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Sunday December 8, 2013

Albany: We hear Jim Sweeney will also join Greg Gattuso's staff (likely as offensive line). 

West Texas A&M: Sources tell us Mike Nesbitt will be named head coach tomorrow. Nesbitt served as interim head coach this season. Nesbitt served as offensive coordinator at Houston for a brief time and in the same capacity at Stephen F. Austin prior to that. 

West Alabama: We continue to hear that Troy offensive coordinator Kenny Edenfield is involved. Edenfield has two sons on the team at Troy I believe. Seems like it would take a great offer for him to move at this time; but we'll keep you posted...

Wake: Dave Clawson's interview with Wake Forest is today per SI. 

Albany: Sources tell us Colorado School of Mines associate head coach / defensive coordinator Bob Benson plans to join Greg Gattuso's staff as defensive coordinator. 

Oberlin (D-III - OH):  Head coach Jeff Ramsey has stepped down. Jay Anderson will serve as interim head coach during the search. 

Rutgers: Defensive coordinator Dave Cohen, offensive line coach Damian Wroblewski and quarterbacks coach Rob Spence will not return to the staff according to Tom Liucci of the Newark Star-Ledger.

Gruden: Mort reports that Jon Gruden does not plan to return to coaching in 2014. 

Kansas: Rice offensive coordinator John Reagan has now formally accepted the offensive coordinator / offensive line job at Kansas. Further, linebackers coach Clint Bowen has been promoted to defensive coordinator. Dave Campo "will continue to oversee the defense as the assistant head coach". At Rice, we hear there is a good chance that receivers coach Billy Lynch will step into the offensive coordinator role; but that is not official. We'll keep you posted. 

Washington: Boise State running backs coach Keith Bhonapha has left to join Chris Petersen's staff at UW the Idaho Statesman reports. 

Eastern Michigan: Sources tell us that Mike Hart is interviewing as well. We continue to hear in the profession that John Wristen could be offered the job (interviewed late last week). We'll keep you updated...

UConn: Athletic director Warde Manuel begins official interviews today. Interim head coach TJ Weist is on the docket. Would think that Dave Clawson would be today as well. We'll keep you posted.  

Wyoming: Sources tell us that Craig Bohl has offered positions at Wyoming to offensive coordinator Brent Vigen, defensive coordinator Chris Klieman, recruiting coordinator (receivers) Kenni Burns, linebackers coach Steve Stanard and offensive line coach Scott Fuchs. We also hear that at this time, Bohl plans to continue to coach his NDSU team through their playoff run. 

Saturday December 7, 2013

Sad news to pass along as we have learned that coach Bob Dipipi has passed away. Dipipi, who coached at Temple, Cal and Princeton among other places, was well liked within the profession and by his players and will be missed my many. Our prayers and condolences are with Coach Dipipi's family. 

Wyoming: The Cowboys will hire North Dakota State head coach Craig Bohl to the same position according to Bruce Feldman. We've been hearing this all day, but have not confirmed. The timing sure is odd; but if accurate this is a great hire. 

Sul Ross State (D-III - TX): Sources tell us Tarleton State offensive coordinator Justin Carrigan was a strong candidate for the Sul Ross head coaching position but has chosen to withdraw from the process. 

Florida State: The Palm Beach Post is reporting that Jimbo Fisher has agreed to a new agreement (5-7 years averaging about $4.1 million per). The Post says an announcement from the University will come early next week. 

Grambling: Head coach Broderick Fobbs will earn $195,000 per year under his new contract. 

Tulane: Curtis Johnson has agreed to an extension that runs through the 2020 season. Huge for CJ. 

Hardin-Simmons (D-III - TX): Hardin-Simmons is looking for a new defensive coordinator. Bob Fello will not return. Information is on the HSU website. 

New Mexico: Sources tell us defensive coordinator Jeff Mills will not return to the staff. 

Wyoming: Sources tell us that Illinois State head coach Brock Spack is on Wyoming's campus today interviewing for the head coaching position. Update> We have heard from coaches at Illinois State that Spack was at Illinois State today. 

Albany (FCS): Sources tell us Maryland assistant head coach/defensive line coach Greg Gattuso will be the new head coach at Albany. 

Boise State: The Idaho Statesman has identified the Broncos' top three targets as Washington defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox, Arkansas State head coach Bryan Harsin and Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter. All three have significant Boise ties. 

