record of 54-60 during his tenure. All assistants’ contracts expire on Dec. 31, and running backs coach / recruiting coordinator Paul Macklin and defensive line coach Mark Thurston will work with athletic director Marty Miller in coordinating the program’s activities until a new head coach is hired.
LSU: When asked at his weekly press conference about the Michigan job and its potential opening, Les Miles replied, “I have given little or no thought to any other jobs. I am so comfortable with my team and doing what I'm doing. I do not read the paper. I certainly respect and love Michigan and wish them the very best.”
Nebraska: Bo Pelini says, “Would I fire someone to save my own job? No.”
Albany: Per source, head coach Greg Gattuso will make a couple of changes on his staff.
VMI: Head coach Sparky Woods will not return next season. Woods went 17-62 in seven years as head coach. The 60-year-old Woods says he has no plans to retire.
Michigan: When asked at his weekly press conference to make a case for returning next season, Brady Hoke told reporters he would talk with interim athletic director Jim Hackett, and that a press conference is not the place to do that.
Will Muschamp: At his weekly press conference, Muschamp said no one has reached out to him yet about a job next season. Asked if that’s because he’s still working at Florida, Muschamp said he didn’t know. Muschamp also described the message to his staff, which will continue working after he leaves following this Saturday's game at FSU.
New Mexico State: According to WSIL’s Craig Choate, Southern Illinois athletic director Mario Moccia will be named AD at New Mexico State. Moccia is a 1989 graduate of NMSU.
Wagner: Head coach Walt Hameline is retiring from coaching after 34 years at the school, according to SILive.com. Hameline, who posted a record of 223-139-2, will remain as the school’s athletic director. Offensive coordinator / associate head coach Jason Houghtaling will be promoted to head coach.
Modesto JC (CA): Head coach Sam Young has decided to step down. He leaves with a 93-67 record in 15 years, the winningest coach in school history.