Sunday November 15, 2009
Memphis: We are hearing Duke defensive coordinator Mike MacIntyre phone interviewed for the Memphis head coaching job.
UNLV: Head coach Mike Sanford will not return as head coach. Athletic director Jerry Koloskie confirmed Sunday night that Sanford will coach the Rebel's last regular season game against San Diego State.
San Jose State: FootballScoop has learned that San Jose State head coach informed his team this afternoon that he will be retiring at the end of the season.
Adrian College: We are hearing that Jim Lyall is out as head coach after 20 years at Adrian College.
Coach Phil Fulmer: Our sources tell us that a former assistant under Fulmer is saying, "He's getting back in. He's almost certain to get that job." The job we are referring to is one that is expected to open at the end of the season.
Memphis: We are hearing Tennessee running backs / special teams coordinator Eddie Gran interviewed for the Memphis head coaching job today.
Bethel College (KS): Head coach Mike Moore has resigned. Defensive coordinator Travis Graber has been named interim head coach.
Clemson: Dabo Swinney will get paid if Clemson wins ACC. Link...
Stanford: Stanford is close to finalizing Coach Jim Harbaugh's contract extension, which was put on hold last winter.
The three-year extension Harbaugh agreed to a year ago would run through the 2014 season. It was reportedly worth $1.25 million annually, making him the highest-paid coach in Stanford history.
"I expect that we'll have an announcement soon,'' Cardinal athletic director Bob Bowlsby said following Stanford's 55-21 victory over USC.
Told that Stanford fans are concerned that Harbaugh, one of the hottest coaches in the country, might be pursued by Michigan (his alma mater) or an NFL team, Bowlsby said:
"Jim's not going anyplace. No one should panic. Jim wants to be at Stanford ... I think he'll tell you the same thing.''
Asked about the status of his contract extension, Harbaugh smiled but declined to comment.
Notre Dame: Asked if economics would play a role in the decision to retain or fire Weis, Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick firmly told Sporting News, "No."
Should Notre Dame fire Weis, it will owe him $18 million for the remaining six years on his contract, sources told SN, and more than $1 million for the guaranteed contracts of his assistant coaches.
"I evaluate programs at the end of the season," Swarbrick said. "I don't evaluate coaches, I evaluate programs."