A solid hire after Dykes was passed over with the Texas Tech job. Only ECU is without a coach in the FBS ranks. Early Louisiana Tech candidates included interim coach Frank Scelfo, assistant coach Tommy Spangler, Oklahoma St. assistant Joe DeForest, Texas assistant Major Applewhite. Others mentioned included North Alabama coach Terry Bowden, Jacksonville Jaguars [...]
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Just about a done deal. Kiffin will bring with him Monte Kiffin as DC along with former USC coach Ed Orgeron. The Tennessee opening will be an attractive one. The usual names will be thrown around like Skip Holtz, Kevin Sumlin, Gary Patterson, and other non-BCS school coaches. But you should see some interest from [...]
Looks like a USC opening would be a big one. There would be plenty of interest from some big names. While it’s too early to list anything concrete, some speculation can’t hurt.
USC fans won’t like this. But there is strong mutual interest between Carroll and the Seahawks. Carroll might not take the Coach AND GM role, but he would have control over player personnel. Regardless, it looks like this could happen. USC should have it’s choice of it’s next coach should Pete Carroll leave.
USF has fired coach Jim Leavitt. The firing seems to be less of a result of the alleged incident with a player and more about Leavitt’s attitude about the issue. Expected candidates include Florida defensive line coach Dan McCarney, former Auburn coach Tommy Tuberville and Michigan offensive coordinator Calvin Mage. Others include ECU coach Skip [...]
Not sure how I feel about this. Leach has been very successful at the school and has a ton of support from current and former players. If there was anything intentional done to harm a player, well, that’s not good. But one thing is safe to say: the media can now stop using any “War” [...]
Arguably the top college football coach in the game, Urban Meyer has resigned from Florida. No scandals. Just his health after some recent incidents with dehydration and stress. With Charlie Strong off to coach Louisville, Florida will now have to scramble to find a replacement. This is a high value, high profile job…and Florida can [...]
UNLV looks to have hired Bobby Hauck from Montana today. This leaves only CMU open. You can review all the college football coach hirings and former candidates here…
Virginia will hold a press conference at 1 p.m. today to announce Mike London as the Cavaliers’ new football coach. The courtship was a brief one. Yesterday morning, following the Spiders’ loss to Appalachian State, Virginia officials formally requested permission from Richmond to speak to the Spiders’ head coach, a request that was granted. Prior [...]
Updated: 12/02/09Here’s my updated “watch list”. Assume 10 will be fired. 1) Mike Locksley – New Mexico 2) Al Groh -Virginia 3) Steve Kragthorpe – Louisville 4) David Elson – WKU 5) Mike Sanford – UNLV 6) Greg McMakin – Hawaii 7) Tommy West – Memphis 8) Ralph Friedgen – Maryland (will return for 2010) [...]