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Tuesday December 3, 2013 presented by: 


West Alabama (D-II): Michael McCarty (running backs / director of football operations) has been named interim head coach. 

Northwest Mississippi CC: Sources tell us Troy University safeties coach Benjy Parker will join the staff at Northwest as defensive coordinator. 

TCU: We have confirmed that Houston offensive coordinator Doug Meacham plans to join the staff at TCU. 

UCLA: Jim Mora has chosen to remain at UCLA the school has announced. Mora, who was "in consideration" for the Washington job, has agreed to a new six year agreement (which the LA Times reports includes additional support for his staff). More to come... 

Miami (OH): Sources tell us Chuck Martin is building his staff. Will update as decisions are made. We do expect at least one and possibly two grad assistants from Notre Dame to go with him. We hear Illinois State offensive coordinator / offensive line coach George Barnett is likely to join the staff but not confirmed at this time. 

West Liberty (D-II - WV): Sources tell us that offensive coordinator Gary Krol is leaving to pursue other opportunities. 

West Virginia: Oliver Luck has issued a statement on the WVU football program (saying same info that we told you Sunday). "I strongly believe in our coaching staff, including the work that our strength and conditioning staff is doing. In my opinion, continuity is the key ingredient that will bring our football program back to the high level that Mountaineer fans expect."

South Florida: Willie Taggart said today he doesn't anticipate any changes to his coaching staff.

Miami (Ohio): Notre Dame offensive coordinator Chuck Martin will be the new head coach at Miami Ohio. Here's what you need to know.

Central State (D-II - OH): With the departure of head coach EJ Junior, assistant head coach / defensive coordinator Darrell Suber has been named the interim head coach.

Langston (NAIA - OK): Langston University is looking for two graduate assistants, one on the offensive side of the ball with experience at the running back position and one on the defensive side of the ball working with linebackers. Included in the graduate assistant package are tuition costs, as well as room and board. Please have a copy of GRE test results, as well as official undergraduate transcripts ready to submit to Coach Sanders. If you have not taken the GRE it can be taken on campus at Langston. Please email resumes and cover letter to [email protected] Coach Sanders will contact qualified applicants as resumes are submitted.

Iowa State: We hear Iowa State will be posting an opening for an "assistant for football recruiting". This will be an off the field position helping to run recruiting operations. Look for it to be posted today is what we're hearing. 

St. Thomas (D-III - MN): The University of St. Thomas has an opening for an assistant coach/offensive coordinator. This is a full-time, 12 month position and UST is now accepting applications; required qualifications and more information is available at: https://jobs.stthomas.edu/postings/15280.

                    2013 Quarterbacks Coach of the Year - Finalists

North Dakota (FCS): Here's an updated list of guys that have formally applied for the head coaching job at North Dakota. Just a reminder, December 10th is the last day to apply.

Villanova (FCS - PA): Villanova University is seeking applications for a video coordinator position. Duties include, but are not limited to capturing and editing film, filming practice, data input, creating highlight films, and any other duties assigned by the head coach. Previous football video experience with XOS encouraged. Bachelor’s degree is required. Compensation will be $10,000 stipend over 12 months with a meal plan included. NO housing included, so Philadelphia area applicants are encouraged. Interested applicants should email resume and references to [email protected]. No phone calls please.

Wyoming: Sources tell us Jeff Tedford is a top target for this opening. We'll keep you posted.

Auburn: No surprise here, but athletics director Jay Jacobs tells the Montgomery (Ala.) Advertiser he plans to renegotiate the contracts of head coach Gus Malzahn and his staff after the season is over. 

Sul Ross State (D-III - TX): The school has announced that interim head coach / athletic director John Tyree "will no longer perform those duties".  Head baseball coach Bobby Mesker will assume the interim athletic director role on an interim basis, and a national search has begun for the program's new head coach. As we told you back in November, the entire assistant coaching staff has been relieved of their coaching duties.

New Orleans VooDoo (Arena): BJ Cohen, a former VooDoo offensive and defensive lineman, has joined the staff and will coach the offensive and defensive lines. 

Howard University: Head coach Gary Harrell has returned to Howard University from his voluntary leave of absence during the 2013 season.

Monday December 2, 2013 presented by: 


USC: USC has announced that Clay Helton will coach the team in their bowl game. Quite a year for Clay who we think very highly of. 

Penn State: Sources tell us that Bill O'Brien has released quarterbacks coach Charlie Fisher and linebackers coach Ron Vanderlinden. In two seasons, Fisher guided Matt McGloin (now starting for the Raiders) and Christian Hackenburg (Big Ten Freshman of the Year). 

Colgate: Head coach Dick Biddle has announced his retirement after 18 seasons. Associate head coach Dan Hunt will succeed Biddle as the program's new head coach. Biddle's duties will officially end at the end of the academic year but Hunt will take over the head coaching duties in the meantime.

     Here's a look at all the head coaching changes so far

VMI: Head coach Sparky Woods has been informed that he will return for the 2014 season. It will be his seventh season leading the program.

Florida Atlantic: Ed Orgeron has applied for the head coaching job, according to Scott Wolf of the LA Daily News. We have not confirmed.

             Five finalists have been announced for the Broyles Award.

Temple: Matt Rhule announced today defensive line coach Brandon Noble has resigned. (HT @Owls247)

USC: Ed Orgeron has resigned to pursue head coaching opportunities. Offensive coordinator Clay Helton is expected to coach the bowl game, according to Brett McMurphy.

Wake Forest: After 13 seasons, head coach Jim Grobe is resigning. Here's what you need to know.

Michigan: Brady Hoke has stated that he is planning to keep his entire staff intact.

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USC: Steve Sarkisian has accepted the USC head coaching position per Joe Schad and we have now confirmed as well. Here's the story. Oh, and this morning Sark denied interviewing for the job.

