Johnson C. Smith University: Daryl McNeill has been dismissed as head football coach. McNeill recently completed his fourth season with a 3-7 record and 2-5 CIAA conference record.
Kansas State: It seems likely that Kansas State will offer the job to former head coach Bill Snyder. Athletic director Bob Krause has stated, "You want a person that has had experience and a winning track record as a head coach." Snyder is 69 years old and the Kansas State fans would welcome him back. If Snyder chooses not to return as coach, his top recommendation will likely be Notre Dame Assistant Head Coach / Offensive Line Coach, John Latina. Latina joined the Kansas State staff in 1989 as offensive line coach and running game coordinator. He spent five seasons with the Wildcats, where he coached two future NFL draft picks and five others who inked free-agent contracts. His 1993 Kansas State team won the Copper Bowl and finished 9-2-1 and 20th in the final AP poll.
Kansas State: There are multiple reports that head coach Ron Prince will announce his resignation to his team this afternoon. Reports says that a 4 pm press conference has been scheduled in Manhattan.
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Olivet Nazarene University: Head football coach. Position Description: The head football coach will lead the ONU football team in its mission: "Winning Championships - Developing Champions." This requires successful management of all phases of the football program: facilities, staff, finances, and constituent relations. The position also requires visionary leadership to strengthen the football program athletically, academically, spiritually, and through the service mission of the university. Membership: Olivet is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA), the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) and in football, the Mid States Football Association (MSFA). Qualifications: Top applicants will have a master's degree and successful coaching experiences such as: college head coaching experience, college offensive or defensive coordinator experience, recruiting, administrative, and budgeting experience. The football coach should possess personal characteristics such as vision, excellent communication skills, and a demonstrated understanding and sympathy for education in the Wesleyan tradition and Nazarene school sponsorship. Commitment to a Faith Community: Olivet operates under the auspices of the Church of the Nazarene and reserves the right to prefer employees on the basis of religion (Title VII, Section 702-703, U.S. Civil Rights Act of 1964). The head football coach must demonstrate an active relationship with Christ as expressed in faith and service, which is in accord with the mission of Olivet Nazarene University, and display a philosophy of Christian higher education consistent with the University's Wesleyan tradition. The head football coach should be a model of Christian discipleship as confirmed through active engagement in a local church, involvement in campus worship, and through a vibrant current testimony. Direct Reports: The head football coach directly supervises all assistant football coaches and graduate assistants. The head football coach will work directly and report directly to the athletic director. Application Deadline: The application window will close for initial review on December 1, 2008. Resumes and letters of interest may be emailed to <firstname.lastname@example.org> or mailed via the postal service to: Gary Newsome, Athletic Director, Olivet Nazarene University, 1 University Avenue, Bourbonnais, IL 60914. Olivet Nazarene University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, disability, national or ethnic origin in employment opportunities in keeping with the applicable state and federal laws.
Toledo: Toledo athletic director Mike O'Brien plans to contact at least Matt Eberflus (Missouri DC / Associate Head Coach) and Eddie Gran (Auburn Special Teams Coordinator / Running Backs) after the regular season. Eberflus is a former Toledo linebacker and graduated from the university in 1993. Gran has been a part of Tommy Tuberville's staff since 1994. He coached the wide receivers at Cincinnati from 1992-1993.
Texas Tech: Athletic director Gerald Myers has stated that the university will renegotiate Mike Leach's contract at the end of the season. Leach is currently in the 3rd year of the 5 year contract that pays him over 1.45 million a year.
Weber State: Head coach Ron McBride has received a contract extension. At 8-2 on the season, McBride has led the Wildcats to their first D1-AA top 10 ranking since 1998. McBride was once head football coach at Utah for 13 years. He then joined Rich Brooks' staff at Kentucky for a few years before becoming the head coach at Weber State.
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