Posted by: Chris Vannini on Wednesday December 07, 2016
Nevada: Arizona State wide receivers coach Jay Norvell will be the next head coach at Nevada, according to ESPN and multiple reports. Read more here.
Florida International: Former Fresno State offensive coordinator Dave Schramm will be the new offensive coordinator at FIU, according to ESPN’s Brett McMurphy. Schramm was at Fresno State from 2012-15 and was previously at Utah from 2005-11.
Georgia State: South Carolina offensive line coach Shawn Elliott continues to be in the mix for the Georgia State head coaching job, according to ESPN.
Fresno State: UC Davis defensive coordinator / defensive backs coach Bert Watts has joined the Fresno State staff as linebackers coach. Watts spent four years at UC Davis. He played under Jeff Tedford at Cal and also served as a GA. Keep track of new FBS staffs here.
Western Kentucky: WKU has spoken to Idaho head coach Paul Petrino about the WKU head coaching job, according to CBS Sports’ Dennis Dodd.
LSU: Ed Orgeron will receive an additional $675,000 payment for his interim stint, and interim offensive coordinator Steve Ensminger will receive an additional $75,000, according to The Advocate.
Cincinnati: The school is meeting with Ohio State co-defensive coordinator Luke Fickell today, according to CBS Sports’ Dennis Dodd, who adds that it’s unlikely Charlie Strong ends up at Cincinnati.
South Florida: USF’s top candidates include Cowboys special teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia, Florida State wide receivers coach Lawrence Dawsey, Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin, former LSU head coach Les Miles, Ohio State defensive coordinator Greg Schiano and former Texas head coach Charlie Strong, according to ESPN’s Brett McMurphy.
Houston: Oklahoma offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley is no longer under consideration for the Houston head coaching job, according to the Houston Chronicle, which adds that Lane Kiffin, Les Miles, Todd Orlando and Major Applewhite remain in consideration for the job.
Oregon: Willie Taggart will have a 5-year contract that pays an average of $3.2 million per year, according to Sports Illustrated. Taggart earned $1.7 million this year, and former Oregon coach Mark Helfrich earned $3.3 million.
Assistant salaries: USA Today has released its assistant salary database. Here are 10 takeaways.
South Florida: Co-offensive coordinator / wide receivers coach T.J. Weist will serve as the interim head coach in the Birmingham Bowl. Weist was UConn’s interim head coach in 2013.
Purdue: Washington State inside receivers coach JaMarcus Shephard is expected to join the Purdue staff, according to Scout.com and Fox Sports. Shephard spent one year at WSU and previously worked at Western Kentucky under Jeff Brohm. Keep track of open FBS assistant jobs here.
Mississippi State: Asked about the report he was a finalist at Oregon, Dan Mullen tells the Clarion-Ledger, "I don't like commenting on other jobs, I've had several schools reach out to me this year. I'm very happy at Mississippi State and I think we're working on an extension for me to stay there."
Florida Atlantic: Tennessee tight ends coach / special teams coordinator Larry Scott has interviewed for the FAU head coaching job, according to the Tampa Bay Times. Scott previously worked at Miami, USF and the Florida high school ranks.
San Jose State: Oregon State outside receivers coach Brent Brennan will be named head coach at San Jose State, according to The Oregonian's John Canzano. Read more here.
LSU: Defensive coordinator Dave Aranda’s new three-year contract will pay him $1.8 million in 2017, with increases of $500,000 in the following two years. That's the highest salary for an assistant coach. His buyout is 40 percent of remaining salary if he leaves for a non-head coaching job within 500 miles of Baton Rouge and 15 percent if outside 500 miles. The buyout provision ends on Dec. 1, 2019.
Tennessee: Chattanooga athletic director David Blackburn is a strong candidate for the same job at Tennessee, according to 247Sports.
North Alabama: The school will begin a transition from Division II to Division I in fall 2018. The football program will move into FCS Big South conference.
Siena Heights (MI): Interim head coach Matt Kohn has been promoted to full-time head coach. Kohn led the program to 5-5 this season and has been on staff since 2011.
Oregon: South Florida head coach Willie Taggart will be the new head coach at Oregon, CoachingSearch has confirmed. His buyout will be $1.7 million. Read more here. ESPN's Brett McMurphy reports Dan Mullen was the other finalist for the job.
Florida Atlantic: Asked about the FAU job, Colorado defensive coordinator Jim Leavitt tells SportsTalk with Bo Mattingly, “I haven’t visited with them. That’s probably not the direction I’m looking at.”
Cincinnati: The school wants to make a hire within the next few days, according to The Cincinnati Enquirer.
Western Kentucky: Defensive coordinator / interim head coach Nick Holt says he wants to be a candidate for the full-time job.
Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.