Southwest Minnesota State University (D-II): Southwest Minnesota State is looking for an Offensive Graduate Assistant. Responsibilities include practice/game preparation, recruiting, summer camps, equipment, video and all other aspects of the football program. Qualifications include acceptance into graduate school (3.0 minimum GPA), enrolled in a minimum of six credits per semester, and meet the MnSCU vehicle driving qualifications. Compensation package includes $8,000 and tuition waiver. Review of candidates will begin in two weeks and continue until filled. Expected start date in early January. We will move fast on this opening. Send letter of interest, resume, and references to Cory Sauter - Head Football Coach, Southwest Minnesota State University, 1501 State Street, FH 317, Marshall, MN 56258 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.orgNo phone calls please.
UNLV: Bobby Hauck has released both offensive coordinator Brent Myers and defensive coordinator J.D. Williams according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
South Florida: Willie Taggart's agreement is 5 years / $5.75 million ($1.15M / year). The pool for his assistants is $1.9 million.
West Virginia: Cornerbacks coach Daron Roberts will not return to the staff.
Tennessee: Cincinnati offensive coordinator Mike Bajakian and defensive coordinator John Jancek will join Butch Jones at Tennessee. Bajakian will serve as OC. Jancek might be DC; but is humble enough to not need the title and is willing to work as linebackers should Butch decide to bring another defensive coordinator in. We have also learned that Tennessee running backs coach Jay Graham will be retained. More to come...
Seton Hill (D-II - PA): Sources tell us Seton Hill will hold on-campus interviews with a small group of finalists this week.
Cincinnati: We have learned that Tommy Tuberville will be the next head coach at Cinicnnati. Tuberville resigned from Texas Tech minutes ago. Texas Tech has now confirmed. Cincinnati will hold a presser tonight. Here's the story.
Arkansas: Bret Bielema has retained Tim Horton. Sources also tell us defensive backs coach Bobby Allen expected to remain on staff in an off the field capacity (likely HS relations). More to come ....
Idaho: Sources tell us that Illinois offensive grad assistant Jon Carvin will be the new offensive line coach at Idaho.
Montana: Head coach Mick Delaney plans to use co-offensive coordinators for the 2013 season. Offensive line coach Scott Gragg and current special teams coordinator / tight ends coach Kefense Hynson will serve as co-offensive coordinators. Montana has one full-time position to fill.
South Florida: ESPN is confirming WDAE's report that Western Kentucky head coach Willie Taggart will be the new head coach at South Florida. Update> We have confirmed. Further, sources tell us that defensive coordinator Lance Guidry will serve as interim head coach. Here's what you need to know.
Auburn: Ellis Johnson will make $800,000 per year as defensive coordinator and offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee will earn $350,000.
Notre Dame College (D-II - OH): Notre Dame College is seeking applications for the position of Defensive Coordinator. This is a full time 35K-40K benefited position. We require the candidate to have prior defensive coordinator experience. Responsible for the overall defense scheme/game plan, recruiting and assisting in all aspects of a competitive DII program. Email resume, cover letter with the names and phone numbers of 3 professional references to email@example.com. No phone calls please. Notre Dame College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and is actively committed to diversity within its community. In pursuit of that, we actively encourage diversity among applicants for this position.
FIU: Bruce Feldman reported earlier today that James Coley and Dan Quinn are candidates at FIU.
Tennessee: Here is a link to Butch Jones' MOU. $2.9 million / year plus incentives. The pool for assistants is stated as "minimum of $3 million".
James Madison (FCS): Offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Jeff Durden and offensive line coach Chris Malone have been released from the staff.
NC State: Northern Illinois defensive line coach Ryan Nielsen will join Dave Doeren in same capacity (DL / recruiting coordinator).
West Virginia Wesleyan (D-II): Sources tell us University of Charleston defensive coordinator George Shehl will be the new head coach at West Virginia Wesleyan. In 2010 Shehl was the defensive grad assistant at Marshall.
App State (FCS - NC): Sources tell us offensive coordinator Scott Satterfield will "interview" this weekend for the head job...is considered the leader for the job by the coaches we hear from.
Auburn: Rhett Lashlee has now been announced as offensive coordinator. Lashlee served on Gus Malzahn's staff at Arkansas State last season in the same capacity.
