Posted by: Chris Vannini on Saturday December 20, 2014

Texas Southern: Offensive coordinator Mark Orlando has accepted the offensive coordinator job at Alabama State. Orlando was the offensive coordinator at Prairie View A&M last season and joined the Texas Southern staff earlier this month. 

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Friday December 19, 2014

Pitt: Interim athletic director Randy Juhl tells TribLive the school will hire a football coach before a new athletic director, citing the importance of recruiting. The AD search will begin after Jan. 1, 2015. According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, head-coaching experience is not a requirement, and a pro-style offense is ideal. MLive.com reports Michigan State defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi has interviewed for the job. 

Montana: Head coach Bob Stitt will earn $175,000 annually in a three-year deal, according to The Missoulian. 

Missouri State: According to the News-Leader, head coach Dave Steckel will earn a base salary of $270,000, with up to an additional $135,000 in potential incentives. Former head coach Terry Allen made around $150,000. Steckel’s buyout is $200,000 in the first year, dropping $50,000 each year after. As for assistants, offensive coordinator Mario Verduzco will earn $100,000, defensive coordinator Marcus Yokeley will earn $85,000, offensive line coach Sean Coughlin will earn $60,000, defensive line coach Chris Morton will earn $55,000, safeties coach Kenji Jackson will earn $40,000, and running backs Munir prince will earn $40,000. The six assistants' total of $380,000 is nearly as much as the 2014 group of nine assistants ($413,971).

Oregon State: The program’s graduate assistants and student interns can remain with Gary Andersen and the program through the spring, but the future past that is undetermined, according to The Oregonian. The GAs include Keaton Kristick, Dorian Smith, Tavita Thompson and Lyle Moevao. Several of last season’s student interns were sons of assistant coaches no longer on the staff. 

Louisiana College: Per source, Evangel Christian Academy (LA) assistant Darren Drago is a candidate for the defensive coordinator job at Louisiana College. Drago has previously coached at Stephen F. Austin and Northwestern State. 

Northwestern: Pat Fitzgerald will not make any staff changes, according to the Chicago Tribune. 

West Virginia: Dana Holgorsen reacts to offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Shannon Dawson’s impending departure and explains his timetable for finding a replacement. 

Vanderbilt: Derek Mason has expressed interest in Michigan State quarterbacks coach / recruiting coordinator Brad Salem for Vanderbilt’s offensive coordinator job, according to SpartanNation.com. 

South Florida: The school has officially announced the hiring of former Purdue head coach Danny Hope as co-offensive coordinator / offensive line coach, overseeing the running game. In addition, quarterbacks coach David Reaves has added the title of co-offensive coordinator and will oversee the passing game. Head coach Willie Taggart will call all the offensive plays after previously sharing the duties. 

Houston: Will Muschamp and Cal head coach Sonny Dykes were candidates at Houston, according to the Houston Chronicle. 

Michigan: ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports some of Jim Harbaugh’s family and friends have encouraged him to take the Michigan job, but he is torn because he wants to remain in the NFL. Schefter reports Harbaugh would like to finish this season and see what NFL opportunities come available before giving Michigan an answer. 

Houston: Tom Herman says he will do what he can to retain defensive coordinator David Gibbs. Here’s everything you need to know from Herman’s introduction Friday. 

Pitt: Rich Walsh of KDKA reports Pitt will talk to Marshall head coach Doc Holliday and Michigan State defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi about the head-coaching position. 

Arkansas: Athletic director Jeff Long tells Arkansas News that he will talk with Bret Bielema soon about his contract, but wouldn’t say a pay raise is imminent. Bielema did say recently that he expects increased compensation for his assistants. 

Nicholls State: Archbishop Rummel HS (LA) offensive line coach Lee Roussel will join the Nicholls State staff in the same role. 

