Posted by: Chris Vannini on Sunday November 29, 2015
Iowa State: Toledo offensive coordinator Jason Candle and offensive line coach Tom Manning will join Matt Campbell at Toledo, according to WTOL’s Jordan Strack, who adds that running backs coach Louis Ayeni will be retained.
UTEP: Offensive coordinator Patrick Higgins and defensive coordinator Scott Stocker will not return in 2016, according to the UTEP Prospector, which adds that three other unnamed assistants will not return. Keep track of open FBS assistant jobs here.
Bowling Green: WTOL’s Jordan Strack notes that Dino Babers’ $300,000 buyout owed to the school drops to $200,000 on Dec. 1.
North Texas: TCU co-offensive coordinator / inside receivers coach Doug Meacham interviewed for the North Texas head coaching job on Sunday, according to the Denton Record-Chronicle, which adds that Meacham appears to be the favorite for the job.
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Georgia: WSB reports that Mark Richt was given the choice of coaching in the bowl game or not and told players, “I want to be with you as long as I can.”
Texas Tech: Co-defensive coordinator / defensive line coach Mike Smith and cornerbacks coach Kevin Curtis will not return next season, according to the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.
Miami (FL): Former Miami and North Carolina head coach Butch Davis has interviewed for the Miami job, according to the Palm Beach Post.
UCF: Bowling Green head coach Dino Babers is expected to be named head coach at UCF, according to 247Sports and SB Nation, but USA Today's Dan Wolken reports a deal "isn't done." Babers tells the Toledo Blade that reports that he is taking the UCF job are inaccurate. Bowling Green plays in the MAC Championship on Friday.
Texas Southern: Head coach Darrell Asberry has resigned, according to Fox 26 in Houston. Asberry went 12-31 in four seasons.
Minnesota: Offensive coordinator / offensive line coach Matt Limegrover and quarterbacks coach / passing game coordinator Jim Zebrowski will not return in 2016. Limegrover had been on Jerry Kill's staffs since 1999 at Emporia State, while Zebrowski had been with Kill since 2010. New head coach Tracy Claeys is making changes.
Virginia Tech: Justin Fuente says, “I turned down 12 other opportunities.”
Alabama: Nick Saban says no schools have reached out about defensive coordinator Kirby Smart for their head coaching job, but noted schools would wait until after the SEC Championship Game.
Memphis: Athletic director Tom Bowens says he will likely use Eastman & Beaudine search firm in some capacity for Memphis’ football coaching search.
Maryland: San Diego Chargers offensive coordinator Frank Reich and Toronto Argonauts head coach Scott Milanovich are candidates for the Maryland head coaching job, according to 247Sports and CFL News, respectively.
Rutgers: New athletic director Patrick Hobbs has a five-year deal worth $560,000 annually. President Robert Barchi tells reporters he didn't think anyone in-house was qualified to be interim athletic director.
Idaho: Head coach Paul Petrino will return next season, according to Sports Illustrated’s Thayer Evans. Petrino is 6-29 in three seasons, including 4-8 this season.
Virginia Tech: Memphis wide receivers coach Holman Wiggins and tight ends coach / special teams coordinator James Shibest will follow Justin Fuente to Virginia Tech, according to Rivals.com’s Memphis site.
Purdue: Offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach John Shoop, defensive coordinator / defensive ends coach Greg Hudson and defensive tackles coach Rubin Carter will not return in 2016.
Georgia: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Alabama defensive coordinator Kirby Smart is the primary target for Georgia’s head coaching job.
Memphis: Virginia Tech will pay Justin Fuente’s $500,000 buyout to Memphis, according to USA Today.
Missouri: The school is expected to meet with Temple head coach Matt Rhule today, according to Rivals.com.
Rutgers: Seton Hall school of law dean emeritus Patrick Hobbs has been named Rutgers athletic director. Hobbs served as Seton Hall's interim AD from 2010-11. He was recently appointed by New Jersey governor Chris Christie to serve as an independent ethics ombudsman to the Office of the Governor. Running backs coach Norries Wilson will assume interim head coaching duties for the second time this year.
Memphis: Co-offensive coordinator / running backs coach Darrell Dickey will serve as interim head coach.
Iowa State: Toledo head coach Matt Campbell has officially been named head coach at Iowa State. He has a six-year deal worth $2 million in the first season. Read more here. Campbell will be introduced at a Monday press conference at noon CT. Keep track of FBS head coaching changes here.
Memphis: Some names to keep an eye on for the Memphis head coaching job include Missouri defensive coordinator Barry Odom and Chattanooga head coach Russ Huesman. Both are former Memphis assistants. UPDATE: The Commercial Appeal reports Odom has been offered the job, but ESPN's Adam Rittenberg says no offer has been made, and a list is being put together.
Virginia Tech: Justin Fuente has officially been named head coach at Virginia Tech, and the school has announced that defensive coordinator Bud Foster will remain on staff. Read more here.
Rutgers: Head coach Kyle Flood and athletic director Julie Hermann have been dismissed, according to multiple reports. Flood had been at Rutgers since 2005, serving as head coach since 2012, posting a 27-24 record. Hermann met with president Robert Barchi on Sunday. She had been the school's AD since May 2013. The school will owe a total of about $2.6 million in buyout, subject to offset from future employment, according to USA Today. Read more here.
Georgia: Head coach Mark Richt has been dismissed, as first reported by ESPN’s Mark Schlabach. Read more here. Richt went 145-51 in 15 seasons, including 9-3 this year. Schlabach adds that Richt has agreed to coach in the bowl game. The school says Richt has an opportunity to remain on staff with the school.
Toledo: Defensive coordinator Jon Heacock has been named interim head coach, according to Sports Illustrated’s Thayer Evans.
Penn State: Offensive coordinator / tight ends coach John Donovan has been dismissed. Donovan spent the past five years with James Franklin, including the past two at Penn State. The Nittany Lions scored 23.7 points per gamethis year, No. 101 nationally.
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Virginia: Head coach Mike London has been dismissed. London went 27-46 in six seasons, including 4-8 this year. He will receive $2.7 million in buyout compensation on a contract that ran through 2016. Read more here.
Chip Kelly: NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports that USC has reached out to Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly to let him know they’re interested in him if he leaves the Eagles. Rapoport also notes not to rule out the Tennessee Titans, quarterbacked by Marcus Mariota.
North Texas: The Denton Record-Chronicle reports TCU co-offensive coordinator Doug Meacham and North Carolina assistant head coach for offense Seth Littrell are two of the top candidates for the North Texas head coaching job, but also that the search has not completely narrowed to those two. An unnamed Big 12 assistant told the paper UNT was set to contact him about the job.