Arkansas State: Sources tell us Gus Malzahn recommended to Chad Morris that he consider the job. Separate sources tell us it is unlikely Morris will seek the position.
Colorado: Sources tell us former NFL Coach of the Year with the New York Giants head coach Jim Fassel is interested in the job. If he's interested, Colorado should take a long look.
Tennessee: Butch Jones' agreement is reportedly 6 years / $18 million (CBS Sports).
Auburn: AuburnSports is reporting that Trooper Taylor will not be part of Gus Malzahn's staff.
Nicholls State (FCS - LA): Nicholls State needs a home game for the 2013 Season. Available date is Saturday, September 28th. If interested, please contact Associate Head Coach, Chuck Hepola at 985-448-4796 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Jacksonville State (FCS): Running backs coach Jimmy Ogle has been named interim head coach during the search. A large number of coaches have registered their interest in this opening.
Chowan University (D-II - NC): Chowan University is looking to fill the following home-and-home: Saturday, September 21, 2013 and Saturday, September 19, 2015. We must be home in '13 and will travel in '15. Please contact Dennis Helsel, Director of Athletics, at (252) 398-6244 or by email at HelseD@Chowan.Edu
Wingate University (D-II - NC): Wingate is seeking applicants for the position of QB Coach/Pass Game Coordinator. Qualifications: Collegiate QB playing and coaching experience with strong preference for past coordinating experience. Desire to learn and implement current system. Salary: low $30's. Contact: email@example.com. No phone calls.
Cincinnati: Defensive line coach Steve Stripling will serve as the interim head coach for the bowl game.
Tennessee: Butch Jones will officially be announced as the new head coach today.
Tennessee: Sources tell us that Butch Jones has been offered the job. No decision expected tonight.
South Florida: Multiple outlets are reporting and we are told but haven't verified that Chad Morris will interview with South Florida. Earlier in the day Steven Godfrey reported that Mike MacIntyre interviewed as well. We can confirm.
Carthage College (D-III - WI): Defensive coordinator (interim head coach) Mike Yeager has been named head coach.
Pearl River CC (MS): East Mississippi defensive coordinator William Jones will be the new head coach at Pearl River.
San Diego Chargers: Kevin Acee with U-T San Diego is reporting that sources tell him that head coach Norv Turner and general manager A.J. Smith will be let go following the season. While we have no reason to doubt Acee, we do feel like we've heard this before and Norv has lived to coach another day.
Idaho: Sources tell us that offensive coordinator Jason Gesser, defensive coordinator Mark Criner and running backs coach Wayne Moses have all been told they will not be retained. Tight ends coach Al Pupunu has been retained. We have also learned that Ronnie Lee (Indiana State) will be named defensive coordinator...and Mike Anderson as linebackers (previously reported).
Texas: University President Bill Powers wrote today that "I'd like to state unequivocally that Coach Brown has my full support as well as the support of...DeLoss Dodds. Put succinctly, Mack Brown is and will remain the Longhorns' head football coach."
Duke: Athletic director Kevin White has signed a contract extension that will keep him at Duke through June of 2019.
Sonny Dykes: Steve Berkowitz of USA Today reports that Sonny's buyout of his contract at Louisiana Tech is $500,000; but had they been scheduled for a bowl game and he left before that game the buyout would have been $800,000.
Wisconsin: Barry Alvarez stated today that he doesn't feel it would be the right thing to do to consider Pitt head coach Paul Chryst about the opening given that he's only been at Pitt one season.
FIU: Joe Schad has reported that Butch Davis will not be the next head coach at FIU.
Northeastern State (D-II - OK): Defensive line coach Greg Richmond has decided to step down to take a job working with underprivileged youth.
Saskatchewan Roughriders (Canada): The Roughriders have announced that linebackers coach Alex Smith, defensive line coach Mike Walker, and offensive line coach Kris Sweet have been let go.
Colorado: Sources tell us that Butch Jones to Colorado will not happen. After sleeping on the deal, both sides agreed to move on. As we cautioned last night, a deal isn't done until the ink is dry.
Louisville: Brett McMurphy reports that Charlie Strong has a new agreement that runs through 2020 with Louisville.
Arkansas State: Defensive coordinator John Thompson has been named the interim head coach.
Louisville: Charlie Strong has announced at a press conference this morning that he will remain at Louisville.
