Posted by: Pete Roussel on Tuesday December 10, 2013
Bowling Green defensive coordinator Mike Elko will join the Wake Forest staff, a source informed CoachingSearch.com.
CoachingSearch.com has learned that Michigan State defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi interviewed today for the UConn head coaching job in Atlanta. It was a busy day for Narduzzi, who also won the Broyles Award in Little Rock and gave a tremendous speech.
According the Baltimore Sun, Steve Sarkisian has offered the offensive line job to Baltimore Ravens assistant offensive line coach Todd Washington. At this point, Washington has not decided whether to accept the offer. In other news, USC offensive line coaches Mike Summers and James Cregg are on the way out, as is linebackers coach Mike Ekeler.
Per Bruce Feldman, contrary to a report that surfaced today on another website, Jeff Tedford has not interviewed for the Boise State head coaching job.
Tulane: Curtis Johnson: "Now I can compete with guys trying to take my staff."
According to ESPN's Joe Schad, Mack Brown has had active discussions with Texas officials about his intention to resign, and it could be official later this week.
According to NFL.com's Gil Brandt, Nick Saban is in contract negotiations with Alabama for an extension and a salary around $7 million a year.
Texas AD Steve Patterson says, "Mack Brown has not resigned and no decisions have been made."
Expect Boise State offensive line coach Chris Strausser to join the Washington staff.
: Dave Clawson is hoping to bring offensive coordinator Warren Ruggiero and defensive coordinator Mike Elko to Wake Forest. Here are the interesting things Clawson said today during his introductory presser.
If Dirk Koetter lands the Boise State job, don't be surprised if he tries to lure Texas A&M co-defensive coordinator / defensive backs coach Marcel Yates to Boise State as the defensive coordinator.
Greg Gattuso will remain as the defensive line coach through the bowl game before departing for Albany, according to the Times-Union.
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According to CBS Sports reporter Bruce Feldman, Hawaii defensive coordinator Thom Kaumeyer and linebackers coach Tony Tuioti have been dismissed.
: Jeremy Pruitt didn't win the Broyles Award, but he gave a helluva speech today.
On a conference call about an upcoming 30 for 30, Jim Tressel told reporters he hasn't given any thought to returning to coaching.
Ole Miss has extended Hugh Freeze's contact to the maximum under state law, four years. Freeze has also received a pay raise to $3 million next season with a $150,000 pay raise each year thereafter. His assistant coaches' salary pool will increase 12%, which equates to $400,000 in extra money.
Boise State's Rivals.com site reports that Bryan Harsin has withdrawn his name from the Boise State job.
Mack Brown absolutely denies that he has stepped down. In fact, he just text messaged Bobby Burton of 247Sports
Chip Brown of OrangeBloods.com
reports that Mack Brown will step down as head coach. Texas denies the report to ESPN's Joe Schad. The Board of Regents will meet on Thursday.
: CoachingSearch.com has confirmed that Lehigh offensive coordinator Dave Cecchini has accepted the head coaching job at Valpo.
: Michigan State defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi has won Broyles Award. He gave a terrific speech, too.
CoachingSearch.com has learned that Eastern Illinois head coach Dino Babers interviewed for the Eastern Michigan head coaching job on Monday. Louisville running backs coach Kenny Carter has also interviewed for the job.
Do not be surprised if Sark lures Marques Tuiasosopo to Los Angeles. A source tells me at this point that it's more likely that Tuiasosopo ends up at USC than remaining at Washington.
10 burning questions about the coaching carousel
You can rule out Alabama offensive line coach Mario Cristobal, a source tells CoachingSearch.com. Cristobal did not interview for the job, nor did Arkansas defensive line coach Charlie Partridge.
The school's Board of Regents will meet over telephone on Thursday to approve the new contract for Kevin Sumlin.
By this story from the Ames Tribune
, it appears that current offensive line coach Chris Klenakis will interview for the offensive coordinator position at Iowa State.
Head coach Joe Moorhead's contract has been extended through the 2021 season.
According to the Seattle Times, Chris Petersen will meet with Justin Wilcox today. Staying at Washington remains a possibility for Wilcox.
CoachingSearch.com has learned that Bowling Green has interest in Tennessee offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Mike Bajakian. Like former head coach Dave Clawson, Bajakian is a Williams College grad. More importantly, he has spent 5 years in the MAC and previously coached at Cincinnati.
Head coach Ed Lamb has agreed to a contract extension through 2020, according to the Deseret News
Tight ends / special teams coordinator Adam Scheier will serve as the interim head coach.
Head coach Bobby Lamb has signed a contract extension through 2019. Lamb led the program to a 10-2 season.