Kansas: Northern Illinois linebackers coach Kevin Kane is expected to accept the same position at Kansas, according to Sports Illustrated’s Thayer Evans. Keep track of new coaching staffs here

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Thursday December 18, 2014

South Florida: Head coach Willie Taggart will also serve as offensive coordinator, according to the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. This means the open spot on the staff is for a defensive backs coach. In addition, former Manatee HS head coach Joe Kinnan may join the staff in a consultant-type role. 

Virginia: Tight ends coach Tom O’Brien will not return next season, according to The Roanoke Times. The 66-year-old is set to retire from coaching, meaning two jobs are open on the Virginia staff. Keep track of open FBS assistant jobs here.  

Colorado State: According to Scout.com, Michigan State defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi has interviewed for the head-coaching job at Colorado State.

Nebraska: According to the Lincoln Journal Star, Mark Banker will earn $550,000 with the Huskers, a $45,000 raise from what he made as Oregon State defensive coordinator. In addition, special teams coordinator Bruce Read will earn $450,000 (earned $315,000 at OSU), offensive line coach Mike Cavanaugh will earn $400,000 in 2015 and $450,000 in 2016, and Trent Bray will earn $250,000 (earned $154,500 at OSU). Bray’s contract is a one-year deal, while the others have two-year deals.  

Nicholls State: Per source, defensive line coach Brandon Nowlin will not be retained. Nowlin and offensive line coach Matt Clark were temporarily retained by Tim Rebowe to recruit for the program. 

Western Michigan: Head coach P.J. Fleck has officially signed a six-year extension through 2020. Fleck’s guaranteed compensation is $800,000 per year, making him the highest-paid coach in the MAC. 

Missouri State: Head coach Dave Steckel has quickly assembled his first staff. The hires are as follows: Northern Iowa co-offensive coordinator Mario Verduzco (offensive coordinator / quarterbacks), Lindenwood defensive line coach Marcus Yokeley (defensive coordinator / cornerbacks), Drake inside receivers coach Munir Prince (running backs), Mizzou graduate assistant John Egorugwu (wide receivers), Mizzou graduate assistant Mack Brown (tight ends / special teams), Wisconsin-Stout defensive line coach Chris Morton (defensive line), Mizzou graduate assistant Peter Badovinac (linebackers) and Northwestern graduate assistant Kenji Jackson (safeties). Offensive line coach Sean Coughlin has also been retained. 

Missouri: Memphis defensive coordinator / safeties coach Barry Odom has emerged as likely candidate for the defensive coordinator role at Missouri, according to multiple reports. Odom is a former Missouri player and was on Gary Pinkel’s staff from 2003-11.

Michigan: Fox Sports’ Bruce Feldman reports the numbers of six years and $48 million for Jim Harbaugh are not accurate and that a formal offer has not been made. Feldman also reports it’s more likely Harbaugh remains in the NFL. 

B.C. Lions: Former Cal head coach Jeff Tedford has agreed to become the new head coach of the B.C. Lions, according to Fox Sports’ Mike Garafolo. Tedford was the offensive coordinator the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this season, but dealt with some health issues and went on a leave of absence. 

Jim Harbaugh: Asked at his presser about the reported Michigan offer, Jim Harbaugh said he only talks about the job he has, a long-standing policy. 

Texas A&M: Offensive line coach B.J. Anderson will not return. Graduate assistant Chris Smith will coach the line for the Aggies' bowl game. Billy Liucci of TexAgs reports Anderson could end up on David Beaty’s staff at Kansas. That makes three open jobs on the A&M staff. 

Florida A&M: Interim athletic director Nelson Townsend tells The Tallahassee Democrat he’s setting a Christmas deadline to name a new head coach. Townsend previously said a coach could be named as early as Friday. 

Michigan: Les Miles reacts to the reports about Jim Harbaugh and the Wolverines.

Boston College: Head coach Steve Addazio has agreed to a new contract through 2020. Sports Illustrated’s Pete Thamel reports Addazio was a candidate at Michigan after Jim Harbaugh. In a statement, Addazio said, “We have a lot more work to do, but I believe we are building the foundation for a great football program."

