Posted by: Chris Vannini on Tuesday September 27, 2016
Oklahoma State: Per the Austin American-Statesman, T. Boone Pickens said recently, “I don’t have any conversations with Gundy. I don’t know (if there’s a rift), but Mike doesn’t handle people relationships very well. And he gets mad about things. I’ve heard he’s written some notes about me that weren’t very complimentary.”
LSU: Interim head coach Ed Orgeron plans to continue coaching the defensive line, alongside new DL coach Pete Jenkins. Orgeron also explained his offensive plans and why he added a local radio host to the staff.
FIU: Interim had coach / defensive coordinator Ron Cooper has given play-calling duties to defensive backs coach Bobby Babich, and offensive coordinator Steve Shankweiler will have full offensive play-calling duties. In addition, special teams coordinator Kirk Doll and tight ends coach Jason Brooks will help out on defense.
Florida: Here are 6 notable quotes from new AD Scott Stricklin’s introduction.
Wisconsin: Director of recruiting Andrew Marlatt has been promoted to senior director of operations and recruiting. Marlatt is in his second season on the staff.
Notre Dame: Interim defensive coordinator Greg Hudson will call plays from the sideline.
Mississippi State: The Clarion-Ledger reports the lead internal candidate for the AD job is baseball coach John Cohen, who added the title of associate athletic director in July. The paper adds that associate AD of external affairs Scott Weatherbee could also be a candidate, and external possibilities include Georgia Tech senior associate AD of operations John David Wicker and Texas A&M senior associate AD of external affairs Jason Cook. MSU’s last three AD’s have been promoted from within. The school will use a search firm.
Florida: New athletic director Scott Stricklin has a six-year deal worth $1.076 annually, along with a $150,000 signing bonus. Stricklin earned $500,000 annually at MSU. He will be introduced at a 1 p.m. ET press conference. Current athletic director Jeremy Foley will remain in his role through Nov. 1, instead of Oct. 1. Keep track of AD changes here.
LSU: Defensive coordinator Dave Aranda has added the title of associate head coach.
Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.