Monday January 7, 2013
Syracuse: Defensive coordinator Scott Shafer will be the next head coach per Bruce Feldman. Nathaniel Hackett will remain on as offensive coordinator according to ESPN's Brett McMurphy.
Nevada: The school has officially announced Brian Polian as its next head coach.
Delaware (FCS): Head coach K.C. Keeler has been let go. Will update.
Purdue: Sources tell us Greg Hudson has accepted the defensive coordinator role at Purdue.
Buffalo Bills: Sources tell us the Bills have requested permission to speak with Mike Pettine of the Jets for their defensive coordinator position.
Syracuse: A couple of more names we're hearing that are expected to have an opportunity include Jack Bicknell Jr. (Chiefs), Paul Alexander (Bengals) and Jim Turner (Dolphins).
Texas A&M Commerce (D-II): McNeese State associate athletic director Randy Ivey has been named AD at A&M Commerce.
Kent State: Sources tell us that former Western Michigan secondary coach Amp Campbell is joining the staff at Kent State and will coach the defensive backs.
Western Michigan: PJ Fleck is doing some serious interviewing. He might have 15 guys lined up for today. Impressive.
Northern Illinois: New Mexico State receivers coach R. Todd Littlejohn will interview for the defensive backs job.
UC Davis: We hear that defensive backs / special teams coordinator Jeff Copp has been retained.
Tennessee: Former player Terry Fair will join Butch Jones' staff in a quality control position.
Louisiana Tech: We hear that Ronny Bradford, former NFL special teams and defensive backs coach, will join the staff.
Western Michigan: Sources tell us P.J. Fleck has hired Rutgers recruiting assistant Jessica Larmony to be his director of internal affairs.