Posted by: Chris Vannini on Saturday November 22, 2014

Clemson: After Clemson’s win over Georgia State, Dabo Swinney was asked about the Florida job again. As part of a long response, Swinney said, according to the Charleston Post & Courier, “I’m not going to stand here and be one of those coaches that goes, ‘I will never leave Clemson.’ That’s not genuine. I have no idea.” He also said it would be very hard to leave and that Clemson is not a stepping-stone job, but dynamics can change.

Florida: Defensive coordinator / linebackers coach D.J. Durkin will serve as interim head coach in Florida’s bowl game, after the Gators became eligible on Saturday. This week, Muschamp asked his team to buy into next year's head coach

Michigan: Interim athletic director Jim Hackett tells local reporters there is no timeline for finding a permanent athletic director. He also said evaluation of the football program will come at the end of the season and that the evaluation will be his job alone. Asked what "end of the season" means, Hackett would not clarify. The Wolverines are currently 5-5 and looking to become bowl-eligible. 

Alabama State: According to the Montgomery Advertiser, head coach Reggie Barlow’s contract extension has been rescinded by the school’s board of trustees. Barlow’s three-year extension was signed in September, along with an immediate raise, but it was still pending board approval. Barlow’s lawyer tells the Advertiser he plans to serve out the extension. Without it, Barlow is in the final days of his previous contract. Barlow is in his eighth season as head coach.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Friday November 21, 2014

Indiana: Athletic director Fred Glass expressed his support for Kevin Wilson to the Indianapolis Star. Asked if the program is heading in the right direction, Glass told the Star, “the answer is a resounding yes, notwithstanding the lack of wins this year.” The Hoosiers are 3-7 this year, but have lost multiple quarterbacks to injury, something Glass made sure to point out.

Fresno State: The school has announced the hiring of Oregon executive senior associate athletic director for development Jim Bartko as athletic director at Fresno State.

Nicholls State: According to The Daily Advertiser, new Nicholls State head coach Tim Rebowe will continue to coach at Louisiana-Lafayette through the bowl game. Rebowe coaches the safeties at ULL. In addition, per source, Rebowe may target McNeese State defensive line coach Manny Michel for his defensive coordinator. Michel previously served as defensive coordinator at Nicholls from 1995-98, when Rebowe was also on the staff. Here is our story on Rebowe's introduction.

Mississippi State: Asked if Florida has reached out to him, Dan Mullen told Jay Mohr Sports, “I haven’t heard from anybody, and I don’t expect to hear from people. I think people know I’m happy where I’m at.”

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Thursday November 20, 2014

Washington: According to 247 Sports, Washington wide receivers coach Brent Pease is not interested in the Montana head-coaching job, despite a recent report.

BC Lions: Head coach Mike Benevides has been dismissed. In three seasons as head coach, the Lions went 33-21.

Garden City CC: The school has announced the hiring of Indiana senior director of player personnel Jeff Sims as head coach. Sims was the wide receivers / associate head coach at Florida Atlantic from 2012-13 and the head coach at Fort Scott CC from 2007-10, where he posted a 32-12 record.

Nebraska: On Bo Pelini’s weekly radio show, a fan questioned if the program was going in the right direction. According to, Pelini responded,  “If that isn’t the right direction, then you have a conversation with (athletic director) Shawn Eichorst and they’re free to go in another direction. But until that happens, I’m going to keep coaching the best I possibly can and do everything I can for these kids, because that’s why I’m in this business.” Read more comments at

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Wednesday November 19, 2014

Montana: According to The Missoulian, Wisconsin-Whitewater head coach Lance Leipold and Washington wide receivers coach Brent Pease have expressed interest in the Montana head-coaching job. 

Alabama State: Head coach Reggie Barlow tells the Montgomery Advertiser he believes he will remain head coach after this Saturday’s season finale. Barlow has been asked to resign, despite signing a contract extension in September. 

Florida A&M: Interim head coach Corey Fuller tells the Tallahassee Democrat he formally applied for the full-time job last week. Fuller is 1-2 as interim head coach. FAMU's season finale is this Saturday. 

Nebraska-Kearney: According to the Kearney Hub, UNK athletic director Paul Plinske has promised a higher salary, a higher assistant salary pool and additional scholarship funds for the next head coach.  Former head coach Darrell Morris had a 2014 salary of $79,120.

Salary database: USA Today has released its annual database of college head-coaching salaries in 2014. These numbers include various bonuses. The average salary has nearly doubled since 2006.

Florida: Will Muschamp shares some advice on what makes the Florida job and coaching in the SEC different.

Marshall: According to the Charleston Daily Mail, Doc Holliday’s buyout if he was to resign voluntarily on or before Dec. 6, 2014 is $1.2 million. That is the date of the Conference USA championship game. The payment drops to $600,000 after Dec. 6,. Marshall has already secured a spot in the game. The buyout is $3 million if he accepts the head-coaching job at West Virginia. 

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Tuesday November 18, 2014

Anderson (IN): Head coach Bobby Ladner has resigned to pursue other coaching opportunities. Ladner was head coach for the past two seasons. 

Notre Dame: Defensive graduate assistant Kyle McCarthy announced Tuesday that he is now cancer-free. McCarthy was diagnosed with testicular cancer in July.

Auburn: Asked about the Florida job, Gus Malzahn told reporters Tuesday that he has one of the best jobs in the country and is "totally committed" to the Tigers. 

Colorado State: Jim McElwain explains how his name being mentioned is part of what he was hired to do.

Florida A&M: According to the Tallahassee Democrat, FAMU’s Board of Trustees approved a vote of no confidence in athletic director Kellen Winslow on Monday night by a 6-3 margin.

Marshall: Head coach Doc Holliday tells Sports Illustrated’s Zac Ellis, regarding the Florida job, “The only concern I have right now is preparing this football team for the next three weeks. That’s the only concern I have.” Holliday was an assistant under Urban Meyer from 2005-07.

Nicholls State: Per source, expect Nicholls State to announce Louisiana-Lafayette safeties coach Tim Rebowe as their next head coach on Friday. The news was first reported by Rebowe has coached at ULL since 2004. He previously spent three years at Louisiana-Monroe and six years at Nicholls State from 1995-2000, working as defensive backs coach, receivers coach, special teams coordinator and recruiting coordinator. Rebowe was born in Louisiana, graduated from LSU, and his entire coaching career has been in Louisiana.