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Tuesday December 4, 2012

Tuesday December 4, 2012

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USC: Lane Kiffin said earlier today that Ed Orgeron's new title will be assistant head coach / recruiting coordinator / defensive line. 

Auburn: Jay Jacobs (AD) says Gus Malzahn will have a five year agreement at $2.3 million per year. 

Georgia State: Trent Miles will have four Indiana State coaches join him on the staff at Georgia State (reported in the AJC and confirmed by us). Jesse Minter (defensive coordinator), PJ Volker (linebackers), Shannon Jackson (defensive line) and Harold Etheridge (offensive line). Sources tell us there is a good possibility that Jeff Jagodzinski joins the staff as offensive coordinator but that has not been finalized at this time. 

Tulsa: Athletic director Ross Parmley has been fired. 

Sioux Falls (D-II - SD): Sources tell us head coach Jed Stugart plans to fill the defensive coordinator position internally. 

Alabama: Sources tell us Kirby Smart agreed to a new agreement today with Alabama after receiving an offer from Auburn. Will update with details once they are made public. 

Purdue: Sources close to the situation tell us that Kent State head coach Darrell Hazell is expected to be the next head coach at Purdue. The deal is expected to be finalized tonight. Update> We've seen a report that the deal has stalled. We have not confirmed. Further Update> Bruce Feldman of CBS Sports is now confirming our original report that Hazell is expected to be named head coach. 

Boston College: SI just reported that Temple head coach Steve Addazio will be named head coach at Boston College. We have now confirmed the hire. Team meetings ongoing now. Here's what you need to know.

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West Virginia State (D-II): West Virginia State has hired Sioux Falls (S.D.) defensive coordinator Jon Anderson as its head coach. 

Auburn: AStateNation is reporting that Gus Malzahn has now accepted the head coaching job at Auburn. We have confirmed. Here's what you need to know.

Arkansas: Yahoo Sports has broken news that Bret Bielema has accepted the head job at Arkansas. We have confirmed the hire. Bielema told his staff about one hour ago and we are told he did not make any promises about going down to Arkansas with him. Here's what you need to know.

UConn: Athletic director Warde Manuel said today that Paul Pasqualoni will return; but added that changes will be made. We'll keep you posted. 

Baylor: Multiple sources are reporting that Art Briles has agreed to an extension at Baylor. ESPN has confirmed. 

Pretty good day for Bob Diaco. This morning he was announced as FootballScoop Defensive Coordinator of the Year, this afternoon he won the Broyles Award. 

Auburn: Sources close to the situation tell us Auburn's interest in Kirby Smart is very sincere. This one could play very soon. Update> Multiple sources tell us Auburn is working on an agreement with Kirby. Will update...

Boston College: Mark Blaudschun reports that BC is down to three finalists: Bob Diaco, New Orleans Saints offensive line coach Aaron Kromer and Ball State head coach Pete Lembo. We have not confirmed this report. Update> Sources tell us Pete Lembo should not be considered a finalist. 

Oakland Raiders: Head coach Dennis Allen's father has passed away. Please keep their famiy in your prayers. 

Kentucky: Mark Stoops will meet with Texas Tech offensive coordinator Neal Brown today. 

UCLA: FoxSports has reported what we've been telling you guys all along...that Jim Mora isn't leaving UCLA. Fox says he declined interview requests from both Tennessee and Auburn. 

West Viriginia State (D-II): Look for West Virginia State to announce their new head coach later today. We will update once it's public. 

Colorado: Sources tell us Colorado's offer to Butch Jones was six years, $15 million...fully guaranteed! 

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Butch Jones: Sources close to the situation tell us that Jones was very impressed with the visit he had with Colorado yesterday. However, he remains undecided at this point. Jones will meet with the media for the Belk Bowl press conference at 1pm ET. We believe that it is very possible that Jones could announce his decision at that time. Update> We are told no "job discussion" at the Bowl presser. Look for a decision later tonight...or possibly tomorrow.

South Florida: Fox Sports is reporting that Houston Nutt will interview for the head coaching job. Sources tell us that there is tremendous interest in this job.

Langston University (NAIA - OK): Langston University is looking to fill 4 football Graduate Assistant positions (receivers, linebackers, defensive backs and film specialist) for the 2013 football season. Head Coach Dwone Sanders is seeking disciplined and knowledgeable candidates with coaching aspirations. Those selected for these positions will be working under a dedicated staff with Division I-Football coaching experience. Included in the Graduate Assistant package are tuition costs, as well as room and board. Please have a copy of GRE test results, as well as official undergraduate transcripts ready to submit to Coach Sanders. Please email resumes to Sports Information Director Daniel Garrett at: Coach Sanders will contact qualified applicants as resumes are submitted.

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Mass Maritime Academy (D-III): Mass Maritime, located on Cape Cod, is looking for a scrimmage for the upcoming 2013 season. They have a week 1 bye so dates are flexible and are willing to play a D2 or D3 program. If interested, please contact Head Football Coach Jeremy Cameron via email, or phone, 508-830-5072.