Thursday December 5, 2013
Kentucky: We hear tight ends coach Vince Marrow has been promoted and will add the title of recruiting coordinator.
Texas: Texas president Bill Powers provided a statement to the Austin American-Statesman saying Mack Brown is still the Longhorns' head coach and that the school does not have an agreement in place with Nick Saban. Read more here.
McPherson College (NAIA - KS): Newly named head coach Steve Fox has promoted tight ends / running backs coach Justin Van Houten to offensive coordinator and named the following assistants; Adam Dutcher (offensive line / recruiting coordinator), Quadderrick Sanders (defensive line / special teams coordinator), EJ Peterson (co-defensive coordinator / linebackers coach / strength and conditioning coordinator). There are no staff openings at this time.
Ottawa Redblacks (Canada): Sources tell us that Mike Gibson (offensive coordinator) and Mark Nelson (defensive coordinator) are strong candidates to join the staff. Gibson spent ten seasons as the offensive line coach for the Calgary Stampeders, and Nelson previously served as the linebackers coach for the Montreal Alouettes.
Grambling: We understand that Broderick Fobbs will be hiring an entirely new staff.
Wake Forest: The Muncie Star Press is reporting that Wake Forest director of athletic Ron Wellman flew into Muncie earlier today to interview Ball State head coach Pete Lembo.
Central Washington: The head coaching search has been narrowed down to ten prospects. Athletic director Dennis Francois will conduct on campus interviews once the pool is narrowed down to three to five finalists.
Toronto Argonauts (Canada): Tim Burke has accepted the defensive coordinator job. Burke is the former head coach of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
Boise State: University President Bob Kustra has issued a statement, via the Idaho Statesman. “We are fully committed to Coach Petersen remaining at Boise State and, as always, intend to do everything in our power to support him as Boise State’s football coach.” We'll keep you updated.
UCLA: Closing the loop here, Kennedy Pola is officially the new running backs coach at UCLA.
Ottawa Redblacks (Canada): Sources tell us that Rick Campbell will be the first head coach for the expansion franchise.
USC: Washington linebackers coach Peter Sirmon will follow Sark to USC where he will coach the linebackers, according to Washington beat writer Adam Jude.
Sacramento State (FCS): Sources tell us defensive coordinator Anthony Parker and defensive backs coach Steve Roberson have been let go.
McPherson College (NAIA - KS): The school has announced that defensive coordinator Steve Fox has been promoted to head coach. Fox has spent the past two seasons running the defense.
Tennessee-Martin: The search for a new athletic director has been narrowed to four candidates; Robert C. Heller (Central Michigan associate AD), Richard R. Schoeberl (assistant AD at UT-Martin), Julio Freire (UNLV associate AD), and Tim M. Val Alstin (former Western Illinois AD). All candidates will interview by the 17th. Current athletic director Phil Dane is scheduled to retire December 31.
Missouri: On the Mike and Mike show this morning, Gary Pinkel announced that he will be staying at Missouri. "I'll be quite frank, I'm staying at the University of Missouri. I'm a Missouri Tiger."
AFCA:The AFCA Convention is from January 12th - 15th in Indianapolis. To avoid additional on-site fees, please book your prepaid membership, convention fees and meal function tickets by Tuesday December 10th. For more information, visit www.afca.com/convention.