Monday November 6, 2017
Illinois: Defensive coordinator Hardy Nickerson is taking a leave of absence from the program following the unexpected death of his mother. Lovie Smith, who has an extensive defensive background, noted today that he hasn’t addressed who will provide the game plan on defense for their game against Indiana Saturday if Nickerson isn’t back, according to The News & Observer. Please join us in keeping coach Nickerson and his family in your prayers.
Fresno State: Director of athletics Jim Bartko abruptly resigned today. USA Today’s Steve Berkowitz reported yesterday that Bartko had just earned an $8,000 bonus as the Bulldogs became bowl eligible. Reports out of Fresno relay that Bartko noted he is stepping down for personal reasons. We certainly hope everything is ok.
Finlandia (D-III – MI): Rob Boss has been promoted to head coach, the program announced today. He replaces Tim Driscoll, who led the Lions to a 7-17 mark in three seasons as the program’s first head coach.
Texas: When asked today if he planned to make changes to his staff, Tom Herman responded strongly saying he plans no changes, “I hired these guys knowing exactly what I was going to get.”
Livingstone College (D-II – NC): Livingstone College is seeking opponents for the first two weeks of the 2018 season. Interested teams please contact head coach Daryl Williams at 713.291.5040.
Georgia Southern: Army offensive coordinator Brent Davis has emerged as a leading candidate for the Georgia Southern job. Read more here.
Kansas: Almost a year after signing a contract extension with the Jayhawks taking him through the 2021 season that includes a $3.2 million buyout, David Beaty told reporters today that he’s not concerned about the status of his contract, adding, “Not at all, I feel great,” when asked. Kansas is 1-8 this season after losing to Baylor Saturday.
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UCF: Athletic director Danny White, when asked about the likelihood that Scott Frost would be leading the Knights program next season, told Mike Bianchi on the Open Mike radio show that “I think he will. I think he’s very committed to being here…I’m excited about the future of our program with Scott Frost at the helm.” White then explained that fans and supporters of the program have to do their part, adding “We have to show that we can support and resource the program as fast as Coach Frost is growing it on the field.”
Texas A&M: Sunday morning we reported source tells FootballScoop change is coming at A&M; but we are told not to look for movement before the end of the season unless something unforeseen were to happen.
Occidental (D-III -CA): Occidental College is looking for an assistant coach / offensive coordinator. This is a full-time, 12 month position with excellent benefit package. The positions is responsible for assisting the head coach in recruiting, training, and coaching members of the Football Team. The Offensive Coordinator is required to abide by the rules and regulations established by Occidental College, the SCIAC, and the NCAA. Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s preferred. Knowledge an commitment to option football is also required. Interested candidates can submit a resume and cover letter explaining how your qualifications meet the requirements of the position to [email protected].
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