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.