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Florida State: Rivals.com’s Florida State site reports the school is expected to announce a new eight-year deal for Jimbo Fisher that will likely put him in the top five of highest-paid college coaches.  

Northeast Mississippi CC: Offensive coordinator Greg Davis has been promoted to head coach. 

Wisconsin: Defensive coordinator / linebackers coach Dave Aranda will remain on staff, according to the Wisconsin State Journal. 

Oregon State: Wisconsin director of football operations Jason Thomas will join Gary Andersen’s staff at Oregon State, according to The Oregonian

Nebraska: The school has dismissed much of the support staff. The Lincoln Journal Star has the full list

Houston: Kentucky safeties coach / special teams coordinator Craig Naivar will join Tom Herman’s staff at Houston, according to 247Sports

UNLV: Tony Sanchez has completed his staff. On Colin Cowherd’s show, Sanchez confirmed the hiring of Houston inside receivers / tight ends coach Jamie Christian as running backs coach, Georgia State defensive backs coach J.D. Williams as cornerbacks coach, Oregon State defensive line coach Joe Seumalo in the same role and USC assistant strength and conditioning coach Keith Belton as the head strength coach. He will announce his defensive coordinator and safeties coaches on Friday. Sanchez says, "We're off and running." Keep track of new coaching staffs here.

Memphis: Head coach Justin Fuente has agreed to a contract extension. No details were announced, but Sports Illustrated's Pete Thamel reports the deal pays Fuente about $1.4 million in a five-year deal, with a buyout of $500,000 and an increase of $150,000 in assistant salary pool. Fuente made about $1 million in 2014. In a statement, athletic director Tom Bowen said, “The future of Tiger football is very bright and we look forward to the opportunity to build upon our success in the days and years ahead.” Fuente is 16-20 in three years, including 9-3 this season with an AAC championship. 

West Florida: Former Saint Joseph’s College head coach Cory Sanders has been named defensive coordinator at West Florida. 

South Carolina: Steve Spurrier explains why he’s back on the 4-5-year plan. Regarding his assistants, Spurrier says, “If there’s some help we need somewhere along the way, then I need to do that.”

South Florida: Former Purdue head coach Danny Hope is expected to be named offensive line coach at USF, according to Sports Illustrated’s Thayer Evans. 

Bethune-Cookman: The school has received permission to talk with Tennessee State head coach Rod Reed, according to the Tennessean. B-CU athletic director Lynn Thompson has said a hire could be made as early as Friday. 

Benedict College: According to WALB, former Albany State head coach Mike White is expected to be named head coach at Benedict. Earlier this week, White retired at Albany State after 15 years as head coach and 31 years with the program.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Wednesday December 17, 2014

Pitt: According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the school has reached out to gauge the interest of Greg Schiano and Marshall head coach Doc Holliday. 

Nebraska: The Omaha World-Herald has released the audio of Bo Pelini’s final conversation with his players, criticizing the athletics administration and saying his final goodbyes to players. 

Alabama State: The Montgomery Advertiser reports new head coach Brian Jenkins is expected to earn around $140,000 annually, which is less than the $265,000 he earned at Bethune-Cookman. Jenkins has a five-year deal, with the first three years guaranteed. 

Oregon State: Former SMU defensive backs coach Derrick Odum will join Gary Andersen’s staff, according to The Oregonian. Keep track of new coaching staffs here

Saskatchewan Roughriders: According to News Talk 650, Simon Fraser University head coach Jacques Chapdelaine will be named offensive coordinator for the Roughriders. 

Vanderbilt: Nebraska strength and conditioning coach James Dobson will join the Vanderbilt staff in the same role, according to 247Sports

Kentucky: West Virginia offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Shannon Dawson has accepted the same job at Kentucky, according to Fox Sports’ Bruce Feldman. Dawson will call the plays at Kentucky. The Charleston Daily Mail reports Dawson will coach WVU in the Liberty Bowl. Keep track of open FBS assistant jobs here

Florida: Defensive backs coach Travaris Robinson has been offered to stay on the Florida staff — the only defensive coach with the opportunity to be retained, according to The Gainesville Sun. Robinson could join Will Muschamp at Auburn. The report indicates Robinson is waiting to see who Jim McElwain hires on defense before determining his future. The Gators hired Geoff Collins as defensive coordinator on Tuesday. 

