Sunday November 29, 2015
Fresno State: Per source, offensive coordinator Dave Schramm’s contract will not be renewed. Further staff changes are possible but not at this time.
An updated look at all of the current FBS openings.
Dino Babers: There was a lot of he said / she said earlier today about Dino Babers accepting the head coaching position at UCF. Perhaps the reason is … his buyout at Bowling Green. Per Jordan Strack, Babers’ buyout in his contract drops by $100,000 (from $300k to $200k) on Tuesday (December 1st). Sit tight a couple of days my friends. Save that man $100k.
Texas Tech: It appears that Texas Tech will have some new assistants on the defensive side of the ball next season.
Iowa State: Jordan Strack of WTOL in Toledo reports that Matt Campbell plans to bring Toledo offensive coordinator Jason Candle and offensive line coach Tom Manning with him to Iowa State. ISU running backs coach Louis Ayeni, Campbell’s good friend, will stay on as well.
UCF: Dino Babers tweeted tonight, “The rumors about me accepting a job at UCF are not true. I am focused on BG Football and winning a MAC Championship Friday night.”
USC: In a quote that will shock no one, interim head coach Clay Helton said Sunday he would like to be the Trojans’ head coach “as long as possible.” USC plays Stanford in the Pac-12 Championship Saturday.
UCF: 247 is reporting that Dino Babers has agreed to be the new head coach at UCF. 247 is reporting that official announcement could come tomorrow. Dan Wolken with USA Today reports that this is not a done deal. Babers had been the “favorite” heading into interviews which took place this weekend. Dino, we were told, interviewed yesterday, others followed today. J Wagner with the Toledo Blade just tweeted that Dino Babers told him the reports “that he is taking UCF job are inaccurate.” Bruce Feldman adds that the report is not true. // Anyone need a drink?
Texas Southern (FCS): Head coach Darrell Asberry has stepped down per Mark Berman. In four seasons as head coach, Asberry’s Tigers won 12 games.
Minnesota: Offensive line coach Matt Limegrover and quarterbacks coach Jim Zebrowski have been let go, the school has now announced.
Virginia Tech: Memphis receivers coach Holman Wiggins and special teams coordinator James Shibest will follow Justin Fuente to Virginia Tech per Bryan Moss who covers Memphis for Rivals.
Miami: Per source, Butch Davis met with UM representatives yesterday. The meeting was described as “extremely positive”. One source told FootballScoop that yesterday’s meeting “cleared some hurdles” for Davis’ return to the U. From other sources we understand that Miami has discussions with other candidates in the coming days. Will update as more is clear.
Western Michigan: Per source, WMU is putting together a package “unlike anything the MAC has ever seen” for PJ Fleck.
Memphis: Assistant head coach / co-offensive coordinator / running backs coach Darrell Dickey will serve as interim head coach for Memphis’ bowl game, per multiple reports.
Purdue: Defensive coordinator Greg Hudson, offensive coordinator John Shoop and defensive line coach Rubin Carter will all not return.
Memphis: Memphis’ Commercial Appeal is now reporting that Barry Odom has been offered the job as well; however ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg reports that Memphis plans to interview multiple candidates. AD Tom Bowen will speak with media this afternoon at 4:30. Sources tell us Bowen plans to say he will interview candidates before any official offer is made.
Memphis: Virginia Tech will pay $500,000 to Memphis to buyout Justin Fuente’s contract per Steve Berkowitz of USA Today.
Rutgers: Patrick Hobbs, a dean emeritus of Seton Hall University School of Law and former interim AD for the school in 2010, is the new AD according to NJ.com. Hobbs’ deal a five-year deal worth $560,000 annually.
Iowa State: Iowa State has now announced Matt Campbell as their new head coach. Campbell’s contract is six years with a first year salary of $2 million.
Memphis: Sources tell FootballScoop that Missouri defensive coordinator Barry Odom has been offered the head coaching position at Memphis.
Virginia Tech: Justin Fuente has now officially been announced as the Hokies new head coach. VT also announced that Bud Foster would remain on as defensive coordinator. Shane Beamer was not mentioned in the release. Sources had told FootballScoop that Beamer could go with Kirby Smart should Smart land a head coaching position. Will update…
Georgia: Josh Newberg of 247 sports is reporting that Tom Herman “would be highly interested in” the head coaching position at Georgia. Newberg adds that Kirby Smart and Dan Mullen are expected to be considered for the position.
Rutgers: AD Julie Hermann has been fired. ESPN’s Brett McMurphy adds now that Kyle Flood has been fired as well. More information here.
Georgia: Mark Richt has been fired per Mark Schlabach of ESPN. We have confirmed the news. More on the move and where Georgia turns, here.
Toledo: Defensive coordinator Jon Heacock has been named interim head coach, per SI.
Penn State: Offensive coordinator John Donovan has been fired. Donovan spent most of the past 10 years with James Franklin so this was clearly not an easy decision; but the on field results merited a change and Penn State apparently has decided it should be at the coordinator level, not the top.
Middle Tennessee: Rick Stockstill earned a 1 year contract extension at $800,000 a year after winning their seventh game of the year this past Saturday (a 42-7 win over UTSA).
South Carolina: Athletic director Ray Tanner told The State that he would like to have a new head coach in place by “December 10-12 at the latest”. Interim head coach Shawn Elliott finished the season 1-5 after filling in for Steve Spurrier.
Virginia: UVA and Mike London reached an agreement that will pay London $2.7 million through 2016.
Chip Kelly: USC has reached out to Chip Kelly to let him know that they’re interested if he leaves Philadelphia, according to Ian Rapoport. Rapoport also says “don’t rule out” the Titans either.
Virginia: Last night we reported this was coming. SI is now reporting it is official. Mike London has been informed that he has been let go. Update> Virginia has announced that Mike London has resigned.
Wagner (FCS – NY): Wagner College is looking for a Division 2 opponent to schedule a game for Sept. 10, 2016. Please contact DFO AJ Firestone at [email protected] or 717-658-6205 if interested.
Mississippi Gulf Coast (JC): MGCC is looking to hire an athletic director. Details on AD Scoop.