Bloomsburg (D-II - PA): Paul Darragh has removed his interim tag and will be Bloomsburg's full-time head coach. Darragh led Bloomsburg to a 10-2 finish, a PSAC championship and a berth in the Division II playoffs in 2013. 

Friday December 6, 2013 presented by: 


We regret to report that Tim Marcum passed away yesterday. Marcum was the winningest coach in Arena Football League history and also coached at Ranger College (Texas), Rice and Florida. He was 69. Our thoughts and prayers are with his friends and family. 

Mississippi Valley State (FCS): Head coach Karl Morgan has been let go. Assistant head coach Terrence Graves has been asked to serve as interim head coach. 

Auburn: Gus Malzahn has agreed to a new six year agreement paying $3.85 million next season, rising $250,000 per year thereafter. What a great career move Gus made for himself stepping away from Auburn to become head coach at Arkansas State almost two years ago today (at a salary of $850,000). Outstanding. 

Washington: Boise State defensive coordinator Pete Kwiatkowski will join Chris Petersen in a yet undefined role at UW according to local reporter Chris Fetters. Kwiatkowski coached the defensive line at Boise State for a number of years while Justin Wilcox was defensive coordinator and then ascended to DC when Wilcox left. No resolution that we are aware of yet for Wilcox. 

USC: Sark has now officially announced the hiring of Peter Sirmon, Johnny Nansen and Keith Heyward from his staff at UW along with Tee Martin from the existing staff at USC. 

Washington: Chris Petersen's five year agreement will pay approximately $3.6 million per year per a report from CBS. 

Virginia Union (D-II): Sources tell us head football coach (and athletic director) Michael Bailey has been relieved of his responsibilities. 

Briar Cliff (NAIA - IA): Briar Cliff is looking for one graduate assistant for the offensive side of the ball, preferably with Running Back experience. This position includes graduate school tuition, a monthly stipend (10 Month) and a small additional stipend to assist with meals. This position is contingent on being accepted into a graduate program at Briar Cliff. Start date is for second semester which begins classes on January 23, 2014. If interested please email Head Coach Tom Rethman at [email protected]

FAU: The names we keep hearing for the FAU head job are Eddie Gran, Everett Withers and current interim head coach Brian Wright. Gran finished up last night and Withers finishes tomorrow. Have to think FAU will have their guy in place by the middle of next week but... We'll keep you posted. 

Boise State: Linebackers coach Bob Gregory will serve as interim head coach for Boise State's bowl game. 

Houston: Co-offensive coordinator Travis Bush has been promoted to offensive coordinator by Tony Levine per the Houston Chronicle. Bush called the plays in 2012 as well. 

Houston Texans: Reports out of Houston say that special teams coordinator Joe Marciano has also been let go. Assistant special teams coach Bob Ligashesky will fill his role for the remainder of the season according to John McClain.

Edward Waters College (NAIA - FL): Interim head coach / defensive coordinator (and former Bethune-Cookman head coach) Alvin Wyatt will be promoted to the head coaching post next week, the school has announced.

Old Dominion (FCS): Head coach Bobby Wilder has announced that Ulrick Edmonds will join the staff and coach the linebackers. Edmonds had previously served in various capacities at James Madision (including coaching the tight ends, and running backs, while also serving as recruiting coordinator) since 2004

Simon Fraser (D-II - Canada): The entire coaching staff other than offensive coordinator Nick Lucey has been released from their contracts. 

Stephen F. Austin (FCS): Sources tell us that both UTEP defensive coordinator Scott Stoker and former West Texas A&M head coach Don Carthel are candidates for the head job at SFA. 

Franklin College (D-III - IN): Franklin College is in need of games on Sept 3 and Sept 10, 2016 and Sept 2 and Sept 9, 2017. Please contact Mike Leonard, head coach. [email protected] or contact via phone at 317.738.8128.

Boise State: Chris Petersen will not coach the team in their bowl game.

Nichols College (D-III - MA): Sources tell us that Dale Olmsted has hired David Kaizer as his offensive coordinator / recruiting coordinator, and Mark Sullivan to serve as defensive coordinator. Kaizer previously served as the offensive coordinator at WPI and Sullivan comes from Worcester State where he was the defensive coordinator. 

Houston Texans: Gary Kubiak has been let go as head coach of the Texans. Defensive coordinator Wade Phillips will be the interim head coach for the remainder of the season. Bob McNair says he will interview Wade for the permanent job at the appropriate time and also indicated that Lovie Smith would be considered.

