Posted by: Chris Vannini on Thursday September 29, 2016

Florida International: Special teams coordinator Kirk Doll has moved to defense, and special teams will be a group-coaching situation, according to the Miami Herald. 

Penn State: Athletic director Sandy Barbour tells the Altoona Mirror that James Franklin is “not on the hot seat, and he's not going to be on the hot seat in December. James is going to be our football coach. I believe in where this football program is going under James Franklin, and I think he's going to be our football coach, period."

LSU: Asked if there will be a search committee, athletic director Joe Alleva told ESPN Radio Baton Rouge, “I’m the search.” Read more here.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Wednesday September 28, 2016

Oregon State: Deputy athletic director for administration Marianne Vydra has been named interim athletic director. She previously served as interim AD in July 2015 and has been at the school since 1992. She will begin on Nov. 4. In addition, the 13-person search committee includes former football player Steven Jackson and baseball coach Pat Casey. College Sports Solutions has been hired as the search firm to assist in the process.

Florida State: Jimbo Fisher said Wednesday. “I love this university and I plan on being here for a long time.”

Tennessee: The Knoxville News Sentinel reports athletic director Dave Hart’s retirement next June is in part because school officials determined Hart would not receive an extension and raise. Hart will be paid $645,454 after his retirement.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Tuesday September 27, 2016

Oklahoma State: Per the Austin American-Statesman, T. Boone Pickens said recently, “I don’t have any conversations with Gundy. I don’t know (if there’s a rift), but Mike doesn’t handle people relationships very well. And he gets mad about things. I’ve heard he’s written some notes about me that weren’t very complimentary.”

LSU: Interim head coach Ed Orgeron plans to continue coaching the defensive line, alongside new DL coach Pete Jenkins. Orgeron also explained his offensive plans and why he added a local radio host to the staff.

FIU: Interim had coach / defensive coordinator Ron Cooper has given play-calling duties to defensive backs coach Bobby Babich, and offensive coordinator Steve Shankweiler will have full offensive play-calling duties. In addition, special teams coordinator Kirk Doll and tight ends coach Jason Brooks will help out on defense.

Florida: Here are 6 notable quotes from new AD Scott Stricklin’s introduction.

Wisconsin: Director of recruiting Andrew Marlatt has been promoted to senior director of operations and recruiting. Marlatt is in his second season on the staff.

Notre Dame: Interim defensive coordinator Greg Hudson will call plays from the sideline.

Mississippi State: The Clarion-Ledger reports the lead internal candidate for the AD job is baseball coach John Cohen, who added the title of associate athletic director in July. The paper adds that associate AD of external affairs Scott Weatherbee could also be a candidate, and external possibilities include Georgia Tech senior associate AD of operations John David Wicker and Texas A&M senior associate AD of external affairs Jason Cook. MSU’s last three AD’s have been promoted from within. The school will use a search firm.

Florida: New athletic director Scott Stricklin has a six-year deal worth  $1.076 annually, along with a $150,000 signing bonus. Stricklin earned $500,000 annually at MSU. He will be introduced at a 1 p.m. ET press conference. Current athletic director Jeremy Foley will remain in his role through Nov. 1, instead of Oct. 1. Keep track of AD changes here.

LSU: Defensive coordinator Dave Aranda has added the title of associate head coach. 

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Monday September 26, 2016

LSU: The Advocate reports Les Miles’ buyout will total around $9.6 million, payable over six years. In addition, AD Joe Alleva told the paper that he will have an unspecified number of advisers in the search for a new coach, but that he will do most of the work himself.

LSU: NOLA.com reports Ed Orgeron was given the option to make an offensive coordinator change and that it was his call to dismiss Cam Cameron after he became interim head coach. Orgeron emphasized in his Monday presser the desire to change the offense and promoted Steve Ensminger to the offensive coordinator job.

Florida: Mississippi State athletic director Scott Stricklin is expected to be named AD at Florida on Tuesday, according to USA Today’s Dan Wolken. Stricklin has been at Mississippi State since 2008 and in the AD role since 2010. Stricklin will replace Jeremy Foley, who announced earlier this year he planned to step down in the fall. 

Louisville: Bobby Petrino said today, “I’m not interested in going anywhere. I’m very fortunate to be the head coach at Louisville. … This is the job I want. This is where I'm going to be.”

LSU: Baton Rouge radio host Derek Ponamsky has joined the LSU staff as a special assistant to the head coach. In addition, assistant athletic director of player personnel Austin Thomas has been promoted to general manager and will be in charge of recruiting and personnel. See Ed Orgerson's full staff changes here.

Texas: Charlie Strong said today he won't make any defensive staff changes right now, after hinting at the possibility last week.

LSU: Les Miles spoke on his reaction and his future while on The Dan Patrick Show this morning. Here’s everything Miles said. 

Lincoln University (MO): Head coach Mike Jones has been dismissed. Jones was in his sixth season at the school. This year’s 0-4 start moved his career record at the school to 8-51. Outside linebackers coach Lee Johnson will serve as interim head coach.

LSU: Defensive graduate assistant Dennis Johnson has been promoted to outside linebackers coach, and Bradley Dale Paveto will solely coach special teams, according to 247Sports.

Houston: Tom Herman denied a report that there’s been any contact with LSU. “There’s certainly been no contact. I can firmly deny that. You know my stance. I’m never going to comment on another job during the season. That’s not fair to our players. That’s not fair to whatever university the reports are about. It’s not fair to anybody. I can say unequivocally that nobody’s contacted me. Beyond that, I’m never going to give it the time of day.”

Coaches of the Week: Here are CoachingSearch’s Assistant Coaches of the Week.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Sunday September 25, 2016

LSU: Assistant director of football operations Dean Dingman has also been dismissed, and assistant offensive line coach Eric Mateos has been promoted to tight ends coach, according to NOLA.com. Dingman was in his fifth year with the program, and Mateos joined the LSU staff in February. The Advocate also reports longtime college defensive line coach Pete Jenkins is expected to join the LSU staff. He previously coached at LSU from 1980-90 and from 2000-01.

LSU: Head coach Les Miles and offensive coordinator Cam Cameron have been dismissed, according to The Advocate. In addition, Fox Sports reports defensive line coach Ed Orgeron will take over as interim head coach. Miles went 113-34 over 11-plus seasons, winning a national title and playing for another, but the Tigers went 8-5 in 2014 and 9-3 last year. The school was close to making a change after last season, but Miles returned, and the Tigers are 2-2 this year after Saturday’s 18-13 loss to Auburn. Read more here.

Notre Dame: Defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder has been dismissed. Defensive analyst Greg Hudson will take over the role. VanGorder was in his third season at the school. The 134 points Notre Dame has allowed through its first four games are the most in school history. Read more here.

Florida International: Head coach Ron Turner has been dismissed, CoachingSearch has confirmed. USA Today’s Dan Wolken first reported the news. Turner is 10-30 at FIU, including 0-4 this year. Defensive coordinator Ron Cooper will be the interim head coach. Read more here.

The Inside Zone: 17 takeaways from Week 4.

Northern Illinois: After a loss to Western Illinois dropped NIU to 0-4, Rod Carey was asked about job security. He responded, “I’ve got one-week lives in coaching, whether it’s one week, one year or you’ve got a 10-year contract. Your life as a coach is one week at a time. That doesn’t even come into my thought process.”

Auburn: Offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee called offensive plays against LSU, and Gus Malzahn says Lashlee will continue to do so.