Saturday January 2, 2016
NC State: Offensive coordinator Matt Canada has been let go. SI just reported this and we can confirm.
Cleveland Browns: The organization plans to part ways with GM Ray Farmer and head coach Mike Pettine following Sunday’s game according to a report from Cleveland.com.
Miami Dolphins: The Dolphins have parted ways with GM Dennis Hickey.
Memphis: Mike Norvell is adding Utah State safeties coach Joe Lorig as special teams coordinator / outside linebackers coach and Fresno State secondary coach Marcus Woodson to coach the corners, per SI.
San Diego Chargers: The San Diego Union-Tribune is reporting that the Chargers are expected to keep head coach Mike McCoy, although a final decision isn’t expected until after the season finale tomorrow. Coach McCoy is in his third season leading the franchise and the Chargers have lost seven straight games within the division and are sitting at 4-11. McCoy is under contract through 2016.
Virginia Tech: Memphis defensive coordinator Galen Scott will join the Virginia Tech staff per source.
Miami: Mark Richt has hired Mississippi State defensive coordinator Manny Diaz in the same capacity.
Western Illinois: WIU has now announced Charlie Fisher as their new head coach.
Philadelphia Eagles: The Eagles have interviewed running backs coach Duce Staley for their vacant head coaching position, per Ed Werder.
Western Illinois: Per source, Western Illinois is working towards an agreement to make Richmond offensive coordinator Charlie Fisher their new head coach.
South Dakota: South Dakota’s staff is as follows: Bob Nielson (HC), Bill O’Boyle (OL), Ted Schlafke (QBs), Phil Ockinga (RBs / special teams), Matthew Middleton (WRs), Collin Prosser (TEs / assistant OL), Tyler Yelk (co-DC / safeties), Atiba Bradley (co-DC / LBs), Mark Watson (corners), Andrew Prevost (assistant DL) and Luke Groth (DFO).