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South Florida: Skip Holtz, speaking at his post-game presser tonight said he plans to meet with his adminstration tomorrow. Said he understands that anything could happen and that changes will have to be made.
Tennessee: Charlie Strong met with athletic director Dave Hart yesterday.
NC State: Sources tell us Dave Doeren will look to hire both his offensive and defensive coordinator from "BCS" programs. We are told the pool for assistants is sized accordingly. Will keep you posted.
Northern Illinois: Multiple sources tell us offensive line coach Rod Carey likely to be promoted to head coach.
NC State: We have confirmed that Debbie Yow interviewed Northern Illinois head coach Dave Doeren earlier today. Update> Sources tell us Doeren has accepted the job. Further Update>The University has confirmed. CBS Sports is now reporting that Doeren's annual compensation will be approximately $1.8 million (was making $420,000 at NIU)! Here's The Scoop on Doeren to N.C. State.
Tennessee Tech (FCS): Offensive line coach Thomas Cox has left the staff to accept a position with Life Church.
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Minnesota State-Mankato: The case against Todd Hoffner has been dismissed.
Purdue: A report out of Cincinnati this afternoon stated that Butch Jones will be named Purdue's head coach as early as Sunday. Our sources call this report "premature". We do expect Jones to meet with Purdue after Cincinnati finishes their season and we believe it is possible that he will be the new head coach; but don't believe that has been agreed to at this time.
Arkansas: Possibly the least surprising statement we've heard in a long time, Steve Sarkisian just said he's had "zero contact" with Arkansas.
Tennessee: For your afternoon reading pleasure...here's a quick read from GoVolsExtra in which Gruden's agent says the first time he spoke with Tennessee AD Dave Hart was this morning and that he told Hart, "Thank you but Jon has made it clear he's committed to ESPN."
Marshall: Tom Bradley informs us that he will not be accepting the defensive coordinator postion at Marhsall.
Morgan State: We are told the athletic director is meeting with the team today today at 4. Change at the top is coming.
Tennessee: Jimmy Hyams is reporting that Jon Gruden has informed Tennessee that he is no longer interested in their head coaching position.
Important lesson from last night...coaches should tell their AD before interviewing for another job. Puts you in a bind if you want to accept a new offer; but your existing contract requires that you give notice before interviewing elsewhere.
Eastern Michigan: Sources telling us that offensive coordinator Ken Karcher will not return.
NC State: Multiple sources are reporting that Clemson offensive coordinator Chad Morris interviewed with NC State today.
Auburn: A report from AL.com states that Auburn has already interviewed Charlie Strong. Update>
Just spoke to Charlie Strong. He's angry. He says he did not interview at Auburn and has not spoken to them. "It's not true."
Colorado: Sources close to Utah State head coach Gary Andersen tell us that he should not be considered a candidate for the Colorado job.
Iowa: Sources tell us that although Greg Davis will return, there is chatter in the profession that Kirk Ferentz might look to bring in a new position coach or two should someone on the staff decide that they might be a better fit somewhere else...
Montreal Alouettes: Noel Thorpe has been hired as defensive coordinator. Thorpe was coaching college ball in Canada at the University of Montreal as the defensive coordinator this past season.
Georgia State: Sources close to the program tell us interviews have begun and to expect more next week. Coaches we've been told Georgia State would like to meet with (or has met with) include Ted Roof, Shane Beamer, Willie Fritz and two other "up and coming stars of the profession". Yep, that's what we're told. A viewer alerted us to the fact that the AJC reported this AM that Willie Fritz has not yet been contacted.
Tennessee: A whole bunch to relay here. A short while ago Jimmy Hyams reported that UT plans to interview several candidates over the next week. Hyams also "reported" that Jon Gruden called off a scheduled meeting with Tennessee that was to be held today. Then, just to keep things interesting, Luther Campbell, yes Uncle Luke, tweeted "Golden to UT". So that's out there. Never a dull day this time of year.
LSU: As we told you yesterday, and multiple sources are confirming today, Les isn't leaving Baton Rouge. Can't wait to hear what he has to say about all this...
Colorado: Jeff Tedford is not interested in the job according to a report from Kyle Ringo in Colorado.
Iowa: Kirk Ferentz confirmed today at his press conference what we have been hearing all along, that offensive coordinator Greg Davis will return next season.
East Texas Baptist (D-III): Head coach Mark Sartain has resigned.
