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Monday December 5, 2011

Monday December 5, 2011

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Very sad news this morning as we have learned of the passing of Debo Clark of Collegiate Sports Travel after a brief illness. Debo was a pioneer in the team travel industry and is beloved by coaches throughout the country. More information

Jacksonville Jags: For what it's worth, earlier this afternoon, Adam Schefter threw out some "early names" for the Jags job. He said Falcons assistant Mike Mularkey, Mike Sherman and Jay Gruden were all "possible candidates". Pete Prisco of CBS Sports added Jeff Fisher's name as another "possible" candidate. Possible candidates...

Ole Miss: We're told to look for Hugh Freeze to bring tight ends coach / recruiting coordinator Maurice Harris and Tom Allen, linebackers coach, as well. 

Louisiana Lafayette: AD Scott Farmer and head coach Mark Hudspeth met with the media today. Both openly discussed a yet to be finalized raise and extension for Hud. Farmer said the new agreement would make Hud the highest paid coach in the conference. Hud's current salary is $360,000 (not including incentives). Rick Stockstill's comp this past year was reportedly $588,000. Dinner's on Hud next time you see him! 

Fordham: In addition to the Greg Toal info (below), we also have learned that Fordham is speaking with Joe Moglia (Chairman and former CEO of TD Ameritrade, former Grad Assistant at Nebraska, head coach with Virginia and now Omaha UFL teams...and quite possibly the most interesting man in the world). Moglia got his undergrad degree from Fordham. Fordham has spoken with some other very quality coaches as well. We'll keep you posted. 

Hawaii: As reported earlier, Greg McMackin has resigned. He will forego $500,000 of his remaining $1.1 million due him under his contract. Video of McMackin making the announcement

British Columbia (CFL): Head coach Wally Buono has stepped down to become general manager and president of football operations.

Western Michigan: We hear Mike Sabock, running backs / special teams / all around good guy, is retiring. Plenty of golf to be played in Florida we hear. 

Hawaii: Reports are coming in that head coach Greg McMackin will resign tonight. 

2011 Offensive Coordinator of the Year: Kliff Kingsbury has been named the 2011 Offensive Coordinator of the Year presented by SpeedTracs. Click here to read about the prolific season Houston's offense had under Kingsbury. 

University of Wisconsin Stevens Point (DIII): Head coach John Miech has stepped down. Defensive coordinator Tom Journell will take over the head coaching duties effective immediately.

Southeastern LA: We hear there is interest in Mississippi Gulf Coast head coach Steve Campbell. 

Fordham: We have been told that Fordham is meeting with Don Bosco Prep head coach Greg Toal...possibly in an advisory capacity...possibly in a more direct capacity. 

Tulane: In an interesting move, albeit fitting in relation to how this search went, Curtis Johnson will remain active with the Saints through the end of the season (including the playoffs)...splitting time with Tulane. 

Jones County JC (MS): We have been told that head coach Eddie Pierce has resigned. 

Washington State: Dave Emerick has left Arizona to join Mike Leach in an off the field capacity. 

Arizona: As we told you yesterday, Rich Rod has now confirmed, Calvin Magee will serve as offensive coordinator and running backs coach, Tony Gibson will coach the secondary and Tony Dews will coach the receivers. 

Ole Miss: Freeze is expected to also bring Dave Wommack, defensive coordinator at Arkansas State, with him. 

Weber State: Sources tell us John L. Smith will be named the new head coach tomorrow. 

Ole Miss: Hugh Freeze' agreement is four years at $1.5 million per. He can earn up to $1 million per year in incentives. More on this to come.

Tennessee: We have been told that quarterbacks coach Darin Hinshaw has been moved to wide receivers. Jim Chaney will coach the quarterbacks going forward. Running backs is currently open. 

