Tuesday December 30, 2014

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Tuesday December 30, 2014

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Atlanta Falcons: The Falcons will interview Rex Ryan next week according to the New York Daily News.

LSU: LSU has offered John Chavis a three-year contract (including a $30,000 raise...yes $30k) with a clause that would terminate the deal after six months should Les Miles leave the school, as well as a different two-year contract without the so-called "Les clause," according to Ross Dellenger of the Baton Rouge Advocate.

Southern Miss: Former UAB strength coach Zac Woodfin is expected to soon be named Southern Miss' head strength coach according to Jason Munz of the Hattiesburg American.

Texas A&M: Nola.com is reporting that LSU defensive coordinator John Chavis is still being heavily pursued by Kevin Sumlin. We had heard a few weeks ago that Chavis initially rebuffed Sumlin's overtures, but as Scott said on ESPN Radio this morning, we heard that Chavis and Sumlin spoke again yesterday. We expect this to play out in the next few days.

Jaguars: Offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch will not return the team has announced.

Harbaugh: Jim Hackett stated at the press conference that Harbaugh has a seven year agreement paying him $5 million per year (10% bump after year 3 and year 5). Hackett noted that he has agreed that a year from now he will consider adding additional deferred compensation "based on market factors". Harbaugh does have a $2 million signing bonus and other far smaller customary bonuses.

Our column on Harbaugh's press conference.

Michigan: Per source, Jim Hackett agreed to give Jim Harbaugh complete control over Michigan football including all support staff including communications, administrative, travel, operations, etc... Sources tell us Harbaugh intends to implement significant changes. John Bacon adds this morning, that per Hackett, Harbaugh's salary will be $5 million plus incentives.

Oakland Raiders: Former Browns head coach, and current Eagles offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur has been granted permission, and will interview for the head coaching job in Oakland according to Eagles beat writer Tim McManus.

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Nebraska: As expected,NY Giants quarterbacks coach Danny Langsdorf is reuniting with Mike Riley at Nebraska where he will be the offensive coordinator for the Huskers. Langsdorf previously served as Riley's offensive coordinator at Oregon State. Mike Garafolo was the first to put word out today of the move.

New York Jets: Per Adam Schefter, the Jets have requested interviews with Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator Todd Bowles, Seattle Seahawks assistant head coach Tom Cable, Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak, San Diego Chargers offensive coordinator Frank Reich, and Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn.

Nebraska Kearney (D-II): Austin College (D-III - TX) defensive coordinator / secondary coach / strength and conditioning coordinator Jake Willrich has been hired to coach the linebackers and coordinate the specials teams.

Pitt: Pat Narduzzi is starting to build his staff. Here's our update on where his search for an offensive and defensive coordinator currently stand.

Rex Ryan: Per source, Ryan's desire is to remain in coaching, but the New York Post is reporting that the former Jets head coach is interviewing for a possible analyst role with ESPN in the case that he doesn't land another head coaching job.

Atlanta Falcons: The Falcons have requested permission to interview Detroit Lions defensive coordinator Teryl Austin, Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase, New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, and Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn, per Adam Schefter.

Please join us in praying for former Northwestern, Purdue, Minnesota and Missouri assistant Michael Wynn, who passed away recently. Our prayers are with his family.