Posted by: Chris Vannini on Thursday December 18, 2014

UNLV: Tony Sanchez has completed his staff. On Colin Cowherd’s show, Sanchez confirmed the hiring of Houston inside receivers / tight ends coach Jamie Christian as running backs coach, Georgia State defensive backs coach J.D. Williams as cornerbacks coach, Oregon State defensive line coach Joe Seumalo in the same role and USC assistant strength and conditioning coach Keith Belton as the head strength coach. He will announce his defensive coordinator and safeties coaches on Friday. Keep track of new coaching staffs here.

Memphis: Head coach Justin Fuente has agreed to a contract extension. No details were announced. In a statement, athletic director Tom Bowen said, “The future of Tiger football is very bright and we look forward to the opportunity to build upon our success in the days and years ahead.” Fuente is 16-20 in three years, including 9-3 this season with an AAC championship.

West Florida: Former Saint Joseph’s College head coach Cory Sanders has been named defensive coordinator at West Florida. 

South Carolina: Steve Spurrier explains why he’s back on the 4-5-year plan. Regarding his assistants, Spurrier says, “If there’s some help we need somewhere along the way, then I need to do that.”

South Florida: Former Purdue head coach Danny Hope is expected to be named offensive line coach at USF, according to Sports Illustrated’s Thayer Evans. Keep track of open FBS assistant jobs here.  

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Bethune-Cookman: The school has received permission to talk with Tennessee State head coach Rod Reed, according to the Tennessean. B-CU athletic director Lynn Thompson has said a hire could be made as early as Friday. 

Benedict College: According to WALB, former Albany State head coach Mike White is expected to be named head coach at Benedict. Earlier this week, White retired at Albany State after 15 years as head coach and 31 years with the program.

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Pitt: According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the school has reached out to gauge the interest of Greg Schiano and Marshall head coach Doc Holliday. 

Nebraska: The Omaha World-Herald has released the audio of Bo Pelini’s final conversation with his players, criticizing the athletics administration and saying his final goodbyes to players. 

Alabama State: The Montgomery Advertiser reports new head coach Brian Jenkins is expected to earn around $140,000 annually, which is less than the $265,000 he earned at Bethune-Cookman. Jenkins has a five-year deal, with the first three years guaranteed. 

Oregon State: Former SMU defensive backs coach Derrick Odum will join Gary Andersen’s staff, according to The Oregonian. Keep track of new coaching staffs here

Saskatchewan Roughriders: According to News Talk 650, Simon Fraser University head coach Jacques Chapdelaine will be named offensive coordinator for the Roughriders. 

Vanderbilt: Nebraska strength and conditioning coach James Dobson will join the Vanderbilt staff in the same role, according to 247Sports

Kentucky: West Virginia offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Shannon Dawson has accepted the same job at Kentucky, according to Fox Sports’ Bruce Feldman. Dawson will call the plays at Kentucky. The Charleston Daily Mail reports Dawson will coach WVU in the Liberty Bowl. Keep track of open FBS assistant jobs here

Florida: Defensive backs coach Travaris Robinson has been offered to stay on the Florida staff — the only defensive coach with the opportunity to be retained, according to The Gainesville Sun. Robinson could join Will Muschamp at Auburn. The report indicates Robinson is waiting to see who Jim McElwain hires on defense before determining his future. The Gators hired Geoff Collins as defensive coordinator on Tuesday. 

Bethune-Cookman: Athletic director Lynn Thompson tells The Daytona Beach News-Journal that a new head coach could be named as early as Friday. Former head coach Brian Jenkins accepted the Alabama State job on Tuesday. 

Troy: Former North Carolina associate head coach for defense / safeties coach Vic Koenning has officially been named defensive coordinator at Troy. Koenning previously held the role from 2003-04. 

Winnipeg Blue Bombers: Defensive coordinator Etcheverry has been dismissed. 

Wisconsin: Paul Chryst’s contract is for five years and $2.3 million per season, according to reports. Gary Andersen made about $2.2 million, according to USA Today’s database. Here's everything you need to know from Chryst's introduction. 

Colorado State: Notre Dame running backs coach Tony Alford has interviewed for the Colorado State head-coaching job, according to The Coloradoan. In addition reports Texas defensive coordinator / defensive backs coach Vance Bedford has interviewed. 