Bethune-Cookman: Athletic director Lynn Thompson tells The Daytona Beach News-Journal that a new head coach could be named as early as Friday. Former head coach Brian Jenkins accepted the Alabama State job on Tuesday. 

Troy: Former North Carolina associate head coach for defense / safeties coach Vic Koenning has officially been named defensive coordinator at Troy. Koenning previously held the role from 2003-04. 

Winnipeg Blue Bombers: Defensive coordinator Etcheverry has been dismissed. 

Wisconsin: Paul Chryst’s contract is for five years and $2.3 million per season, according to reports. Gary Andersen made about $2.2 million, according to USA Today’s database. Here's everything you need to know from Chryst's introduction. 

Colorado State: Notre Dame running backs coach Tony Alford has interviewed for the Colorado State head-coaching job, according to The Coloradoan. In addition OrangeBloods.com reports Texas defensive coordinator / defensive backs coach Vance Bedford has interviewed. 

West Virginia: The Charleston Daily Mail has a list of potential athletic director candidates at West Virginia, including Virginia Tech AD Whit Babcock and interim AD / executive senior associate AD Keli Cunningham. 

Pitt: The school has announced that Steve Pederson is out as athletic director. Vice chancellor for research conduct and compliance Randy Juhl will serve as interim athletic director. According to TribLive, Pederson will be owed more than $2 million as part of his buyout. In addition, offensive coordinator / tight ends coach Joe Rudolph will serve as interim head coach in the Armed Forces Bowl, making him Pitt's seventh head coach since 2010.

Georgia: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has a Q&A with athletic director Greg McGarity on Mark Richt and coaching changes. Asked if Richt can win a championship, McGarity said, “Until I’m convinced he is not, then I believe he can.”

Michigan: According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Michigan has made another run at Jim Harbaugh, offering him a deal for six years and $48 million. Several reports indicate Harbaugh has recently decided that a return to college football is at least a possibility. 

South Carolina: Steve Spurrier tells reporters he’s “back on the 4-5 year plan” and regrets his comments about two or three more years. A one-year extension to Spurrier’s contract is expected. 

Nebraska: In his final meeting with players, former head coach Bo Pelini lashed out at the administrative support within the athletic department in an expletive-laced talk. The Omaha World-Herald has the story. The school has also issued a response

Wisconsin: The school will introduce Paul Chryst at a press conference at 7 p.m. ET. Here’s what Chryst is bringing to Wisconsin

Virginia Tech: Defensive coordinator Bud Foster tells reporters he hasn’t been contacted by other schools. In addition, Foster says head coach Frank Beamer will return to practice soon after recent throat surgery.  

Nicholls State: Don’t be surprised if Missouri State offensive coordinator Rob Christophel emerges as a candidate for the same position at Nicholls State. Christophel worked with Tim Rebowe at Louisiana-Lafayette from 2003-06. 

North Texas: Buffalo defensive line coach Chris Cosh will join the North Texas staff as defensive coordinator, according to ESPN’s Brett McMurphy. Cosh had been retained by new Buffalo head coach Lance Leipold. Keep track of open FBS assistant jobs here.

Youngstown State: Bo Pelini says YSU isn’t a stepping-stone job for him, and if he was looking to move quickly, he would have taken another opportunity. Here’s everything you need to know from Pelini’s introduction. 

Missouri State: Per source, Wisconsin-Stout defensive line coach Chris Morton will join Dave Steckel’s staff at Missouri State, and UW-Stout cornerbacks coach Kody Morgan will be promoted at Stout.

Missouri: One reason Gary Pinkel has long staff continuity? He gets his assistants home by 7 p.m.

