Tuesday December 23, 2014
Oregon State: Multiple reports have surfaced tonight that Utah defensive coordinator / assistant head coach Kalani Sitake is joining Gary Andersen's staff as defensive coordinator. Kevin Graham, a former reporter in Salt Lake, was the first to report the move and also notes that defensive line coach Ilaisa Tuiaki is close to a deal to join the staff as well. Will update. Update> Per sources, the following are confirmed hires... Sitake (DC), Tuiaki, Derrick Odum (DBs), TJ Woods (OL) and Chad Kauha'aha'a. We should also add that former Wisconsin head strength coach Evan Simon will be the head strength coach here as well.
Virginia Tech: The Hokies have announced that Frank Beamer will coach the Military Bowl from the press box as he recovers from minor throat surgery.
Oberlin (D-III - OH): We hear that the offensive coordinator is open.
VMI: Per source, Tom Clark has resigned from his post at William and Mary as the defensive backs coach / special teams coordinator to become the defensive coordinator at VMI.
Colorado State: Mike Boboo's base salary will be $1.35 million. Also, Bobo stated at his press conference today that he will not coach UGA in the Belk Bowl.
Florida State: Jimbo Fisher and Florida State have agreed to a new eight-year deal that will run through the 2022 season.
Florida: Per Thayer Evans, former Alabama and Michigan offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier is expected to join Jim McElwain's staff in the same role.
Coffeyville CC (KS): Coffeyville CC is looking to hire a video coordinator. Experience with HUDL is a must. Experience coaching a defensive position is a plus. The position offers housing, meals and benefits. If interested, send a resume with references to defensive coordinator Mitchell Pate at email@example.com. No phone calls please.
Northwestern: Former Notre Dame quarterback Tommy Rees has joined the staff as an offensive grad assistant, per source.
Colorado State: Sources tell us to expect Georgia offensive line coach Will Friend to join Mike Bobo's staff in a senior capacity.
Memphis: With Barry Odom heading to Missouri, sources tell us Justin Fuente already has his plan in plan to fill. We hear it won't happen until after the holidays; but look for a promotion to the fill the role. Will update when appropriate.
Jim Harbaugh: We spoke with a number of NFL and college sources today. Here's an update on Harbaugh's future.
Michigan State: With Narduzzi going to Pitt, this presents an interesting dynamic on the Michigan State staff. Sources have told us for quite a while that Narduzzi would love to bring Mike Tressel and / or Harlon Barnett with him...but there is no doubt Mark Dantonio would like to keep both likely with the defensive coordinator title involved. Interesting Christmas Eve talk in East Lansing coming up. Good friends that they are, we expect they will work this out best for all. Will update once more is clear.
Pitt: SI is reporting that although the deal isn't done; "barring any eleventh-hour breakdown" Pat Narduzzi will become the new head coach at Pitt after Christmas. Sources have told us all along that Narduzzi conveyed to Pitt this weekend that he would accept if offered. SI's report sounds like Pitt has decided Pat is the best man for the job. Sources tell us, same as SI has reported, that specific terms have not been agreed to and nothing has been presented that could be signed; but yes, we hear the same that it is headed there. Here's the story.Update> Sources close to the situation tell us that both sides fully expect the deal to be finalized soon enough. Pat Narduzzi will be introduced as head football coach at Pitt after Christmas.
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Marshall: Doc Holliday is working on a new long-term contract to keep him at Marshall, reports Thayer Evans. Chuck McGill, who covers Marshall, adds that the agreement is in principle and will be signed after the first of the year. Holliday was a candidate for the head coaching job at Pitt.
Butler CC (KS): Head coach Troy Morrell, who has led Butler to three national titles and 12 conference titles in 15 years, has announced he will resign effective January 5th, 2015 in order to spend more time with his family and pursue a career in private business. Associate head coach Steve Braet, who has been a part of six national titles at Butler, will take over as interim head coach until a successor is named.
Kansas: Gene Wier, legendary head coach at Olathe North HS (KS), is set to join David Beaty's staff as director of high school relations according to multiple reports. Wier has led the program to six Kansas state titles in a seven year span from 1996-2002.
Missouri: Gabe DeArmond of Missouri's Rivals site is reporting that Memphis defensive coordinator Barry Odom will be the next defensive coordinator on Gary Pinkel's staff. Update > The school has now formally announced the hire.
Florida A&M: Sources tell us that Alex Wood will be named head coach later today. Wood is the former offensive coordinator at Buffalo.
Miami Dolphins: Owner Stephen Ross told the Miami Herald that GM Dennis Hickey will return next season.
El Camino College Compton Center (CC - CA): Head coach Broderick Jackson has announced the following changes to his coaching staff; Art Hoomiratana (offensive coordinator), Sebastian Salceda (QBs), Spencer Phillips (WRs), Dwon Drummer (RBs), Jeremy Bridges (OL), and Ken Shaw (TEs).