Posted by: Chris Vannini on Thursday December 01, 2016
Indiana: Defensive coordinator Tom Allen is the new permanent head coach at Indiana, following Kevin Wilson’s departure. Allen will have a 6-year contract. Salary has not been determined. Allen plans to keep the staff intact through the bowl game and remain as defensive coordinator. Wilson will receive one year's base salary, $542,000. Read more here.
LSU: Ed Orgeron received a one-time payment of $675,000 to serve as interim head coach, according to The Advocate.
Houston: Oklahoma offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley is a candidate for the Houston head coaching job, according to ESPN.
Purdue: The school is aiming to announce a new head coach on Monday or Tuesday, according to the Lafayette Journal & Courier. The paper reports candidates believed to still be under consideration include Western Kentucky head coach Jeff Brohm, Air Force head coach Troy Calhoun, Western Michigan head coach P.J. Fleck and LA Tech head coach Skip Holtz.
San Jose State: One name to watch for the SJSU job is Colorado offensive line coach Klayton Adams, who spent two years on Mike MacIntyre’s staff there.
Utah State: Athletic director John Hartwell has issued a statement of support for head coach Matt Wells, but notes there will be changes made for 2017.
Indiana: Head coach Kevin Wilson will be dismissed, according to the Indianapolis Star. SB Nation reports defensive coordinator Tom Allen will serve as interim head coach for the bowl game. A press conference is scheduled for 6 p.m. Read more here.
UNLV: Purdue running backs coach DeAndre Smith will join the UNLV staff in the same role, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Smith previously coached at UNLV in 2009. He spent 2016 at Purdue and was previously at Syracuse.
Florida International: Georgia offensive quality control assistant Kevin Beard will join the FIU staff as wide receivers coach, according to CanesInSight.com. Beard is in his first year at UGA and was previously the wide receivers coach at Miami (FL).
Texas A&M: President Michael Young tells the Texas Tribune, “Kevin Sumlin is our coach and has my complete support and our athletic director's complete support.” When asked if Sumlin would be the coach next season, Young replied, “Kevin Sumlin has my complete support.”
Oregon: UCF head coach and former Oregon OC Scott Frost tells local media that he is “not a candidate” for the Oregon job, per Rivals.com’s UCF site. Keep track on our Oregon updates page.
Delaware: The school is making a strong run at Richmond head coach Danny Rocco, according to The News Journal. Rocco is in his fifth season at Richmond and plays in the second round of the FCS playoffs this weekend. Rocco said this week: “I think right now what I plan on doing is doing everything in my power to extend our season. And when the season is over, I want to sit down with all of the appropriate people to be able to make the best decision for me and my family moving forward. Tomorrow is promised to no one. And I do believe that I will have some options when the season is over.”
Florida Atlantic: AD Pat Chun would prefer candidates with head coaching experience, according to Fox Sports, and may target Jim Leavitt, Mario Cristobal or Randy Shannon. Chun also explained this week why he consults with Ohio State.
Minnesota Vikings: Mike Zimmer will not coach in tonight’s game against the Cowboys after eye surgery on Wednesday. Special teams coordinator Mike Priefer will serve as interim head coach.
San Jose State: One name to keep an eye on for the SJSU job is Oklahoma State running backs coach Marcus Arroyo, who is a former SJSU player and coach.
Purdue: Les Miles is no longer in the mix for the Purdue head coaching job, according to ESPN’s Brett McMurphy.
Houston: Lane Kiffin is a candidate for the Houston head coaching job, according to ESPN’s Brett McMurphy.
Nevada: The total buyout for the Nevada staff is approximately $950,000, but subject to offset or cancelation if coaches get other jobs, according to the Reno Gazette-Journal.
Portland State: Athletic director Mark Rountree has resigned to take a deputy athletic director job at Georgia Tech. Rountree had been PSU’s AD since2015.
Bryant (RI): Head coach Marty Fine has resigned. Fine had been the head coach since 2004, posting an 80-61 record.
Colorado: Athletic director Rick George tells ESPN he “absolutely” expects Mike MacIntyre remains at Colorado, and the two will talk about a contract extension after the Pac-12 title game.
Abilene Christian: One name to keep an eye on for the ACU job is Texas A&M-Commerce head coach Colby Carthel.
Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.