Monday December 17, 2012
26 FBS head coaching positions have opened so far this year. 3 remain open.
Kent State: Former Arkansas defensive coordinator Paul Haynes will be named head coach at Kent State tomorrow. We have learned that Haynes interviewed today and impressed so much the offer was made and accepted. Haynes coached the safeties for Ohio State from 2005-2011. Haynes played at Kent State and later coached there as well.
Western Michigan: Western not only confirmed the hire, they shared with us that P.J.'s wife Tracie went into labor today!Update> Healthy baby girl! Mom and daughter are both doing well...dad too!
Texas A&M Kingsville: Defensive coordinator David Calloway has been named head coach. The LSC guys have the story.
Temple: With recruiting in a dead period, Matt Rhule will split time with the Giants and building his staff at Temple.
St. John's (D-III - MN): St. John's has named three finalists for their head coaching position. Defensive line coach / recruiting coordinator Gary Fasching, Eden Prarie HS (MN) head coach Mike Grant, and former Carleton College head coach Kurt Ramler will all interview this week. Each of the candidates are St. John's graduates.
Arkansas: Defensive line coach Charlie Partridge will make $350,000 at Arkansas. Made about $240,000 at Wisconsin last year. Contract runs through June 2014.
Texas: Offensive quality control Blair Peterson will coach the running backs through the Alamo Bowl.
Missouri: Gary Pinkel has now confirmed that Josh Henson will be offensive coordinator and Andy Hill to quarterbacks / associate head coach. Pinkel is looking outside of the staff for a receivers coach.
Western Michigan: P.J. Fleck will be named head coach at Western Michigan according to the Kalamazoo Gazette. Fleck is currently the receivers coach with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Fleck formerly coached the receivers at both NIU and Rutgers. We have confirmed.
Texas A&M Commerce: Offensive coordinator Dan Lounsbury has announced his retirement.
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UC Davis: Former Cal running backs coach Ron Gould has been named head coach.
San Jose State: We have learned that San Diego head coach Ron Caragher will be named head coach at San Jose State later today. Here's The Scoop on Caragher to San Jose State.
Texas A&M Kingsville (D-II): Sources tell us head coach Bo Atterberry will not return.
NC State: Wisconsin tight ends / special teams Eddie Faulkner has been hired by Dave Doeren as special teams / tight ends & fullbacks.
Cornell: Head coach Kent Austin has resigned. Headed to Canada. Look for Austin to be named head coach and GM of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats today.
Northeastern Oklahoma A&M (JC): Sources tell us Trinity Valley CC offensive coordinator Sherard Poteete has accepted the head coaching job at NEO.