Posted by: Pete Roussel on Saturday November 30, 2013
Texas A&M: According to TexAgs.com's Gabe Bock, Texas A&M athletic director Eric Hyman says he wasn't contacted by anyone looking to hire Sumlin.
USC: ABC's Sean McDonough noted the Kevin Sumlin agreed to stay at Texas A&M, but interestingly added, "What I'm told by people close to the USC program is that they soured on him as a candidate anyway based on the kind of defense his team has played over the years."
UMASS: Offensive coordinator John Bond and wide receivers coach Allen Suber have been dismissed, according to Bob McGovern of UMASS' 247 site.
UAB: Expect UAB head coach Garrick McGee to hire a new defensive coordinator. Though not specially talking about coaches, following the Blazers' loss to Southern Miss, McGee said, "We're going to have to get serious."
Texas A&M: According to TexAgs.com's Billy Liucci, "USC offered A LOT to lure Sumlin away, including plenty of perks beyond the reported salary."
Texas A&M: According to CBS Sports reporter Bruce Feldman, Kevin Sumlin has "recommitted to stay as the head coach at Texas A&M." It's interesting timing.
Nebraska: Omaha World-Herald reporter Samuel McKewon tweets, “Reporters from more than 1 news outlets asked Eichorst repeatedly to clarify ‘end of season.’ Wouldn't answer. Perlman neither.”
Nebraska: Athletic director Shawn Eichorst has released a statement, saying Bo Pelini will continue to lead the program. Read the full statement here.
Florida: Athletic director Jeremy Foley reiterated his support for Will Muschamp on Saturday morning. According to Scout, Foley said it’s important to make sure his support of Muschamp is known. "He has a plan. When I'm around him, I feel even better. I think he will fix it."
Herbstreit, Corso, and Des evaluate Will Muschamp
Nebraska: Bo Pelini said after the game today that the job speculation has really been a distraction to his team. Pelini said, "It's hurt our football team. If they wanna fire me, go ahead."
Nebraska: ESPN's Rod Gilmore noted multiple times during today's broadcast of the Iowa-Nebraska game that Bo Pelini's buyout is $7.65 million and the administration has not backed Pelini publicly. Iowa won the game convincingly today in Lincoln. Gilmore, however, said, "It's really hard to hold these guys (coaches) responsible for the injuries they've had." Nebraska finishes the regular season 8-4. Gilmore concluded that he doesn't believe the new AD at Nebraska wants to take on the financial burden of Pelini's buyout, the assistants' buyouts, and the new salaries of a potential new staff, so Pelini will return as the head coach.
The Times-News suggests that Ball State offensive coordinator Rich Skrosky and defensive coordinator Jay Bateman could emerge as candidates in the coaching search at Elon.
Philadelphia Eagles: Chip Kelly reflects on his priorities
when formulating his staff with the Eagles.
Calgary has signed offensive coordinator Dave Dickinson to a new 3-year contract and added the title of assistant head coach.
John Fox will resume his role as head coach on Monday, just four weeks after heart valve surgery.
Defensive line coach Spence Nowinsky, who assumed the defensive play-calling responsibility midway through the season, has officially added the title of defensive coordinator.
: Here is a list of coaches
that have applied for the head coaching job at North Dakota.
Interesting story from ESPN on what Jim Tressel is up to
. His former assistants have no idea if he will get back into coaching.
Gary Patterson tells reporters about possible staff changes: "It'll be sooner than later, but not so quick you make a mistake," according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Athletic director Dave Brandon tells the Detroit News
that Brady Hoke "is going to be our football coach into the future."
UNLV has announced that head coach Bobby Hauck has agreed to a new 3-year contract
. Hauck is 12-37 since taking over the program, but the Rebels are 6-5 and bowl eligible this season for the first time since 2000.
According to KUSports.com
, Charlie Weis will hire Rice offensive coordinator John Reagan as a co-coordinator and offensive line coach, and current offensive line coach Tim Grunhard will step down after the season. Reagan worked at KU from 2005-09.
A source tells CoachingSearch.com that UCONN is expected to interview Virginia Tech defensive coordinator Bud Foster.
The team has parted ways with offensive coordinator Jacques Chapdelaine, saying it's a mutual decision.
"When you find a job that fits your personality, hang on to it."
Mike Shanahan says, at 3-8, "everybody is playing for their jobs. That's the nature of our business. I don't care if it's players, coaches, support staff."
Edmonton Eskimos: The Eskimos have indeed hired Toronto Argonauts defensive coordinator Chris Jones as head coach.
Clemson: Offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Chad Morris has been named AFCA Assistant Coach of the Year. See the winners here. The other finalists were Oklahoma offensive coordinator Josh Heupel and Alabama special teams coordinator Bobby Williams.
Montreal Alouettes: The Montreal Gazette is reporting that former Winnipeg Blue Bombers head coach Paul LaPolice has been contacted by Montreal about the vacant offensive coordinator job.
Edmonton Eskimos: According to the Montreal Gazette, Edmonton is likely to hire Toronto Argonauts defensive coordinator Chris Jones as head coach.
Illinois: Assistant director of player personnel Matt Sinclair has been placed on administrative leave.
Weber State: Don't be surprised if former Idaho head coach Robb Akey emerges as a candidate for the Weber State job.
Elon University: Elon is moving quickly. A source tells CoachingSearch.com that Elon has already reached out to Charleston Southern head coach Jamey Chadwell.