Colorado: We hear that communication between Colorado and Mark Mangino has been "early stage". Also just saw a note from Bruce Feldman saying that he hears there has been some dialogue with Gary Andersen from Utah State. We'll keep you updated.
Newberry College (D-II - SC): Newberry is seeking to fill an empty date for the 2013 season (September 14th). Looking to play a division II or III opponent, home or away. Those interested please contact associate athletic director Mike Hold at Mike.Hold@Newberry.edu or 803.944.0522.
Langston (NAIA - OK): We hear the situation is fluid. Some of the staff have been let go. We will update...
Montreal Alouettes: Defensive coordinator Jeff Reinebold has been fired.
Colorado: Tom Dienhart is reporting that talks between Colorado and Mark Mangino will continue.
Augustana (D-II - SD): Sources close to the process tell us that both Kalen Deboer and Ed Meierkort are candidates for the head job at Augustana.
Virginia: Running backs coach Mike Faragalli has been let go.
Abilene Christian (FCS - TX): Abilene Christian is looking to fill the following dates for the 2013 football schedule: August 31, September 14, September 21 and November 2. Abilene Christian is in the first year of its transition to Division 1 at the FCS level in the fall of 2013. Please contact Assistant AD John Houser at firstname.lastname@example.org or Athletic Director Jared Mosley at email@example.com if you are interested
Coach Jack Yelton has passed away. Jack coached for many years in the profession and will be missed by many. Please keep his family in your thoughts.
USC: Athletic director Pat Haden confirmed after their loss to UCLA, "Lane is my head coach, 150%, now and hopefully for a long time...I know what he's been fighting through and I like what he has done." Bill Plaschke with the Los Angeles Times got the quote.
Duke: David Cutcliffe announced today he will return to Durham next season. "I can tell you right now this is where I'm going to be. I'm very happy here, and this is where I'm going to be." Read the full report here.
Highland CC (KS): Former Dodge City CC head coach Bob Majeski has been hired as the offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach at Highland Community College.
Saint John's (D-III - MN): John Gagliardi said today that he has not yet made a decision as to whether he will retire or return for another season. We'll keep you posted.
Capital University (D-III - OH): Head coach Henry Stanford has been let go.
Georgia Southern: Kent State athletics just tweeted that deputy athletic director Tom Kleinlein will be named the new athletic director at Georgia Southern. TK, you might recall is the former director of football operations at Arizona State. Wanted to become an AD and has reached that goal in just a few years. Impressive.
Walsh (D-II - OH): Head coach Jim Dennison announced his retirement today. Dennison is the only head coach in the history of the program which began in 1995. The former Akron head coach won 119 games at Walsh. This season, their first in the GLIAC in D-II, the Cavs finished 3-8.
Shenandoah (D-III - VA): Head coach Paul Barnes has been released from his contract. Defensive coordinator Brock McCullough has been named interim head coach.
Clark Atlanta (D-II): Sources tell us that head coach Daryl McNeill has been let go.
Carolina Panthers: Ron Rivera has fired special teams coordinator Brian Murphy and has promoted assistant Richard Rodgers.
Tennessee: Derek Dooley just spoke with the media. Said he met yesterday with athletic director Dave Hart. Dooley said Hart told him the decision has not yet been made whether he will be retained or not. In response to the rumors circulating yesterday that Dooley had been fired, Dooley offered, "Hart told me he had not made a decision. Either the sources were wrong or Dave wasn't being forthright".
Hiram (D-III - OH): Hiram has an immediate opening for a defensive intern! This is an intern position that will assist the head coach in all facets of the sports program including, but not limited to, coaching linebackers or secondary, the development and implementation of individual fundamental skills, recruiting and retaining quality young men and athletes. Requirements: Bachelor's degree; working knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations; strong managerial, administrative, interpersonal skills; and computer proficiency. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Prior playing or coaching experience at the college/university or professional level is preferred. Flexibility is required for scheduled practices and competition during the season. This is a 10 month position that will pay $8,000 to $10,000 with no benefits. For confidential consideration, please email Randy Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Texas A&M Commerce (D-II): Head coach Guy Morriss has resigned. Commerce finished this season 1-9. Morris was 10-41 overall at A&M Commerce.
