Posted by: Chris Vannini on Saturday November 28, 2015
LSU: Athletic director Joe Alleva announces that Les Miles will remain as head coach, following LSU's win over Texas A&M. Miles was told after the game. Miles also said staff changes will be considered.
Missouri: Defensive coordinator Barry Odom will have a second interview for the head coaching position, according to Fox Sports’ Alex Marvez.
Auburn: Gus Malzahn said after Saturday’s loss to Alabama, “I am not talking about any staff changes. I am talking about the fact that we are disappointed. We are disappointed that we didn’t find a way to win at the end, and that’s what we are thinking about right now.”
USC: After beating UCLA and winning the Pac-12 South, interim head coach Clay Helton was asked if he’s done enough to get the full-time job. Players said absolutely. Helton said, “That is not my job. That’s y’all’s job. Like I told you when I took it, my job is to look over these kids and help them win every game we’re associated with. We’ve got another one in seven days. We’ll enjoy this one tonight, and then we’ve got an opportunity to be Pac-12 champions. That’s pretty big stuff. My only focus is on that. I’ll let guys who speculate speculate, but my job is this team right now.” Helton is 5-2 since taking over.
Memphis: Justin Fuente is expected to be introduced as Virginia Tech head coach on Monday, but a contract has not yet been signed as of Saturday night, according to The Commercial Appeal, which adds that co-offensive coordinator / running backs coach Darrell Dickey is expected to become Memphis' interim head coach.
Toledo: The school confirms it has made an offer to head coach Matt Campbell on a contract extension and raise as Iowa State makes its run at Campbell.
Michigan State: MSU’s Big Ten East title earns Mark Dantonio a $100,000 bonus, according to USA Today.
Virginia: Asked about his future, Mike London told reporters, “We’ll see what happens. I feel like this team is close, very close. I don’t make those decisions, but I’m mature enough to know this is the profession that we live in. … We’ll see. I’d love to be the head coach of this team, if the opportunities are afforded, but I feel proud about what goes on with this program, what I’ve done, and I hope that character and integrity mean a lot. I know W’s do as well. But I’m at peace with myself right now.” The Cavaliers finished 4-8 this year.
Rutgers: Asked about his job status, Kyle Flood told reporters, “I haven't spoken to anybody in the university. Nobody has given me any indication that I wouldn't be the football coach. I get those questions, and I think the shame of those type of questions is they lead other people to believe that there's some question about it. To my knowledge, there's no question about it. I'm the head football coach, been here for four years now. … I fully expect to be the head coach here for a long time.” The Scarlet Knights finished 4-8 this year.
Iowa State: Toledo head coach Matt Campbell is the front-runner for the Iowa State head coaching job, and a deal is expected in the next 48 hours, according to Sports Illustrated. However, Austin American-Statesman reporter Ryan Autullo reports Toledo is prepared to offer Campbell a deal to make him the highest-paid coach in the MAC. Autullo previously worked at the Toledo Blade newspaper.
Georgia: After Georgia’s win over Georgia Tech, Mark Richt told reporters, “The plan for me is to get on the recruiting trail and keep nailing down a great class, and getting prepared for this bowl game, and getting prepared for the future at Georgia.” He added that there’s been no conversation about his future.
Missouri: Quarterbacks coach Andy Hill will serve as interim head coach, according to multiple reports. Missouri finished the regular season at 5-7.
Virginia Tech: Fox 5 News DC reports that Memphis head coach Justin Fuente will be named Virginia Tech head coach, with defensive coordinator Bud Foster remaining on staff. ESPN's Brett McMurphy adds that running backs coach Shane Beamer will also remain on staff.
Tulane: NOLA.com reports LSU running backs / associate head coach / recruiting coordinator Frank Wilson will be a candidate for the Tulane head coaching job, saying that Wilson “will get a hard look” once the interview process begins.
Florida State: Jimbo Fisher has told president John Thrasher that he has no intentions of leaving Florida State for the LSU job (or any other job), according to the Palm Beach Post.
Illinois: Interim head coach Bill Cubit has agreed to a two-year contract to be Illinois’ full-time head coach. Cubit is 5-6 this season since taking over a week before the season began. Cubit will earn $1.2 million per year. Read more here.
Open jobs: There have been 15 FBS head coaching changes already, matching last year’s total. Keep track of open jobs here.
Ohio State: Offensive coordinator / offensive line coach Ed Warinner will call plays from the press box today, according to Ohio State radio.
Tulane: Head coach Curtis Johnson has been dismissed, CoachingSearch has confirmed. Johnson went 15-34 in four seasons, including 3-9 in each of the past two years. Read more here.
Maryland: Sports Illustrated’s Pete Thamel notes that Maryland has reached out to Tony Dungy and Mack Brown in its coaching search, but it’s possible it was for advice and philosophy. Other names expected to be in the mix include Stanford offensive coordinator Mike Bloomgren, TCU co-offensive coordinator Doug Meacham, UCLA offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone, Oregon offensive coordinator Scott Frost, Bowling Green head coach Dino Babers, San Diego Chargers offensive coordinator Frank Reich and former Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton.
Syracuse: Athletic director Mark Coyle is not using a search firm for Syracuse’s coaching search, according to Sports Illustrated’s Pete Thamel, who also notes that Coyle is expected to have interest in Oregon offensive coordinator Scott Frost, Bowling Green head coach Dino Babers, Stanford offensive coordinator Mike Bloomgren, Michigan defensive coordinator D.J. Durkin, UConn head coach Bob Diaco, Toledo head coach Matt Campbell and Coastal Carolina head coach Joe Moglia.