West Virginia: The Charleston Daily Mail has a list of potential athletic director candidates at West Virginia, including Virginia Tech AD Whit Babcock and interim AD / executive senior associate AD Keli Cunningham. 

Pitt: The school has announced that Steve Pederson is out as athletic director. Vice chancellor for research conduct and compliance Randy Juhl will serve as interim athletic director. According to TribLive, Pederson will be owed more than $2 million as part of his buyout. In addition, offensive coordinator / tight ends coach Joe Rudolph will serve as interim head coach in the Armed Forces Bowl, making him Pitt's seventh head coach since 2010.

Georgia: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has a Q&A with athletic director Greg McGarity on Mark Richt and coaching changes. Asked if Richt can win a championship, McGarity said, “Until I’m convinced he is not, then I believe he can.”

Michigan: According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Michigan has made another run at Jim Harbaugh, offering him a deal for six years and $48 million. Several reports indicate Harbaugh has recently decided that a return to college football is at least a possibility. 

South Carolina: Steve Spurrier tells reporters he’s “back on the 4-5 year plan” and regrets his comments about two or three more years. A one-year extension to Spurrier’s contract is expected. 

Nebraska: In his final meeting with players, former head coach Bo Pelini lashed out at the administrative support within the athletic department in an expletive-laced talk. The Omaha World-Herald has the story. The school has also issued a response

Wisconsin: The school will introduce Paul Chryst at a press conference at 7 p.m. ET. Here’s what Chryst is bringing to Wisconsin

Virginia Tech: Defensive coordinator Bud Foster tells reporters he hasn’t been contacted by other schools. In addition, Foster says head coach Frank Beamer will return to practice soon after recent throat surgery.  

Nicholls State: Don’t be surprised if Missouri State offensive coordinator Rob Christophel emerges as a candidate for the same position at Nicholls State. Christophel worked with Tim Rebowe at Louisiana-Lafayette from 2003-06. 

North Texas: Buffalo defensive line coach Chris Cosh will join the North Texas staff as defensive coordinator, according to ESPN’s Brett McMurphy. Cosh had been retained by new Buffalo head coach Lance Leipold. Keep track of open FBS assistant jobs here.

Youngstown State: Bo Pelini says YSU isn’t a stepping-stone job for him, and if he was looking to move quickly, he would have taken another opportunity. Here’s everything you need to know from Pelini’s introduction. 

Missouri State: Per source, Wisconsin-Stout defensive line coach Chris Morton will join Dave Steckel’s staff at Missouri State, and UW-Stout cornerbacks coach Kody Morgan will be promoted at Stout.

Missouri: One reason Gary Pinkel has long staff continuity? He gets his assistants home by 7 p.m.

Youngstown State: According to The Vindicator, Bo Pelini’s salary is expected to be similar to that of previous head coach Eric Wolford, who earned just under $260,000 per year. Pelini is earning $150,000 per month for 51 months from his Nebraska buyout. The Vindicator has a good story on the local reaction to YSU landing Pelini. 

Florida: Pat Dooley of The Gainesville Sun has an in-depth look at how the Florida coaching search went down. 

West Virginia: According to the Charleston Daily Mail, athletic director Oliver Luck is leaving the school for a position with the NCAA. ESPN's Brett Murphy reports the position will be second-in-command to NCAA president Mark Emmert. Update: The position is titled vice president of regulatory affairs. As a result, Luck will no longer be on the College Football Playoff committee. 

Colorado State: Georgia AD Greg McGarity tells The Macon Telegraph that offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Mike Bobo will interview for the Colorado State head-coaching job. 

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VMI: New head coach Scott Wachenheim says he has already retained some coaches from the previous staff, but didn’t want to announce names yet. 

Colorado State: According to 247Sports’ Georgia site, CSU has reached out to Georgia offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Mike Bobo, who is one of many names linked to the job. 

Houston: Tom Herman’s assistant salary pool will be around $2.4 million, according to CBS Sports’ Dennis Dodd, putting it in the upper end of the AAC.  

Prairie View A&M: Alcorn State offensive coordinator Willie Simmons has officially been named head coach at Prairie View A&M. 