Tiffin University (D-II - OH): Offensive line coach Scott Preston has resigned to return to private business (including focusing on his consulting business http://www.tdsbyair.com/).
Trinity International University (NAIA - IL):Trinity International, located in Deerfield, IL, is seeking applicants for the defensive coordinator position. TIU is an Evangelical Free Christian University. Trinity is looking for someone to coordinate the defense, recruit to a Trinity fit, and disciple players. Applicants must have a growing personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Applicants are required to submit, via email: cover letter, resume, 3 references, and statement of faith. Submit to head coach Kirk Wherritt at email@example.com No phone calls please.
Seton Hill (D-II - PA): Seton Hill University invites applications for the position of Head Football Coach. Seton Hill is a private Catholic Liberal Arts University located in Greensburg, Pa that will compete as a member of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) and as a member of NCAA Division II. Qualifications: Minimum 5 years collegiate coaching experience, preference given to prior head coaching or coordinating experience; Bachelors degree required, Master’s degree preferred; knowledge and willingness to learn and then exhibit strict adherence to NCAA, PSAC, and university rules and regulations. Demonstrated experience in recruiting quality student-athletes is required. The ability to fundraise, perform well in community/campus relations is also required as a part of the overall ability to organize, direct and administer a competitive program. Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, resume, and contact information for 5 professional references to Chris Snyder, Executive Director of Athletics, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for application is November 26, 2012 with an anticipated start date of January 2, 2013.
Houston Texans:Defensive line coach Bill Kollar was hospitalized with a blood clot before Houston's game last night. Head coach Gary Kubiak said after the game that Kollar is doing fine, and should rejoin the team within the next day or two.
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Butch Jones hit all the tried and true press conference cliches on Friday afternoon in Knoxville, saying that Tennessee is his dream job and the best college football program in America, and that his team will have attack in all three phases.
But it was when Butch Jones went off the traditional script that his introductory press conference as Tennessee's newest head coach got truly interesting.
Jones officially accepted the Vols' head coaching job this morning, and informed his outgoing team shortly thereafter. "When I told them I had accepted the position at Tennessee, they all started clapping and applauding," he said. This is a stark contrast to the taste his predecessor, Brian Kelly, reportedly left in the mouths of Bearcats players.
Jones was hotly pursued by Colorado for its vacancy, going as far to have Denver Broncos head coach John Fox and quarterback Peyton Manning urge Jones to ink with the Buffs. "Four days ago got a text from Peyton Manning on Colorado," Jones said. "He said, 'It's hard to sell a Tennessee guy on the University of Colorado'. I said, 'Come on, I want to go to Tennessee!'"
It was well known that Tennessee offered the job to two other coaches before they offered it to Jones. When asked if that bothered him, Jones retorted, "Absolutely not. I think I was my wife's third choice and it's worked out for 20 years."
Jones and his staff will have to put their hard hats on, as a true reconstruction project awaits them at Tennessee. The Vols are in the midst of a 14-year SEC title drought and haven't posted a winning SEC record since 2007. Jones looks backward when to create a building block of his program. "Letter-winners have an open-door policy at any of our practices," he said. "They are welcome back at any time."
If he can get junior quarterback Tyler Bray and junior pass catchers Justin Hunter and Cordarelle Patterson to return to school, Jones will have playmakers to work with. Even still, Jones urged players and fans alike to trust in a system that has brought him four conference championship and 50 wins in six seasons as a head coach. "The plan is invaluable if the players buy into it," he said.
On the field, Jones illustrated that he wants his team to play with discipline, to take care of the ball on offense and take it away on defense. Jones' shied away from saying his offense will be a spread, intimating that it implied finesse, but did say his defense will play with a four-man front. Which is much to the delight of junior defensive lineman Maurice Crouch.
Jones didn't get into specifics about hiring his staff, only stating that it will be the "best staff in America." He was asked about Tee Martin, the quarterback who led the Vols to the 1998 national championship and currently serves as the wide receivers coach at USC, saying "He's an individual that I plan to reach out to, but I plan to reach out to a lot of individuals."
What did Mr. Crouch have to say about Martin, you ask?
The press conference ended with Tennessee athletic director taking the mic and jokingly point out to Jones that the Vols' 2013 schedule includes road trips to Oregon, Alabama and Florida. The moment brought laughter to the room, but shed light on what a big excavation effort awaits Jones and his staff in Knoxville.