Youngstown State: According to The Vindicator, Bo Pelini’s salary is expected to be similar to that of previous head coach Eric Wolford, who earned just under $260,000 per year. Pelini is earning $150,000 per month for 51 months from his Nebraska buyout. The Vindicator has a good story on the local reaction to YSU landing Pelini. 

Florida: Pat Dooley of The Gainesville Sun has an in-depth look at how the Florida coaching search went down. 

West Virginia: According to the Charleston Daily Mail, athletic director Oliver Luck is leaving the school for a position with the NCAA. ESPN's Brett Murphy reports the position will be second-in-command to NCAA president Mark Emmert. Update: The position is titled vice president of regulatory affairs. As a result, Luck will no longer be on the College Football Playoff committee. 

Colorado State: Georgia AD Greg McGarity tells The Macon Telegraph that offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Mike Bobo will interview for the Colorado State head-coaching job. 

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Tuesday December 16, 2014

VMI: New head coach Scott Wachenheim says he has already retained some coaches from the previous staff, but didn’t want to announce names yet. 

Colorado State: According to 247Sports’ Georgia site, CSU has reached out to Georgia offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Mike Bobo, who is one of many names linked to the job. 

Houston: Tom Herman’s assistant salary pool will be around $2.4 million, according to CBS Sports’ Dennis Dodd, putting it in the upper end of the AAC.  

Prairie View A&M: Alcorn State offensive coordinator Willie Simmons has officially been named head coach at Prairie View A&M. 

Alabama State: Bethune-Cookman head coach Brian Jenkins has officially been named head coach at Alabama State. Jenkins posted a 46-14 record in five seasons at B-CU. 

Baylor: Philip Montgomery will not be with Baylor for the Cotton Bowl, according to ESPN Radio’s David Smoak. Passing game coordinator / wide receivers coach Kendall Briles will call the offensive plays. 

Oregon State: According to Scout.com’s Oregon State site, defensive line coach Joe Seumalo will not be retained. The site also reports Seumalo spoke with UNLV this week. In addition, The Oregonian cites OSU recruits saying offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach John Garrett will not be retained. 

Pitt: The school has had contact with Greg Schiano about the soon-to-be-open head-coaching position, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. 

Nicholls State: Louisiana College co-defensive coordinator / linebackers coach Brian Wallace will join Tim Rebowe’s staff at Nicholls State, per The Town Talk. Wallace coached with Rebowe at UL-Lafayette from 2009-11. Wallace says he will coach outside linebackers or safeties. 

UNLV: Tony Sanchez has announced four additions to his staff. Nebraska interim head coach / offensive line / tight ends coach Barney Cotton will serve as UNLV’s offensive coordinator, Nebraska offensive line coach John Garrison will serve the same role, Ron O’Dell will follow Sanchez from Bishop Gorman HS as quarterbacks coach, and UNLV wide receivers coach Cedric Cormier will be retained. Keep track of new coaching staffs here.

Texas A&M Kingsville: The school has announced the hiring of Colorado State-Pueblo offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Daren Wilkinson as head coach. 

Oregon State: Gary Andersen explains why his son, a Wisconsin player, didn't find out Andersen was leaving until the team meeting.  

Youngstown State: The school has officially named Bo Pelini as head coach. He will begin his duties on Wednesday. In a release, Pelini says, “This is an exciting time for my family and me as we return to the Mahoning Valley. Mary Pat and our children are anxious to get involved in the Youngstown State and local communities. … YSU football has a rich championship tradition and a standard of excellence which our staff and players will work to uphold both on and off of the field."

Missouri State: Missouri head coach Gary Pinkel tells Press Box 920 that Dave Steckel will hire some Mizzou graduate assistants to his staff at Missouri State, but will not bring any full-time Mizzou assistants. 

Alabama State: According to the Montgomery Advertiser, Bethune-Cookman head coach Brian Jenkins is expected to be named head coach at ASU. When the deal is finalized, don’t be surprised if USF linebackers coach Raymond Woodie and Citadel defensive coordinator Maurice Drayton pursue the Bethune-Cookman job. 

