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Friday December 6, 2013

Friday December 6, 2013

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We regret to report that Tim Marcum passed away yesterday. Marcum was the winningest coach in Arena Football League history and also coached at Ranger College (Texas), Rice and Florida. He was 69. Our thoughts and prayers are with his friends and family. 

Mississippi Valley State (FCS): Head coach Karl Morgan has been let go. Assistant head coach Terrence Graves has been asked to serve as interim head coach. 

Auburn: Gus Malzahn has agreed to a new six year agreement paying $3.85 million next season, rising $250,000 per year thereafter. What a great career move Gus made for himself stepping away from Auburn to become head coach at Arkansas State almost two years ago today (at a salary of $850,000). Outstanding. 

Washington: Boise State defensive coordinator Pete Kwiatkowski will join Chris Petersen in a yet undefined role at UW according to local reporter Chris Fetters. Kwiatkowski coached the defensive line at Boise State for a number of years while Justin Wilcox was defensive coordinator and then ascended to DC when Wilcox left. No resolution that we are aware of yet for Wilcox. 

USC: Sark has now officially announced the hiring of Peter Sirmon, Johnny Nansen and Keith Heyward from his staff at UW along with Tee Martin from the existing staff at USC. 

Washington: Chris Petersen's five year agreement will pay approximately $3.6 million per year per a report from CBS. 

Virginia Union (D-II): Sources tell us head football coach (and athletic director) Michael Bailey has been relieved of his responsibilities. 

Briar Cliff (NAIA - IA): Briar Cliff is looking for one graduate assistant for the offensive side of the ball, preferably with Running Back experience. This position includes graduate school tuition, a monthly stipend (10 Month) and a small additional stipend to assist with meals. This position is contingent on being accepted into a graduate program at Briar Cliff. Start date is for second semester which begins classes on January 23, 2014. If interested please email Head Coach Tom Rethman at

FAU: The names we keep hearing for the FAU head job are Eddie Gran, Everett Withers and current interim head coach Brian Wright. Gran finished up last night and Withers finishes tomorrow. Have to think FAU will have their guy in place by the middle of next week but... We'll keep you posted. 

Boise State: Linebackers coach Bob Gregory will serve as interim head coach for Boise State's bowl game. 

Houston: Co-offensive coordinator Travis Bush has been promoted to offensive coordinator by Tony Levine per the Houston Chronicle. Bush called the plays in 2012 as well. 

Houston Texans: Reports out of Houston say that special teams coordinator Joe Marciano has also been let go. Assistant special teams coach Bob Ligashesky will fill his role for the remainder of the season according to John McClain.

Edward Waters College (NAIA - FL): Interim head coach / defensive coordinator (and former Bethune-Cookman head coach) Alvin Wyatt will be promoted to the head coaching post next week, the school has announced.

Old Dominion (FCS): Head coach Bobby Wilder has announced that Ulrick Edmonds will join the staff and coach the linebackers. Edmonds had previously served in various capacities at James Madision (including coaching the tight ends, and running backs, while also serving as recruiting coordinator) since 2004

Simon Fraser (D-II - Canada): The entire coaching staff other than offensive coordinator Nick Lucey has been released from their contracts. 

Stephen F. Austin (FCS): Sources tell us that both UTEP defensive coordinator Scott Stoker and former West Texas A&M head coach Don Carthel are candidates for the head job at SFA. 

Franklin College (D-III - IN): Franklin College is in need of games on Sept 3 and Sept 10, 2016 and Sept 2 and Sept 9, 2017. Please contact Mike Leonard, head coach. or contact via phone at 317.738.8128.

Boise State: Chris Petersen will not coach the team in their bowl game.

Nichols College (D-III - MA): Sources tell us that Dale Olmsted has hired David Kaizer as his offensive coordinator / recruiting coordinator, and Mark Sullivan to serve as defensive coordinator. Kaizer previously served as the offensive coordinator at WPI and Sullivan comes from Worcester State where he was the defensive coordinator. 

Houston Texans: Gary Kubiak has been let go as head coach of the Texans. Defensive coordinator Wade Phillips will be the interim head coach for the remainder of the season. Bob McNair says he will interview Wade for the permanent job at the appropriate time and also indicated that Lovie Smith would be considered.

A complete, up-to-date list of every head coaching change in college football and the NFL.

CFL: Director of officiating Tim Higgins has left his post, effective immediately. 

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Northwestern State: Longtime Northwestern State head coach (and former Henderson State athletic director) Sam Goodwin has accepted the head coaching job at Alexandria Senior HS (LA). Goodwin spent 17 seasons at Northwestern State before leaving to become the athletic director at Henderson State in 2000.

Wake Forest: The names we hear most prominently on this one from coaches are Pete Lembo and Dave Clawson. Bowling Green plays tonight. Think Wake will have their new head coach before the weekend is over. 

Boise State: Sources tell us that Arkansas State's Bryan Harsin will be among the first coaches that Boise State reaches out to. According to his contract, Harsin's buyout is $1.75 million if he were to leave before January 31, 2014. 

Washington: Joe Schad is reporting that Chris Petersen is expected to be named head coach at Washington today. Update> We have now confirmed the same. Here's what you need to know. Petersen's contract will reportedly be for 5 years. Also, what does this mean for the Pac-12?

Washington: Huskies athletics director Scott Woodward met with Chris Petersen on Thursday night according to the Idaho Statesman, and Washington has offered to make him "one of the highest-paid coaches in the Pac-12", according to the Seattle Times.