UCONN: A source tells CoachingSearch.com that UCONN does indeed have interest in Ball State head coach Pete Lembo.
Dickinson State: Head coach Henry Bieslot is retiring after 38 years.
Southeast Missouri State: Head coach Tony Samuel has been dismissed. He had two years remaining on his contract. Samuel had been head coach since 2006.
Denver Broncos: Mort reports that Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen is sending his private jet to Charlotte to pick up John Fox and his wife on Wednesday. Fox's return is still undetermined.
Auburn: Gene Chizik opens up in an interview with USA Today. As for getting back into coaching, Chizik says he's in a good place as a member of the media right now, but will look at opportunities if they arise. "I don't have to jump right back in."
USC: Jim Mora says he voted last night for Ed Orgeron as the PAC-12 Coach of the Year. USC beat writer Scott Wolf of the Los Angeles Daily News tweets, "How strange would it look if Ed Orgeron wins PAC-12 Coach of the Year and does not get hired by USC?"
Worthy of recognition: Let's talk about Lincoln Riley, Darrin Hinshaw, Jay Johnson, Ed Warriner, and Ryan Day. Read our story.
Florida: Palm Beach Post reporter Jason Lieser tweets, “Gators OC Brent Pease says he should be kept based on his body of work and the circumstances he's inherited, ‘but I understand things.’” When asked if he thinks he'll return next season, Pease said, "I would hope so."
FAU: ESPN’s Brett McMurphy reports that in letter obtained by ESPN, Carl Pelini lost his job for not reporting conduct of staff & not for using illegal drugs. Here is ESPN story. His resignation has been withdrawn by FAU, and Pelini has instead been dismissed.
CoachingSearch.com has confirmed that head coach Jody Sears has been dismissed after two seasons.
At 2-9, Gus Bradley describes what is taking place in Jacksonville behind-the-scenes. Bradley shares a message worth reading
for any coach with a struggling program.
The Daily News-Record
in Harrisonburg, Va., suggests that Arizona co-offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Rod Smith could emerge as a candidate in the James Madison coaching search. JMU has hired Carr Sports Associates to assist with the search.
Head coach Bo Pelini tells the Omaha World-Herald
, "I'm not coaching to save my job or anything. At the end of the day, I want to be here. I want to be here if they want me here. If they don’t, if somebody doesn’t want me here — and I’m not saying (Athletic director) Shawn (Eichorst) does, doesn’t, whatever — if they don’t want me here, I’ll move on. I’ll go on my way.”
Terry Saban, Nick's wife, tells the Wall Street Journal
, "We're staying. We're not going anywhere."
Head coach Jeff Hand has resigned. He posted a 34-55 record in nine seasons, including 4-6 in 2013.
Emory & Henry:
Head coach Don Montgomery has resigned, citing personal reasons. He was the head coach for nine seasons, posting a 45-45 record, including 5-5 in 2013.
Bret Bielema says staff changes are not coming. Read our story
College Football Daily pointed out today a very interesting fact. In the last two years, Michigan is 15-9 and 1-5 against ranked teams. Arizona is 15-9 and 3-8 against ranked teams. Arizona is actually 2-1 against Top 10 teams, while Michigan is 0-2. Brady Hoke, however, did have an 11-2 season in Ann Arbor during the year Rodriguez sat out of coaching in 2011.
Illinois assistant director of player personnel Matt Sinclair made a poor decision on Saturday
CoachingSearch.com has learned that head coach Jason Swepson is out. A source tells me that Swepson had two years left on his contract, but the administration felt it was it the best interest to move forward under new leadership.
2013 Gulf South Conference Coach of the Year Todd Cooley has signed a contract extension through 2017.
Don't be surprised if Oakland Raiders quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo and Towson head coach Rob Ambrose emerge as candidates for the James Madison head coaching job. A number of FBS coordinators are interested in the job.
: Reporters hammered Will Muschamp with questions today.
Westminster College (PA):
Head coach Jeff Hand has stepped down.
Coaching Search Exclusive -- Breaking: Stephen F. Austin:
CoachingSearch.com has learned that Stephen F. Austin head coach J.C. Harper will not return. Here is our story
Jerry Glanville tells USA Today he has applied for the Eastern Michigan job.
Central Connecticut State:
Head coach Jeff McInerney has resigned after eight seasons.
Head coach Mickey Matthews is out. Matthews was 109-71 in fifteen seasons as head coach. The highlight of his career at JMU came in 2004 when he led the Dukes to a national championship.
Bill Callahan moved to the box and is now relaying play-calls through Jason Garrett to Tony Romo.
Coaching Search Exclusive -- Breaking: Morgan State: CoachingSearch.com has learned that head coach Donald Hill-Eley will not return. Hill-Eley just finished his 12th overall season as the Morgan State head coach. His team finished 5-7 overall this season, 5-3 in the MEAC.
Florida: The Orlando Sentinel cites a source close the program who says Will Muschamp will return in 2014, but there will be "significant" staff changes.
Somebody is going to hire this guy. USC, Texas (if it opens), or a program off-the-radar…
USC: Here’s what Gary Klein of the LA Times wrote about USC senior associate AD J.K. McKay: “When the game ended (at Colorado), he was caught up in the moment, playfully putting his hands above his head, signaling ‘O.’” McKay told the LA Times, "I never would have thought the situation would be the way it is."
Updated: My Broyles Award favorites
Alabama: According to the Tuscaloosa news, assistant strength coach Corey Harris has been relieved of his duties.