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Saturday November 28, 2015
LSU: After tonight’s win, Joe Alleva came to the podium and announced that Les would return. In his presser, Les said that he didn’t know that he would stay on until after the game when the President of the University came to him and said that he wanted him to remain the head coach of the LSU Tigers. LSU AD Joe Alleva said something to Les thereafter. At his presser Les staff changes would be evaluated but did not want to speak to any specifics at this time. Our story with further notes and quotes.
Virginia: Sources tell FootballScoop that the staff at Virginia is operating under the belief that they have coached their final game as a staff. Official word expected tomorrow or Monday.
Louisiana Monroe: Per source, ULM has a meeting this week with their committee; but no hire is imminent.
Missouri: Athletic director Mack Rhoades is meeting with Toledo head coach Matt Campbell tonight (see below) and plans to meet with Temple head coach Matt Rhule tomorrow, per sources.
Iowa State: Toledo head coach Matt Campbell has emerged as the front runner at Iowa State and a deal is expected within the next 48 hours, per SI. Read more here. Update> This is not a done deal. Toledo is making a counter and we hear there is more coming…
Missouri: Quarterbacks coach Andy Hill has been named interim head coach, according to multiple outlets.
Virginia Tech: Brody Logan, a sports reporter out of Washington DC, reports that he “can confirm that Justin Fuente will be the next head coach at Virginia Tech. Bud Foster staying on as defensive coordinator.” Logan says the announcement is expected next week. Brett McMurphy adds that Shane Beamer will remain on staff as well.
LSU: Very different mindset at LSU today. Per sources, a win tonight could lead to Les returning.
Illinois: Bill Cubit has agreed to a two year deal to stay on as head coach. As we wrote a few nights ago, this allows the university to get their athletic house in order before making a longer-term decision regarding the direction of the football program. This two year extension will keep Cubit’s salary at $1.2 million per year.
Jimbo Fisher: Per source, Jimbo Fisher is telling those close to him that he intends to stay at Florida State. Florida State closes out their regular season tonight at Florida.
Tulane: Head coach Curtis Johnson has been fired.