Norfolk State: Head coach Latrell Scott’s contract is for four years and worth $180,000 annually, according to The Virginian-Pilot. 

Michigan State: Mark Dantonio and Pat Narduzzi talk about when and if Narduzzi will become a head coach

San Diego State: Offensive coordinator Bob Toledo will retire after the Poinsettia Bowl. Keep track of open FBS assistant jobs here.

Wisconsin: According to Fox Sports’ Bruce Feldman, Paul Chryst may add Tennessee Titans offensive line coach Bob Bostad to his staff. Bostad was an assistant with Chryst at Wisconsin from 2006-11.  

Montana: Colorado School of Mines head coach Bob Stitt has officially been named head coach at Montana. 

Montreal Alouettes: Former quarterback Anthony Calvillo will be an offensive assistant with the Alouettes, according to CBC. Calvillo is the all-time leader in passing yards in professional football. In addition, offensive coordinator Ryan Dinwiddie will remain on staff, but not in the coordinator role. Running backs coach Mark Speckman and defensive assistant Jean-Vincent Posy Audette will not return. 

Colorado State: According to Yahoo Sports' Pat Forde, names in the mix at CSU include: Oregon offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Scott Frost, Texas defensive coordinator / defensive backs coach Vance Bedford, Mississippi State co-offensive coordinator / wide receivers coach Billy Gonzales, Notre Dame running backs coach Tony Alford, CSU offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Dave Baldwin, CSU co-defensive coordinator / linebackers coach Marty English and Michigan State defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi.

TCU: Head coach Gary Patterson has a new deal, according to The Dallas Morning News, which also includes more money for assistants. Athletic director Chris Del Conte says Patterson is taken care of “through the next decade.” Update: ESPN's Brett McMurphy reports Patterson has received a two-year extension through 2020. 

Mississippi State: Dan Mullen tells reporters he hasn’t yet decided who will call the defensive plays. Graduate assistant John Haneline will work with the linebackers. Mullen also said Jim McElwain personally called him to ask permission to speak with Geoff Collins. Here is more from Mullen. Keep track of new coaching staffs here.

Houston: Tom Herman has officially been named head coach at Houston. His deal is for five years and totals $6.75 million, averaging $1.35 million per season. Check out Herman’s offenses over the years

Auburn: Defensive analyst Travis Williams will coach the linebackers in Auburn’s bowl preparation. 

Lewis & Clark: Oregon State chief of staff Jay Locey is the new head coach at Lewis & Clark. As head coach at Division III Linfield from 1996-2005, Locey posted an 84-18 record with a national championship in 2004.

Youngstown State: Former Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini will be named head coach at Youngstown State, according to Vindy.com. An official announcement could be made today.

Ole Miss: Assistant athletic director for recruiting operations Corey Batoon will replace departed linebackers coach Tom Allen for the Rebels’ bowl preparation and work with the safeties and nickelbacks. Defensive coordinator Dave Wommack will work with the linebackers. Batoon served as Hugh Freeze’s defensive backs coach at Arkansas State and is expected to get strong consideration for the full-time job at Ole Miss. 

Florida: According to Sports Illustrated’s Thayer Evans, Mississippi State defensive coordinator / linebackers coach Geoff Collins is expected to join Jim McElwain’s staff at Florida. Here are 10 tweets that illustrate what Florida is getting. Louisiana Tech defensive coordinator Manny Diaz could emerge as a replacement at Mississippi State. Diaz previously served as MSU's defensive coordinator in 2010, and his LA Tech defense leads the nation in takeaways in 2014. 

Ohio State: ESPN’s Brett McMurphy reports offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Tom Herman will coach in OSU’s playoff run, despite accepting the head-coaching job at Houston.

West Virginia: Defensive coordinator Tony Gibson’s new three-year deal is worth $2.1 million total, according to the Charleston Gazette, with payments of $650,000, $750,000 and $700,000 annually, respectively. CoachingSearch first reported Gibson had received a new deal.