Alabama State: Bethune-Cookman head coach Brian Jenkins has officially been named head coach at Alabama State. Jenkins posted a 46-14 record in five seasons at B-CU. 

Baylor: Philip Montgomery will not be with Baylor for the Cotton Bowl, according to ESPN Radio’s David Smoak. Passing game coordinator / wide receivers coach Kendall Briles will call the offensive plays. 

Oregon State: According to’s Oregon State site, defensive line coach Joe Seumalo will not be retained. The site also reports Seumalo spoke with UNLV this week. In addition, The Oregonian cites OSU recruits saying offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach John Garrett will not be retained. 

Pitt: The school has had contact with Greg Schiano about the soon-to-be-open head-coaching position, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. 

Nicholls State: Louisiana College co-defensive coordinator / linebackers coach Brian Wallace will join Tim Rebowe’s staff at Nicholls State, per The Town Talk. Wallace coached with Rebowe at UL-Lafayette from 2009-11. Wallace says he will coach outside linebackers or safeties. 

UNLV: Tony Sanchez has announced four additions to his staff. Nebraska interim head coach / offensive line / tight ends coach Barney Cotton will serve as UNLV’s offensive coordinator, Nebraska offensive line coach John Garrison will serve the same role, Ron O’Dell will follow Sanchez from Bishop Gorman HS as quarterbacks coach, and UNLV wide receivers coach Cedric Cormier will be retained. Keep track of new coaching staffs here.

Texas A&M Kingsville: The school has announced the hiring of Colorado State-Pueblo offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Daren Wilkinson as head coach. 

Oregon State: Gary Andersen explains why his son, a Wisconsin player, didn't find out Andersen was leaving until the team meeting.  

Youngstown State: The school has officially named Bo Pelini as head coach. He will begin his duties on Wednesday. In a release, Pelini says, “This is an exciting time for my family and me as we return to the Mahoning Valley. Mary Pat and our children are anxious to get involved in the Youngstown State and local communities. … YSU football has a rich championship tradition and a standard of excellence which our staff and players will work to uphold both on and off of the field."

Missouri State: Missouri head coach Gary Pinkel tells Press Box 920 that Dave Steckel will hire some Mizzou graduate assistants to his staff at Missouri State, but will not bring any full-time Mizzou assistants. 

Alabama State: According to the Montgomery Advertiser, Bethune-Cookman head coach Brian Jenkins is expected to be named head coach at ASU. When the deal is finalized, don’t be surprised if USF linebackers coach Raymond Woodie and Citadel defensive coordinator Maurice Drayton pursue the Bethune-Cookman job. 

Norfolk State: Head coach Latrell Scott’s contract is for four years and worth $180,000 annually, according to The Virginian-Pilot. 

Michigan State: Mark Dantonio and Pat Narduzzi talk about when and if Narduzzi will become a head coach

San Diego State: Offensive coordinator Bob Toledo will retire after the Poinsettia Bowl. Keep track of open FBS assistant jobs here.

Wisconsin: According to Fox Sports’ Bruce Feldman, Paul Chryst may add Tennessee Titans offensive line coach Bob Bostad to his staff. Bostad was an assistant with Chryst at Wisconsin from 2006-11.  

Montana: Colorado School of Mines head coach Bob Stitt has officially been named head coach at Montana. 

Montreal Alouettes: Former quarterback Anthony Calvillo will be an offensive assistant with the Alouettes, according to CBC. Calvillo is the all-time leader in passing yards in professional football. In addition, offensive coordinator Ryan Dinwiddie will remain on staff, but not in the coordinator role. Running backs coach Mark Speckman and defensive assistant Jean-Vincent Posy Audette will not return. 

Colorado State: According to Yahoo Sports' Pat Forde, names in the mix at CSU include: Oregon offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Scott Frost, Texas defensive coordinator / defensive backs coach Vance Bedford, Mississippi State co-offensive coordinator / wide receivers coach Billy Gonzales, Notre Dame running backs coach Tony Alford, CSU offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Dave Baldwin, CSU co-defensive coordinator / linebackers coach Marty English and Michigan State defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi.

