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.”
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