Sunday October 30, 2016
Denver Broncos: Defensive coordinator Wade Phillips was involved in a sideline collision and has been taken to the hospital for further evaluation. Broncos spokeman Patrick Smyth notes that coach Phillips is "alert and has movement in all extremeties." Linebackers coach Reggie Herring has stepped in and is sending in plays. Update:Phillips has been released from the hospital and is expected back at work tomorrow, a team spokesman has announced.
ACC: The ACC has fined Jimbo Fisher and Pat Narduzzi $20,000 and $5,000, respectively, for comments about officiating following their teams' games.
Western Carolina: Defensive coordinator Dustin Landry has been let go, the school has announced.
Missouri: Barry Odom told reporters yesterday, following their 35-21 loss to Kentucky, that he had taken over the defensive play calling duties heading into the game, and that he plans to "continue in that role."
FIU: According to Dan Wolken, FIU athletic director Pete Garcia has "legitimate interest in Butch Davis". Davis is the former head coach at Miami (FL), and North Carolina, as well as the Cleveland Browns.
Boston College: Defensive coordinator Jim Reid didn't make the trip to NC State, and the Boston Herald reports that he was taken by ambulance from BC on Friday after an undisclosed medical condition. Defensive line coach Paul Pasqualoni served as defensive coordinator in his absence and will continue to serve as interim defensive coordinator until Reid returns.
Chicago Bears: Ian Rapoport is reporting that the Bears brass have "begun a full examination of the football operation from top to bottom" after a 1-6 start to the season, and an outside consultant has been called in. Head coach John Fox has two years left of a four-year deal, and GM Ryan Pace has three years left on a five-year deal, and both deals are fully guaranteed, according to Rapoport.
Ripon (D-III - WI): Ripon College is accepting applicants for an associate football coach. This is a full-time position with benefits. Minimum qualifications: Bachelor's degree required, minimum 2 years football coaching experience at the college level, successful recruiting experience. Master's degree preferred. Duties include, but are not limited to, coaching and serving as the Director of Football and football equipment operations. Other duties include recruiting qualified student athletes, use of recruiting software, camp operations, scouting, film breakdown, video exchange and associated software, developing community support for the program, monitoring academic progress of student-athletes. Qualified applicants are required to electronically submit a letter of application, current resumes, and a list of three professional references (with name, email, and telephone number) to Athletic Director Julie Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LSU: Athletic director Joe Alleva explains the 8 criteria he's looking for in LSU's next head coach.
Les Miles: Les told Ross Dellenger of the Baton Rouge Advocate he has hired Trace Armstrong to represent him in his search for the next job. "I'm fighting like heck to win a championship at another place," he said. Armstrong currently represents Urban Meyer, Brian Kelly, Tom Herman, and James Franklin among other top coaches in the profession.
Florida State: We'll have a note about the ACC fining Jimbo Fisher at some point soon because he went in on the officiating following his club's loss to Clemson last night.