Saturday October 5, 2013

College Football Playoff: Former Stanford, Notre Dame and Washington head coach Tyrone Willingham and former USA Today reporter Steve Wieberg will join the College Football Playoff selection committee according to Brett McMurphy. Willingham will be the first coach to join the committee. Update: McMurphy also reports former Nebraska coach/athletics director Tom Osborne will also join the committee. 

Friday October 4, 2013 presented by:  {module 192}

Northwestern: The Wildcats have announced a $10 million endowment for the athletics director position, to be named after Chris and Courtney Combe. Jim Phillips has been Northwestern's AD since April of 2008. 

Thursday October 3, 2013 presented by:  {module 212}

Playoff Selection Committee: The AP is reporting that Pat Haden (USC/Pac-12), Jeff Long (Arkansas/SEC), Dan Radakovich (Clemson/ACC), Barry Alvarez (Wisconsin/Big Ten) and Oliver Luck (West Virginia/Big-12) will be members of the selection committee. Does it really matter who is on the committee?

FAU: Armando Murillo has joined the staff as on campus recruiting coordinator / director of player personnel. Murillo played at Nebraska when Carl was there serving as defensive coordinator. 

USC: Fox Sports is reporting that, after letting Lane Kiffin go, the school offered to bring former Cal head coach Jeff Tedford on as a consultant and recruiter. According to the report, Tedford declined the offer and is focused on finding his next full-time position. Following practice today Ed Orgeron confirmed he offered a position to Tedford and that Jeff declined. 

Livingstone College (D-II - NC): Sources tell us defensive line coach Rodney Simmons has left the staff for personal reasons and will not return. 

Dirk Koetter: The Atlanta Falcon's Offensive Coordinator reveals only to X&O Labs why he considers Four Verticals a horizontal concept; how the "Stop" route by Outside Receivers can be more productive than the "Comeback"; how you should vary routes for your Single Back to make him the most effective receiver in the package; and other details he's never told about his offense. Click here to read the exclusive Dirk Koetter interview.

Chattanooga (FCS - TN): Chattanooga has an opening for a home game on 9/6/14. Looking for an FCS, or DII Game. Willing to do a Home and Home. For more information Please contact Senior Associate AD Matt Pope via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone at 423-425-2158.

Wednesday October 2, 2013 presented by:  {module 229}

Toledo: The school has announced a five-year contract extension for athletics director Mike O'Brien, keeping him at Toledo through July 2021. O'Brien is due a $36,000 pay bump, pushing him to $245,000 a year and pushes him to sixth among MAC athletics directors. 

Texas: TCU athletics director Chris Del Conte told the Austin American-Statesman's Kirk Bohls he would have "no interest" in the Longhorns' AD opening. "I believe I have the best job in the country," Del Conte added. 

Tuesday October 1, 2013 presented by:  {module 180}

September viewership of the site was the largest record month we've had all year with unique visitor growth of 140% (which is 314% above Sept 2011 & 661% higher than Sept 2010). Sincere thanks from our staff. 

Colorado: Athletic director Rick George has added a 12th game to Colorado's schedule against Charleston Southern (FCS), which will replace their cancelled game against Fresno State.

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