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Monday November 30, 2015


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Tennessee: Sources tell FootballScoop that the Tennessee administration is preparing another extension / raise for Butch Jones.

Each one of Navy’s position groups will have a unique hand painted helmet for Army game

USC: Pat Haden says Clay Helton’s agreement is 5 years. Guaranteed. That’s better.

Houston: Tom Herman has “agreed in principle” on new contract with Houston, per Joseph Duarte.

USC: ESPN’s Brett McMurphy is reporting that Clay Helton received a three year deal with a two year option. Will update…

Texas: Charlie Strong is targeting TCU co-offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Sonny Cumbie as UT’s next offensive coordinator according to Anwar Richardson of At his presser this morning Charlie Strong said he has not spoken with Cumbie though.

North Texas: With UT chasing Cumbie, the North Texas job became a pivot point in the coaching market.

Iowa State: Per source, Illinois tight ends / special teams coordinator is joining Matt Campbell’s staff at Iowa State as tight ends / recruiting coordinator.

USC: Clay Helton has been named head coach at USC. Sources tell FootballScoop that significant staff changes are expected before next season. Here is the story.

Here’s a complete look at all head coaching changes from NFL to FBS to NAIA

Minnesota: The Gophers have announced the hiring of Dan O’Brien as assistant defensive backs coach/co-special teams coordinator and assistant to the head coach. O’Brien has been with the program since 2008 as DFO and senior associate AD for football, and prior to that served as AD at Hamline University from 2002-07 and as head coach and AD at Concordia St. Paul from 1999-02.

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Miami Dolphins: Multiple outlets are reporting that the Dolphins have fired offensive coordinator Bill Lazor. Adam Schefter reports that Zac Taylor will take over as offensive coordinator.

Carson-Newman (D-II – TN): Carson-Newman has two open dates in 2016 (9/3 & 9/10) and 2017 (9/2 & 9/9) preferably for D-II teams, but would play D-1AA or NAIA. Interested in both home-home or one-year contracts. Please contact Coach Brock Pursley at

Virginia Tech: Justin Fuente’s contract is a 6-year deal with $3.2 million compensation in year one, per Andy Bitter. Fuente’s base salary remains the same ($500,000) through the life of the contract with supplemental pay going up to $3.15 million by 2021. The salary pool for his assistants will be $3.4 million. VT will also reimburse Fuente the $500,000 that he owes Memphis to buyout his contract.

Texas Tech: According to the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, co-defensive coordinator Mike Smith and corners coach Kevin Curtis will not return next season.

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