Posted by: Chris Vannini on Monday November 24, 2014

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VMI: Head coach Sparky Woods will not return next season, the school announced. Woods went 17-62 in seven years as head coach.

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 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.  

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Sunday November 23, 2014

Missouri State: The Springfield News-Leader lists eight potential candidates for the Missouri State job, including Missouri quarterbacks / associate head coach Andy Hill and Wisconsin-Whitewater head coach Lance Leipold. Read the full list in the News-Leader’s story

Wofford: As we reported last week, tight ends coach Pete Kalinowski has officially stepped down for a position outside of football. 

Missouri State: President Clif Smart tells the Springfield News-Leader he hopes to raise the head-coach compensation package to $200,000, putting it the middle of the Missouri Valley Conference, but will need private donations. Former head coach Terry Allen earned around $150,000. In addition, the school has announced a search committee comprising of university chief of staff Ryan DeBoef, senior associate director of athletics Casey Hunt, lawyer Tom Strong, local insurance agent Fred Harle and professor Jim Hutter. 

Clemson: Dabo Swinney puts the coaching carousel in perspective.

Missouri State: Head coach Terry Allen will not return next season, per the Springfield News-Leader. Allen’s contract ended on Saturday, and he tells the News Leader he's done being a head coach. Allen went 132-123 in 22 seasons as a head coach, including 37-64 in nine years at Missouri State.

Alabama State: Reggie Barlow completed his seventh season at ASU on Saturday with a fifth straight year with at least seven wins. Barlow’s contract extension was rescinded by the school’s board of trustees last week, meaning his contract ends soon. But Barlow told the Montgomery Advertiser, "I believe it will all work itself out and we will stay committed to the cause."

Florida A&M: Interim head coach Corey Fuller told reporters after Saturday’s season finale that FAMU will “never be 3-9 again” if he gets the head-coaching job on a full-time basis, for which he applied two weeks ago. Read more of Fuller’s comments in the Tallahassee Democrat.

Nicholls State: New head Tim Rebowe’s contract is a four-year deal worth $130,000 annually, according to the Daily Comet.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Saturday November 22, 2014

Clemson: After Clemson’s win over Georgia State, Dabo Swinney was asked about the Florida job again. As part of a long response, Swinney said, according to the Charleston Post & Courier, “I’m not going to stand here and be one of those coaches that goes, ‘I will never leave Clemson.’ That’s not genuine. I have no idea.” He also said it would be very hard to leave and that Clemson is not a stepping-stone job, but dynamics can change.

Florida: Defensive coordinator / linebackers coach D.J. Durkin will serve as interim head coach in Florida’s bowl game, after the Gators became eligible on Saturday. This week, Muschamp asked his team to buy into next year's head coach

Michigan: Interim athletic director Jim Hackett tells local reporters there is no timeline for finding a permanent athletic director. He also said evaluation of the football program will come at the end of the season and that the evaluation will be his job alone. Asked what "end of the season" means, Hackett would not clarify. The Wolverines are currently 5-5 and looking to become bowl-eligible. 

Alabama State: According to the Montgomery Advertiser, head coach Reggie Barlow’s contract extension has been rescinded by the school’s board of trustees. Barlow’s three-year extension was signed in September, along with an immediate raise, but it was still pending board approval. Barlow’s lawyer tells the Advertiser he plans to serve out the extension. Without it, Barlow is in the final days of his previous contract. Barlow is in his eighth season as head coach.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Friday November 21, 2014

Indiana: Athletic director Fred Glass expressed his support for Kevin Wilson to the Indianapolis Star. Asked if the program is heading in the right direction, Glass told the Star, “the answer is a resounding yes, notwithstanding the lack of wins this year.” The Hoosiers are 3-7 this year, but have lost multiple quarterbacks to injury, something Glass made sure to point out.

Fresno State: The school has announced the hiring of Oregon executive senior associate athletic director for development Jim Bartko as athletic director at Fresno State.

Nicholls State: According to The Daily Advertiser, new Nicholls State head coach Tim Rebowe will continue to coach at Louisiana-Lafayette through the bowl game. Rebowe coaches the safeties at ULL. In addition, per source, Rebowe may target McNeese State defensive line coach Manny Michel for his defensive coordinator. Michel previously served as defensive coordinator at Nicholls from 1995-98, when Rebowe was also on the staff. Here is our story on Rebowe's introduction.

Mississippi State: Asked if Florida has reached out to him, Dan Mullen told Jay Mohr Sports, “I haven’t heard from anybody, and I don’t expect to hear from people. I think people know I’m happy where I’m at.”

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Thursday November 20, 2014

Washington: According to 247 Sports, Washington wide receivers coach Brent Pease is not interested in the Montana head-coaching job, despite a recent report.

BC Lions: Head coach Mike Benevides has been dismissed. In three seasons as head coach, the Lions went 33-21.

Garden City CC: The school has announced the hiring of Indiana senior director of player personnel Jeff Sims as head coach. Sims was the wide receivers / associate head coach at Florida Atlantic from 2012-13 and the head coach at Fort Scott CC from 2007-10, where he posted a 32-12 record.

Nebraska: On Bo Pelini’s weekly radio show, a fan questioned if the program was going in the right direction. According to, Pelini responded,  “If that isn’t the right direction, then you have a conversation with (athletic director) Shawn Eichorst and they’re free to go in another direction. But until that happens, I’m going to keep coaching the best I possibly can and do everything I can for these kids, because that’s why I’m in this business.” Read more comments at