Sunday December 6, 2015
FAU: Per source, offensive coordinator Brian Wright will not return.
USC: As we reported was coming, the USC coaches let go today (Justin Wilcox, Chris Wilson, Bob Connelly and Keith Heyward - see below) will not coach the Trojans in their bowl game. Clay Helton noted tonight that all other coaches are staying on, and that next season he will not call offensive plays and wants to focus on being the head coach and CEO of the team.
Eastern Kentucky: Chip Lindsey has turned down the offer to be the new head coach at EKU today per multiple local reports.
Georgia: Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema noted today that Kirby Smart called and asked permission to speak with Razorback offensive coordinator Dan Enos, but Enos has a no-compete clause in his contract that says he can't leave Arkansas for a non-head coaching job in the SEC.
Penn State: James Franklin noted today that quarterbacks coach Ricky Rahne is handling the offensive coordinator duties for bowl game prep and that he hopes to have the OC position filled in the next week or two.
USC: Clay Helton is making a number of changes to his coaching staff. Defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox, offensive line coach Bob Connelly, defensive backs coach Keith Heyward and defensive line coach Chris Wilson have been let go according to multiple reports. Tee Martin, Marques Tuiasasopo and Peter Sirmon will reportedly stay on. Will update when more is clear.
Michigan: Greg Mattison will serve as defensive coordinator for the Citrus Bowl.
Washington: Jeff Choate will stay on with the Huskies through the Heart of Dallas Bowl. Quality control Bush Hamdan will serve as interim wide receivers coach.
LSU: Les Miles said Sunday night, "I have contemplated no changes at this point in personnel."
Rutgers: Rutgers will introduce new head coach Chris Ash at a 1:30 p.m. press conference Monday.
Georgia: Nick Saban said Sunday Kirby Smart will handle Georgia business "for the next week or so" and then return to Tuscaloosa for Cotton Bowl prep.
South Carolina: 247 is reporting the Auburn offensive analyst Bobby Bentley is expected to join Muschamp's staff at South Carolina as an offensive assistant. Sources tell us the same. Bentley went 119-54 in two different stints as the head coach at Byrnes HS (SC), collecting four state titles there. JC Shurburtt is also now reporting the same as we had yesterday, that Kurt Roper is being targeted as offensive coordinator.
Houston: By winning the American Athletic Conference Championship last night, Tom Herman earned a $200,000 raise to $3 million annually over the course of his newly signed five-year deal, per the Houston Chronicle.
Georgia: Kirby Smart has now been officially announced as the new head coach at UGA. AD Greg McGarity notes in the official release that he believes that "Kirby Smart is the perfect fit for the University of Georgia." Smart will make $3.75 million a year on a 6-year deal.
South Carolina: As we reported last night, multiple Auburn media outlets are now confirming that Auburn defensive backs coach Travaris Robinson will join Will Muschamp's staff as defensive coordinator.
Rutgers: New Rutgers head coach Chris Ash will coach Ohio State in their bowl game, per Bill Greene of Scout. Update>> Urban Meyer has confirmed that Ash will stay with the Buckeyes through the Fiesta Bowl.
Georgia: Kirby Smart will officially be approved as Georgia's new head coach at a 12:30pm athletic board executive committee meeting today, according to multiple reports.
South Carolina: SI is reporting that a deal, while not done yet, is being completed with Will Muschamp to be the next head coach of the Gamecocks. As we reported Saturday, sources tell FootballScoop that Muschamp plans to offer a senior staff position to Travaris Robinson (Auburn defensive backs). More on the hire here. Update> The hire is now official.
New Mexico State: Per source, assistant head coach / cornerbacks R. Todd Littlejohn will not return.
Clemson: Steve Berkowitz of USA Today relayed last night that following their win, each Clemson assistant coach has now earned $60,000 in bonuses this season.