TCU: Head coach Gary Patterson has a new deal, according to The Dallas Morning News, which also includes more money for assistants. Athletic director Chris Del Conte says Patterson is taken care of “through the next decade.” Update: ESPN's Brett McMurphy reports Patterson has received a two-year extension through 2020. 

Mississippi State: Dan Mullen tells reporters he hasn’t yet decided who will call the defensive plays. Graduate assistant John Haneline will work with the linebackers. Mullen also said Jim McElwain personally called him to ask permission to speak with Geoff Collins. Here is more from Mullen. Keep track of new coaching staffs here.

Houston: Tom Herman has officially been named head coach at Houston. His deal is for five years and totals $6.75 million, averaging $1.35 million per season. Check out Herman’s offenses over the years

Auburn: Defensive analyst Travis Williams will coach the linebackers in Auburn’s bowl preparation. 

Lewis & Clark: Oregon State chief of staff Jay Locey is the new head coach at Lewis & Clark. As head coach at Division III Linfield from 1996-2005, Locey posted an 84-18 record with a national championship in 2004.

Youngstown State: Former Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini will be named head coach at Youngstown State, according to An official announcement could be made today.

Ole Miss: Assistant athletic director for recruiting operations Corey Batoon will replace departed linebackers coach Tom Allen for the Rebels’ bowl preparation and work with the safeties and nickelbacks. Defensive coordinator Dave Wommack will work with the linebackers. Batoon served as Hugh Freeze’s defensive backs coach at Arkansas State and is expected to get strong consideration for the full-time job at Ole Miss. 

Florida: According to Sports Illustrated’s Thayer Evans, Mississippi State defensive coordinator / linebackers coach Geoff Collins is expected to join Jim McElwain’s staff at Florida. Here are 10 tweets that illustrate what Florida is getting. Louisiana Tech defensive coordinator Manny Diaz could emerge as a replacement at Mississippi State. Diaz previously served as MSU's defensive coordinator in 2010, and his LA Tech defense leads the nation in takeaways in 2014. 

Ohio State: ESPN’s Brett McMurphy reports offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Tom Herman will coach in OSU’s playoff run, despite accepting the head-coaching job at Houston.

West Virginia: Defensive coordinator Tony Gibson’s new three-year deal is worth $2.1 million total, according to the Charleston Gazette, with payments of $650,000, $750,000 and $700,000 annually, respectively. CoachingSearch first reported Gibson had received a new deal.

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Mississippi State: Dan Mullen tells the school’s official site he hasn’t had any discussions with other schools about coaching opportunities. 

Houston: Defensive coordinator David Gibbs is expected to be asked to remain on Tom Herman’s staff, according to the Houston Chronicle. Gibbs will serve as interim head coach for the Armed Forces Bowl on Jan. 2.

Washington Redskins: NBC Washington reports Jay Gruden has been told he will return as head coach in 2015. Gruden has a guaranteed five-year contract. 

North Carolina: Defensive coordinator / cornerbacks coach Dan Disch will lead UNC’s defense in the Quick Lane Bowl in place of the departed Vic Koenning. Head coach Larry Fedora told reporters he doesn't anticipate more defensive changes, but didn't rule it out.

Jon Gruden: Gruden has signed a new deal with ESPN through 2021. 

Michigan: LSU head coach Les Miles told reporters after Monday’s practice that he’s not considering the Michigan job. 

Norfolk State: CoachingSearch has learned that Virginia State head coach Latrell Scott has accepted the head coaching job at Norfolk State.

Nebraska: Per source, Mike Riley has retained defensive backs coach Charlton Warren. Warren previously coached at Air Force before joining Nebraska last season.

Oregon State: According to Andy Baggot of the Wisconsin State Journal, Wisconsin offensive line coach T.J. Woods and defensive line coach Chad Kauha'aha'a are expected to join Gary Andersen's staff at Oregon State.

Florida A&M: Interim head coach Corey Fuller announced that he is not one of the three finalist to be the Florida A&M head coach. Fuller went 1-3 as interim head coach this year

Buffalo: The school has announced the hiring of Missouri State associate head coach / defensive coordinator D.J. Vokolek as their new defensive backs coach. Vokolek previously worked with new Buffalo head coach Lance Leipold at Division II Nebraska-Omaha.

