Posted by: Chris Vannini on Tuesday July 28, 2015
Iowa: Kirk Ferentz tells the Des Moines Register, "If it gets to the point where I really can't do this job successfully, somebody is going to let me know. I know that. Somebody that has that decision-making authority. That's how sports works." Iowa is 26-25 since 2011. Ferentz's current contract goes through 2020.
Mountain West: Boise State has the league’s highest full-cost-of-attendance stipend, at $5,100, while Colorado State is the lowest at $2,400, according to the Idaho Statesman. New Mexico, Nevada and UNLV aren’t fully funding cost of attendance this year.
Pac-12: Former Portland State head coach Nigel Burton has joined the Pac-12 Network as a football analyst. Burton spent the past five years at Portland State and was a three-year starter at Washington in the late 1990s.
South Florida: Stephen Nicholas’ title at USF is defensive analyst. CoachingSearch first reported last Thursday that the former USF and NFL linebacker had joined the USF staff. In addition, Cardinal Mooney High School (FL) offensive coordinator / quarterbacks / wide receivers coach Jared Clark has joined the USF staff as an offensive analyst, and senior offensive consultant Joe Kinnan, who joined the staff in the offseason, has been elevated to a full-time position.
Mississippi State: Defensive / recruiting assistant Kevin Roberts has been promoted to defensive graduate assistant. Roberts joined the staff in February. He spent last season as a player personnel / recruiting intern at Southern Miss.
Duke: David Cutcliffe tells ESPN’s Brett McMurphy he’s had “six serious offers” from NFL and college teams to leave Duke, but he’s turned them down, and finishing what he’s building at Duke is important. Cutcliffe is 40-48 in seven years at Duke, but has reached three straight bowl games. Here is more from Cutcliffe.
Georgia: Ole Miss associate athletic director for development Monica LeBron has been named to the same position at Georgia. LeBron spent 2012-14 at Ole Miss and has previously worked in the athletic departments at Cal and Florida.
Virginia Tech: Frank Beamer tells ESPN’s Brett McMurphy that, when he retires, he hopes the next head coach is an internal promotion. Beamer is 68 years old and has been Virginia Tech’s head coach since 1987.
Furman: The three finalists for the Furman athletic director job are Wake Forest senior associate athletic director Mike Buddie, North Carolina-Asheville athletic director Janet Cone and former Jacksonville athletic director Alan Verlander, according to GreenvilleOnline. Each candidate interviewed last week, and a decision is expected by the end of this week.
Arizona Cardinals: Per source, former UCF wide receivers coach David Kelly has joined the Cardinals staff as an intern for training camp and preseason games. Kelly coached at UCF from 2007-11.
South Dakota Mines: Per source, Eastern Oregon wide receivers coach / special teams coordinator Justin Udy has joined the South Dakota Mines staff as wide receivers coach / recruiting coordinator. Udy spent three years at Eastern Oregon. In addition, Air Force assistant strength and conditioning coach Bret Miguez has joined the Mines athletic department as its first strength and conditioning coach.
Middle Tennessee State: Former LaGrange College quarterbacks coach / football operations Tyler Boyles has joined the Middle Tennessee State staff as an offensive graduate assistant.
Auburn: Basketball coach Bruce Pearl explains why he made Auburn wait after being offered the job, and why it helped him.