Monday December 1, 2014
Iowa State: Athletic director Jamie Pollard reiterated his support for Paul Rhoads this evening on his radio show saying "I look forward to continuing the journey with coach Rhoads." If Iowa State were to make a head coaching change Paul Rhoads would receive a $5 million buyout. This, in our opinion, was never on the table.
Penn: Defensive coordinator Ray Priore has been promoted to head coach as announced back in the Spring. Priore has been on staff since 1987, when he came on as inside linebackers coach.
Tulsa: With Bill Blankenship officially being finished as head coach now, we did a quick look at some of the candidates for the job. No shortage of interest in this one.
Bethany College (NAIA - KS): Head coach Manny Matsakis will not return next season, the school has announced. The search for his replacement will begin immediately.
Georgia: Long-time staff member, and current head strength coach, Joe Tereshinski plans to step down reports Seth Emerson who covers the Bulldogs. Georgia has now confirmed that Joe T has resigned effective following their bowl game.
Auburn: Here's a quick update on the possibility of Muschamp, Pelini and Ted Roof becoming the new defensive coordinator at Auburn.
Michigan: Per Sam Webb of Michigan Insider, Brady Hoke and Jim Hackett will meet tomorrow at some point before the scheduled 3pm EST team meeting and a "decision on Hoke's future as coach is expected to be delivered at that time".
Kentucky Christian (NAIA): Per source, special teams coordinator Alfred Fields will not return next season.
Ottawa RedBlacks (CFL): Toronto Argonauts assistant Jason Maas is expected to be the RedBlacks' new offensive coordinator according to the Ottawa Citizen.
Buffalo: Newly appointed head coach Lance Leipold will stay with Wisconsin-Whitewater (D-III - WI) until their season ends.
Vanderbilt: Per source, offensive coordinator Karl Dorrell will not return to the team. We'll have a further update at the appropriate time.
South Carolina: Steve Spurrier tells The State he plans on coaching next season and doesn't anticipate letting any coaches go at this time. Spurrier says he might reorganize the staff "in the coming months" and notes that some might find other jobs; but at this time no changes. Read more here.
Troy: Neal Brown's contract will be a four-year deal with a one-year rollover at $660,000 a year. The assistant salary pool will be $1.2 million. Our full write-up from his press conference.
Johnson C. Smith (D-II - NC):Johnson C. Smith is looking to fill a D-II home game on Sept. 12, 2015. Please contact Nick Mata (704) 930-6679 or N.firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Tulsa: The school has announced that head coach Bill Blankenship will not return. Here's what you need to know.
Florida: Scott spoke with a number of coaching contacts this morning. Here's the update.
Tennessee State (FCS): Co-offensive coordinator / receivers coach Mike Jones and running backs coach Larry Williams will not return in 2015, head coach Rod Reed told The Tennessean.
Florida: Last night SB Nation released a report that Hugh Freeze had an offer from the Gators. Florida has released a statement this morning saying that they have "made no job offers to anyone and reports claiming that are false." Here's our take from last night.