Old Dominion: Linebackers coach Corey Hetherman will not return to the staff. 

USC: Vanderbilt athletic director David Williams has stated that he has not been contacted by anyone from USC and has not had any conversations with James Franklin about the USC position, according to The Tennessean. “I have not been contacted by USC. James has not mentioned it. His agent, with whom I have a good relationship, has not mentioned it." Williams explained. "I would be very surprised if James has interviewed for that job – or any job for that matter.”

Illinois: Athletic director Mike Thomas tells local reporter Matt Wettersten that Tim Beckman will return. We hear some staff changes are likely. We'll keep you posted. 

UCLA: Running backs coach Steve Broussard has been let go, according to UCLA's Scout.com page. We have confirmed. 

Louisburg (CC - NC): Louisburg College, a small, private, Christian school located 30 min NE of Raleigh, NC has an opening for an assistant football coach/head strength coach. Position is to be determined. This opportunity is a 9-month contract beginning in August and offers a $10,000 stipend. This is a football-only position. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. To apply please send information to Head Coach John Sala- [email protected]

West Georgia (D-II): Sources tell us that West Alabama interim head coach Desmond Lindsay will join Will Hall's staff at West Georgia. 

Westminster (D-III - PA): Sources tell us that former Arizona Cardinals linebackers coach (current linebackers coach at Duquesne) Matt Raich will be a resource for his alma mater with their search but that he is not a candidate for the position.  

USC: Joe Schad is reporting that Chris Petersen has withdrawn his name from USC's search.

FootballScoop prediction: In two months nearly every coach in the country will have a profile on Athletic Connections

Wyoming: As part of his separation, Dave Christensen will receive $190,000 per year for three years. We hear the assistants will remain on the payroll through the end of this month. 

Winnipeg Blue Bombers (Canada): Danny McManus has been hired as an assistant general manager and director of U.S. Scouting. McManus spent 17 seasons in the CFL with various teams.

Florida Atlantic: Western Kentucky offensive coordinator Jeff Brohm will likely interview for the FAU head coaching position this week according to a report from Luke Stampini. As we said before, there is a ton of interest in this position. Interim head coach Brian Wright interviews this week as well. 

USC: Steve Sarkisian interviewed for the job this past weekend, according to Brett McMurphy of ESPN. 

Louisiana-Monroe: Defensive line coach Everett Todd will not return to Todd Berry's staff. 

Robert Morris (FCS - PA): As previously announced back in January, head coach Joe Walton is retiring after 20 seasons as the program's head coach, and associate head coach / defensive line coach John Banaszak has taken over the head coaching duties. Walton also served as offensive coordinator, so that position is now open.

Kansas: Just to be clear, Charlie Weis is coming back. Athletic director Sheahon Zenger (who hired Charlie) voiced his support publicly multiple times over the weekend, stating that Weis will return, "I’ve been through rebuilding projects many times, and we’re going to stay the course." he said.  "Wins and loses aren’t always indicative of the effort put in by this coaching staff and these players over the past couple of years."

Sunday December 1, 2013 presented by: 


We'll be here all day to keep you posted on what we're hearing. If you have a minute, today would be a great day to set up a profile on a great new platform: Athletic Connections (think LinkedIn; but just for people in Athletics). More to come on this later...

USC: Joe Schad reports that James Franklin and Chris Petersen are top options for the USC job. He notes it could happen this week. 

Morehead State (FCS - KY): Sources tell us wide receivers coach Andre Woodson is no longer with the staff. 

Alabama A&M (FCS): The school has announced that head coach Anthony Jones will not have his contract renewed. Jones was 83-57 in 12 seasons. Offensive coordinator Cedric Pearl will serve as the interim head coach.

West Virginia: Sources tell us there are no concerns at WVU that Dana Holgorsen will be let go. The Mountaineers' staff is hitting the road recruiting.

Georgia: Mark Richt said today defensive coordinator Todd Grantham will return next season. "The continuity is a good thing for Georgia," Richt said.

Iowa State: The Cyclones have announced that offensive coordinator Courtney Messingham and running backs coach Kenith Pope have been relieved of their duties.

Wyoming: Sources tell us that head coach Dave Christensen plans to resign. Here's what you need to know. Update> The school has now announced that they have parted ways with Christensen and have begun their search for a new head coach. 

Florida: Offensive coordinator Brent Pease will not return according to the Associated Press. We have confirmed. Sources tell us that offensive line coach Tim Davis has also been let go. Muschamp has now officially announced both moves.

Here is our complete list of head coaching changes across college football to date.

New Mexico State: We have learned that defensive coordinator David Elson and defensive line coach Romeo Bandison will not return.

Saturday November 30, 2013

UMass: Sources (including here) are now reporting what we've been hearing, that offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach John Bond and receivers coach Allen Suber have both been let go. 

UAB: Following their 62-27 loss to previously winless Southern Miss, Garrick McGee stated that there will be staff changes coming. 

Texas A&M: The Aggies have reached an agreement with Kevin Sumlin for a six-year contract extension. Terms on the new deal have not been released. Here's what you need to know.

Nebraska: Athletic director Shawn Eichorst just released a statement that started with a reminder that he won't "comment on a coach until their season is fully complete" and then concluded with, "We very much look forward to our bowl game and Coach Pelini continuing to lead our program in the future." See the full statement (and our thoughts on what it means) here

Florida: Athletic director Jeremy Foley met with numerous reporters this morning to once again very publicly support Will Muschamp. He's coming back folks. Foley did make it quite clear that there will be staff changes. 

Friday November 29, 2013 presented by: 


Illinois State: Head coach Brock Spack has announced that he has officially turned over his defensive coordinator duties to defensive line coach Spence Nowinsky.