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CFL: Director of officiating Tim Higgins has left his post, effective immediately. 

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Northwestern State: Longtime Northwestern State head coach (and former Henderson State athletic director) Sam Goodwin has accepted the head coaching job at Alexandria Senior HS (LA). Goodwin spent 17 seasons at Northwestern State before leaving to become the athletic director at Henderson State in 2000.

Wake Forest: The names we hear most prominently on this one from coaches are Pete Lembo and Dave Clawson. Bowling Green plays tonight. Think Wake will have their new head coach before the weekend is over. 

Boise State: Sources tell us that Arkansas State's Bryan Harsin will be among the first coaches that Boise State reaches out to. According to his contract, Harsin's buyout is $1.75 million if he were to leave before January 31, 2014. 

Washington: Joe Schad is reporting that Chris Petersen is expected to be named head coach at Washington today. Update> We have now confirmed the same. Here's what you need to know. Petersen's contract will reportedly be for 5 years. Also, what does this mean for the Pac-12?

Washington: Huskies athletics director Scott Woodward met with Chris Petersen on Thursday night according to the Idaho Statesman, and Washington has offered to make him "one of the highest-paid coaches in the Pac-12", according to the Seattle Times.

Thursday December 5, 2013 presented by: 


Kentucky: We hear tight ends coach Vince Marrow has been promoted and will add the title of recruiting coordinator. 

Texas: Texas president Bill Powers provided a statement to the Austin American-Statesman saying Mack Brown is still the Longhorns' head coach and that the school does not have an agreement in place with Nick Saban. Read more here.

Washington: Washington will interview Doug Nussmeier today and Chris Petersen on Friday according to Brett McMurphy. 

McPherson College (NAIA - KS): Newly named head coach Steve Fox has promoted tight ends / running backs coach Justin Van Houten to offensive coordinator and named the following assistants; Adam Dutcher (offensive line / recruiting coordinator), Quadderrick Sanders (defensive line / special teams coordinator), EJ Peterson (co-defensive coordinator / linebackers coach / strength and conditioning coordinator). There are no staff openings at this time.

Ottawa Redblacks (Canada): Sources tell us that Mike Gibson (offensive coordinator) and Mark Nelson (defensive coordinator) are strong candidates to join the staff. Gibson spent ten seasons as the offensive line coach for the Calgary Stampeders, and Nelson previously served as the linebackers coach for the Montreal Alouettes.

Grambling: We understand that Broderick Fobbs will be hiring an entirely new staff.

Wake Forest: The Muncie Star Press is reporting that Wake Forest director of athletic Ron Wellman flew into Muncie earlier today to interview Ball State head coach Pete Lembo.

Central Washington: The head coaching search has been narrowed down to ten prospects. Athletic director Dennis Francois will conduct on campus interviews once the pool is narrowed down to three to five finalists.

Toronto Argonauts (Canada): Tim Burke has accepted the defensive coordinator job. Burke is the former head coach of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

Boise State: University President Bob Kustra has issued a statement, via the Idaho Statesman. “We are fully committed to Coach Petersen remaining at Boise State and, as always, intend to do everything in our power to support him as Boise State’s football coach.” We'll keep you updated.

UCLA: Closing the loop here, Kennedy Pola is officially the new running backs coach at UCLA. 

Ottawa Redblacks (Canada): Sources tell us that Rick Campbell will be the first head coach for the expansion franchise.

USC: Washington linebackers coach Peter Sirmon will follow Sark to USC where he will coach the linebackers, according to Washington beat writer Adam Jude.

Sacramento State (FCS): Sources tell us defensive coordinator Anthony Parker and defensive backs coach Steve Roberson have been let go. 

McPherson College (NAIA - KS): The school has announced that defensive coordinator Steve Fox has been promoted to head coach. Fox has spent the past two seasons running the defense.

Tennessee-Martin: The search for a new athletic director has been narrowed to four candidates; Robert C. Heller (Central Michigan associate AD), Richard R. Schoeberl (assistant AD at UT-Martin), Julio Freire (UNLV associate AD), and Tim M. Val Alstin (former Western Illinois AD). All candidates will interview by the 17th. Current athletic director Phil Dane is scheduled to retire December 31.

