Posted by: Chris Vannini on Monday November 23, 2015
Buffalo: The school will make an announcement Tuesday regarding the future leadership of the athletic department. An interim athletic director has yet to be named since Danny White accepted the AD job at UCF.
Austin Peay: Head coach Kirby Cannon has been dismissed. The Governors went 1-34 in Cannon’s three seasons. A buyout compensation figure has yet to be determined.
Syracuse: LSU defensive line coach Ed Orgeron says he would be interested in the Syracuse head coaching job, according to Syracuse.com. Orgeron coached Syracuse’s defensive line from 1995-97.
Iowa State: Paul Rhoads explains the two factors Iowa State needs for the next coach to be successful.
Jones County JC (MS): Head coach David Thornton has resigned after two seasons. The Bobcats went 5-4 last year and 2-7 this season. Thornton was promoted to the head coaching job after two years as offensive coordinator.
UCF: ESPN’s Joe Schad notes that Lane Kiffin “could be a good fit” at UCF.
LSU: Here is everything Les Miles said about his job at his Monday press conference.
Florida State: Jimbo Fisher tells reporters he won’t speak about any jobs, noting that the LSU job isn’t open.
Montana State: Head coach Rob Ash has been dismissed, according to the Bozeman Daily Chronicle. Ash received a three-year contract extension in August. He went 70-38 in nine seasons, but this 5-6 season was his first losing season. He will be paid the remainder of his 2015 salary. The assistant coaches will be under evaluation and could have a chance to stay with the next coach.
LSU: LSU is “prepared” to dismiss Les Miles, but no decision is final at this point, according to Yahoo Sports’ Pat Forde. It is still being discussed. By all indications, the $15 million buyout is not an issue.
Texas: Charlie Strong has closed the door on Miami rumors, saying today, “I’ve told the players I’m not going anywhere,” that there’s nothing to worry about.
Iowa State: 10 factors for ISU candidates to keep in mind.
LSU: ESPN’s Joe Schad says on Sportscenter that the Les Miles situation could be resolved today.
Eastern Kentucky: Head coach Dean Hood has been dismissed. Hood went 55-38 in eight seasons, including 6-5 this year. EKU is the midst of a push to join FBS.
Ohio State: Urban Meyer says he plans to be more involved in play-calling for the rest of this season.
BC Lions: Search firms have contacted BC Lions head coach Jeff Tedford to gauge his interest in returning to college, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. Tedford was Cal's head coach from 2002-12. The BC Lions went 7-11 this season.
Philadelphia Eagles: Defensive coordinator Bill Davis criticized himself after a 45-17 loss to the Bucs on Sunday. Chip Kelly said Monday, “I’ve got tremendous faith in Bill Davis. He’s a tremendous coach.”
LSU: Les Miles is expected to have a “special meeting” with players this afternoon, according to NOLA.com. Miles will hold his weekly press conference around lunchtime.
Syracuse: Head coach Scott Shafer has been dismissed, CoachingSearch has confirmed. He will coach the final game against Boston College. Shafer went 13-23 in three seasons, including 3-8 this year with eight straight losses. Read more here.
Cal: Sonny Dykes tells reporters that contract extension discussions are ongoing. He did not talk with athletic director Mike Williams on Sunday.
Stony Brook (NY): Ferrum College (VA) offensive coordinator Chris Bache has joined the Stony Brook staff as offensive line coach. Bache spent two seasons at Ferrum after three years as Kent State offensive line coach.
Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.