Tuesday December 18, 2012
Here's what we know at FBS programs that have experienced coaching changes this off-season. If you have any information regarding any openings we covered or did not cover in this post, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call / text 225.229.3429.
Arkansas - Bret Bielema has brought Mark Taurisani with him from Wisconsin and he will serve as DFO. Mark Robinson remains with the program in a roll to be determined.
California - Sonny Dykes is bringing Jeeb Hossain with him from Louisiana Tech.
Cincinnati - We expect John Widecan to be retained.
Colorado - Sources tell us Brian McGinnis will follow Mike MacIntyre from San Jose State.
Kentucky - 2012 FootballScoop DFO of the Year Finalist Nolan Jones will not be retained and would be a great hire for any program. We hear the new DFO will be announced soon.
Tennessee - Brad Pendergrass has been retained. Chis Spognardi, Butch Jones' chief of staff at Cincinnati, will join him at Tennessee as assistant to the head coach. We hear Chris' role will be assistant to the head coach.
Texas Tech - We are told Tommy McVay has been retained.
USF - Sources tell us Western Kentucky DFO Sharrod Everett will follow Willie Taggart to USF.
UTEP - Sources tell us Nate Poss will be retained.
Wisconsin - Current DFO Mark Taurisani is departing to join Bret Bielema at Arkansas.
When we hear more / the situation becomes more definitive at Arkansas State, Auburn, Boston College, FIU, Georgia State, Idaho, Kent State, Louisiana Tech, N.C. State, Northern Illinois, Purdue, Southern Miss, Temple, San Jose State, Western Kentucky and Western Michigan we'll be sure to let you know.