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Saturday December 27, 2014

Saturday December 27, 2014

Michigan: "It's done. Jim Harbaugh is coming to Michigan" says John Bacon who follows Michigan athletics from Ann Arbor.

Colorado Mines (D-II): Per source, New Mexico State offensive coordinator Gregg Brandon will be the new head coach at Colorado Mines.

Michigan State: Mark Dantonio has promoted Harlon Barnett and Mike Tressel to co-defensive coordinator roles. Barnett was also named assistant head coach.

Mississippi State: Cornerbacks coach Deshea Townsend will take over defensive coordinator duties for the Dec. 31 Orange Bowl, Dan Mullen announced Saturday.

Utah: Salt Lake City radio host Hans Olsen tweeted Saturday, "At this point, it is highly unlikely Kyle Whittingham returns as the head coach at the University of Utah." On Friday, the Salt Lake Tribune reported on a growing rift between Whittingham and AD Chris Hill. According to the report, Whittingham was seeking larger contracts for defensive coordinator Kalani Sitake and defensive line coach Ilaisa Tuiaki than Hill was willing to offer. Wittingham is 85-43 as the Utes' head coach and coached at the U since 1994. We'll keep you updated as the story develops.

Clemson: Athletics director Dan Radakovich said Saturday that the Tigers plan to announce some staff raises after Monday's bowl game, but they may not use all of the $1.3 million salary left behind by Chad Morris.