Missouri: On the Mike and Mike show this morning, Gary Pinkel announced that he will be staying at Missouri. "I'll be quite frank, I'm staying at the University of Missouri. I'm a Missouri Tiger."

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Wednesday December 4, 2013 presented by: 


USC: Wide receivers coach Tee Martin will remain on staff. Johnny Nansen and Keith Heyward from Sark's staff at Washington are both headed south as well according to Adam Jude of the Seattle Times. 

Washington: Quarterbacks coach Marques Tuiasosopo will lead the Huskies in their bowl game according to Joe Schad. 

John Gagliardi: The 63-year head coach at Carroll (Mont.) and St. John's (Minn.) will be honored with the Contributions to College Football Award by the National College Football Awards Association on December 12. Read more here.

Sul Ross: Sources tell us Tarleton State offensive coordinator Justin Carrigan is a candidate for the head job at Sul Ross. 

North Dakota: We're now up to 41 guys that have formally applied for the head coaching position at UND. 

Winnipeg Blue Bombers (CFL): Mike O'Shea has been named the Blue Bombers' new head coach. Additionally, Ted Goveia will join Danny McManus as assistant general manager. 

UCLA: Jim Mora is in the process of bringing Kennedy Pola on staff. Its not official; but we hear its headed that way (expect resolution within 24 hours, likely sooner). Pola, the former USC assistant, has been serving as running backs coach at Loyola High with head coach Marvin Sanders. 

Southeastern Oklahoma State (D-II): Sources tell us that Bo Atterberry will be the new head coach. Atterberry spent last season on staff as the defensive coordinator and is the former head coach at Texas A&M-Kingsville. Update> The University has now announced this. 

Florida Atlantic: Cincinnati offensive coordinator Eddie Gran will interview for the FAU head coaching job on Wednesday of next week according to Dieter Kurtenbach of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. 

Miami (Ohio): New head coach Chuck Martin will earn $450,000 per season, $50,000 more than predecessor Don Treadwell, according to USA Today's Steve Berkowitz. Martin's contract will last for five years, according to the AP. 

               MTSU won their last five games while running just 3 different plays

Washington: Sources in the profession tell us Scott Woodward is interviewing Marques Tuiasosopo today for the job. We continue to hear that both Chris Petersen and Doug Nussmeier are interested and viable options as well. Will update as more becomes clear...

Lamar (FCS - TX): Head coach Ray Woodard will return next season, athletics director Jason Henderson has announced. 

Miami (Ohio): We mentioned it yesterday; but just following up...Illinois State offensive coordinator George Barnett is joining Chuck Martin's staff. More to come... Will update. 

FIU: Sources tell us linebackers coach (and former Yale head coach) Tom Williams will not return to the staff. 

Grambling: As we told you last Wednesday, Grambling has now made it official. Broderick Fobbs is the new head coach. Fobbs played running back under legendary Grambling coach Eddie Robinson and most recently served as the tight ends coach at McNeese State.

Pittsburgh Steelers: Head coach Mike Tomlin has been fined $100,000 by the NFL for "interfering with a play in progress". Additionally, a "modification or forfeiture of a draft pick" will also be considered by the league.

Eastern Michigan: Colorado State-Pueblo head coach John Wristen will meet with Eastern Michigan officials in Ypsilanti on Thursday.

Westfield State (D-III - MA): Following the retirement of Steve Marino after 24 seasons with the program, defensive coordinator Pete Kowalski has been tabbed the interim head coach. Kowalski has spent the past 18 years as an assistant at Westfield State, and the past nine as the assistant head coach.

Tulane: Tulane athletics director Rick Dickson said he is working on a pay increase for head coach Curtis Johnson and his assistants following this year's 7-5 campaign. 

Dickinson State (NAIA - ND): Pete Stanton, who has coached the linebackers for the past 14 seasons, has been named the program's new head coach. Stanton will take over for Hank Biesiot, who recently stepped down after 38 seasons at the helm.

Norfolk State (FCS): Offensive coordinator / receivers coach Howard Feggins will not return next season.

Phoenix College (CC - AZ): Phoenix College is looking to fill coaching vacancies at QB, RB, OL, DL, OLB & secondary. These will all be stipend positions. Please email resumes to [email protected] and attach three references, of which two need to be direct supervisors.

Notre Dame: Passing game coordinator / inside receivers coach Mike Denbrock will serve as offensive coordinator in Notre Dame's bowl game.