Monday November 9, 2015
Purdue: Darrell Hazell said today that he and athletic director Morgan Burke have not had any conversations about him returning next season, per the Lafayette Journal & Courier. “We have not had those conversations. I’m not sure which media started that but (athletic director) Morgan (Burke) and I will talk after the season,” Hazell said earlier today. Last week, reports surfaced that the Boilermakers planned to bring Hazell back for a fourth season, but when asked if he’s confident that he’ll return next season Hazell responded “I don’t know if I have any comments to that right now”. Back in 2013, Hazell signed a six-year deal and is 6-27 in three seasons.
Lamar (FCS – TX): After six seasons with the program, defensive coordinator Craig McGallion is retiring. Linebackers coach Mark Criner, will serve as interim defensive coordinator for the remainder of the season.
Georgia: Back in January, UGA officials announced they would be extending Mark Richt’s contract another two years at the conclusion of the 2019 season complete with a $800,000 pay raise, and while Richt has yet to actually sign the new contract, UGA says that they will honor the terms of the proposed agreement.
Missouri: Tim Wolfe has stepped down as MU’s system president. As such, graduate student Jonathan Butler has ended his hunger strike and the football team will resume business as usual Tuesday. More importantly, hopefully everyone in the MU system uses this opportunity to come together and move forward as one.
Minnesota: Per the Star Tribune, there were indications on Sunday that Minnesota is working to secure an agreement to remove the interim tag from Tracy Claeys’ interim head coach job title as early as this week. Per the report, “As disappointing as the Halloween loss to Michigan was, with the bungled clock management, Claeys got a peak performance from a squad that lost its head coach just three days earlier.”
Thiel (D-III – PA): Head coach Kurt Reiser has resigned, effective at the end of the 2015 season. The Tomcats wrap up their season Saturday against Grove City College. Reiser led the program for seven seasons, and was part of the staff for a total of 15.
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Illinois: Per source, Illinois AD Mike Thomas is leaving the university today. Update: The University has now announced that they are letting Thomas go. Paul Kowalczyk will serve as interim AD until a permanent replacement is hired. Read more here. Thomas will receive a buyout of $2.5 million.
Nassau (CC – NY): Head coach Joe Osovet is stepping down to explore other coaching opportunities. Osovet leaves Nassau with a 20-4 record as head coach.
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