Nike Coach of the Year Clinics: 20 Great clinics nationwide featuring 71 FBS head coaches in January, February and March. See the full schedule here

Colby College (DIII - ME): The Colby College Department of Athletics seeks a full-time head football coach, beginning February 15, 2012. This is an adjunct faculty position with benefits. A secondary responsibility within the Department of Athletics will be added depending on the qualifications of the applicant. Colby is a highly selective private liberal arts college located in central Maine. Bachelor's degree required; master's degree preferred. The candidate should have successful experience as a head coach or substantial experience as an assistant coach. Previous coaching and recruiting experience on the college level is desirable. Send a complete application including a cover letter, resume and three written letters of professional reference to Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

New Mexico: New Mexico State offensive line coach Jason Lenzmeier is joining Bob Davie's staff. 

New Mexico State: We have learned that defensive coordinator Dale Lindsey is retiring due to family reasons. 

Tabor College (NAIA - KS): Tabor College is looking for two football Graduate Assistants (offensive or defensive), responsible for assisting the Head Coach in all phases of the football program. Coaching duties include assisting with practices, games, recruiting, equipment, video, among others. Qualifications include acceptance into graduate school (GPA 2.5 or above), a strong Christian background and character consistent with Tabor College Mission. Yearly benefits include tuition waiver, stipend and a meal plan. Candidate review begins immediately and continues until filled, with expected interviews to be conducted at the AFCA Convention. Tabor is a member of the NAIA, participating in the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference. Send letter of application, resume, and references to or fax to (620) 947-3789 (Attn: Football). No phone calls.

Arkansas State: Running backs coach David Gunn will be the interim head coach for the bowl game. 

Rice: We hear that defensive coordinator Chuck Driesbach and running backs coach Rick LaFavers will not return.

Ole Miss: Sources tell us to expect Hugh Freeze to bring quarterbacks coach Grant Heard, and defensive line coach Chris Kiffin with him from the Arkansas State staff.

Toronto Argonauts (CFL): Chris Jones has been named assistant head coach / defensive coordinator / assistant general manager and Jonathan Himebauch has been appointed offensive coordinator.

Old Dominion: Head coach Bobby Wilder has agreed to a 10 year extension running through 2021.

Eastern Illinois: Boise State's Jeff Choate is on campus today to interview, and Baylor special teams coordinator Dino Babers will be on campus tomorrow. Choate and Babers are the last of the four finalists to interview. Pitt special teams coordinator Randall McCray interviewed during the Panthers bye week November 18th, and Tulane interim head coach Mark Hutson interviewed November 29th.

New Mexico State: We hear defensive line coach Jesse Williams will not return. 

FAU: Carl Pelini plans to meet with the current staff this afternoon and then will make decisions. We are told he'll be brining in a bunch of new faces. 

FAU: Carl Pelini's agreement is five years with base pay of $450,000 per. Pelini's incentives are largely based off of season ticket sales (he can earn a maximum of $200k per year if they sell 24,000 season tickets, $100k if they sell 12,000). He also has some smaller bonus opportunities tied to bowl games ($20k non-BCS, $50k BCS) and winning the conference championship ($20k). 

Ole Miss: Sources tell us Hugh Freeze will meet with his A-State assistants tonight and tomorrow to discuss who he intends to bring to Oxford.

Minnesota Duluth: Former head coach Jim Malosky has passed away. Malosky spent 40 years at Duluth. Please keep his family in your thoughts.

Tulane: A couple of names we hear Curtis Johnson is speaking with about joining the staff include Randy Shannon and Eric Price. 

Ole Miss: Hugh Freeze has been named head coach (watch the video). Freeze has offered the offensive coordinator position to Frank Wilson (LSU running backs coach) who also interviewed for the head coaching position. Wilson is not expected to accept the position. 

Ole Miss: Although our sources confirm he had not formally accepted the offer as of late last night, Hugh Freeze is expected to be named the new head coach today. 

Pikeville (NAIA - KY): Slot receivers coach DeMoreo Ford has resigned. 

Fresno State: Sources tell us that the athletics leadership met Sunday afternoon to discuss candidates. Names that we hear were discussed include Doug Nussmeier (OC at Washington), Steve Mooshagian (HC at Ventura College), Kelly Skipper (Running Backs Oakland Raiders), JD Williams (UNLV) and Jethro Franklin (DL Miami). 

Pitt: We hear Todd Graham has his eyes on Tulsa secondary coach Van Malone.