South Florida: According to SB Nation's Steven Godfrey, former Purdue head coach Danny Hope has interviewed for the vacant offensive line coach opening.

Wisconsin: CoachingSearch has learned that Paul Chryst will indeed be the Badgers’ next head coach. Human resources has to take its course. Pitt defensive coordinator / linebackers coach Matt House is expected to follow Chryst, but not as the defensive coordinator. Pitt offensive coordinator / tight ends coach Joe Rudolph will also be a part of Chryst’s staff. Rudolph previously coached at Wisconsin from 2008-11 as tight ends coach.

Florida A&M: Nelson Townsend has been named interim athletic director. He replaces Kellen Winslow, who resigned. He also said the new head football coach will be decided "any day now."

South Florida: Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze confirmed reports that linebackers coach Tom Allen has accepted the position as defensive coordinator at South Florida.

Oregon State: Head coach Gary Andersen announced that he will retain wide receivers coach Brent Brennan. Brennan has held the position with Oregon State since 2011.

Delaware State: The school announced that it will not renew the contract of head coach Kermit Blount. Safeties coach Andrew Faison will serve as the interim coach.

Florida A&M: Athletic director Kellen Winslow has resigned, effective immediately. Florida A&M is in the midst of finding their next head coach.

Houston: Do not be surprised if James Madison co-offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Drew Mehringer joins Tom Herman’s staff.

Houston: Fox Sports' Bruce Feldman is reporting that Ohio State offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Tom Herman is expected to be named the head coach at Houston. Here is our story.

Miami Dolphins: According to the Miami Herald, owner Stephen Ross is likely to revisit the idea of hiring Jim Harbaugh, if the Dolphins miss the playoffs.

Clemson: The school has added three graduate assistants. Former wide receiver Tyler Grisham as an on-field graduate assistant, Thomas Austin will assist with the offensive line and Cam Aiken, who previously was a graduate assistant at UAB, will assist the quarterbacks as a video graduate assistant. 

South Florida: According to ESPN's Derek Tyson, Mississippi special teams coordinator / linebackers coach Tom Allen has accepted the position as defensive coordinator at South Florida. 

Missouri State: Dave Steckel’s contract with Missouri State is a five-year deal worth $270,000 annually.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Sunday December 14, 2014

North Carolina: According to's North Carolina site, the Tar Heels have targeted Florida defensive coordinator / linebackers coach coach D.J. Durkin for their open defensive coordinator position. Larry Fedora reportedly met with Durkin on Sunday. Durkin will serve as interim head coach for Florida's bowl game on Jan. 3.

Nebraska-Kearney: The University of Nebraska at Kearney has announced the hiring of Central Missouri offensive coordinator / recruiting coordinator Josh Lamberson to be their head coach. Lamberson spent the last five seasons with Central Missouri.

Missouri State: The school has announced that Missouri associate head coach / defensive coordinator / linebackers coach Dave Steckel as head coach. Steckel was a 2014 Broyles award finalist, and spent the last 14 seasons with Missouri.

Kent State: The Record-Courier is reporting that cornerbacks coach Amp Campbell is not expected to return to the program. Campbell spent two seasons with Kent State.

VMI: VMI announced that Virginia offensive line coach Scott Wachenheim as head coach. Wachenheim spent the last five seasons at Virginia.

Colorado State: According to the The Coloradoan, interim head coach / offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Dave Baldwin wants to finish his coaching at Colorado State. If Baldwin is named the head coach he wants to keep the current assistant coaches.

Nicholls State: According to The Advertiser, Louisiana-Lafayette offensive graduate assistant Sean Murphy is expected to be named the wide receivers coach for Nichols State. CoachingSearch first reported that Murphy would join Tim Rebowe's staff.

Houston: According to an report, Ohio State offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Tom Herman has interviewed for the Houston head coach opening.

Oregon State: Gary Andersen's contract with Oregon State will be a six-year deal worth $2.45 million annually, and his base salary will increase each year by $100,000. There are also incentives for winning eight or more games, appearing in the Pac-12 championship game, reaching one of the one of the New Year's Six bowl games or the College Football Playoff.