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Sunday November 25, 2012

Sunday November 25, 2012

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Arkansas: Richard Davenport reported tonight that Jeff Long met with the players at a 9pm meeting and told them his timetable to have a new coach in place is "10-14 days". 

Colorado: Bruce Feldman just reported that Jon Embree has been let go. Update> We have confirmed. 

Olivet Nazarenne (NAIA - IL): Olivet Nazarene University is seeking to fill the position of Defensive Coordinator. Qualified candidates will have experience in developing and implementing a weekly defensive game plan, possess communication and organizational skills that will allow for effective recruiting of student athletes and will display an active and growing faith in Jesus Christ with a desire to mentor and lead spiritual development through athletics. Those interested can email a letter of interest with resume to head coach Brian Fish at No phone calls please.

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Boston College: Frank Spaziani has been let go. More to come...

UTEP: We have learned that both defensive coordinator Andre Patterson and Sam Houston State head coach Willie Fritz plan to interview this week for the head coaching position at UTEP. 

Purdue: The local Rivals site for Purdue is reporting that Danny Hope has been let go. We have not confirmed. Will update. Update> We have confirmed this information. Danny Hope will receive a $600,000 buyout. Receivers coach Patrick Higgins will serve as interim head coach for the bowl game and the rest of the assistants will remain in place through the bowl game. 

NC State: We have confirmed that representatives from from NC State have spoken with Mike Leach about their head coaching position. Further, multiple sources tell us the search is focused (at least initially) on sitting (or former) head coaches. Will update... 

Albany State (D-II - GA): Sad news to share. Longtime sports information director Edythe Bradley passed away last night at the age of 47. Please keep her extended family in your thoughts. 

Auburn: Gene Chizik has been informed that he will not return. Here's what you need to know. According to John Zenor of the AP, the total buyout for Chizik and the staff (who are all being released as well) will cost Auburn $11 million. 

NC State: We have confirmed that Tom O'Brien has been let go. More to come... Update> The University has now announced the same. AD Debbie Yow will speak at 5pm ET. OC Dana Bible will serve as interim head coach for their bowl game and all of the assistants have been retained through the bowl game as well.