Tuesday November 29, 2011
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Ole Miss: Our sources tell us that the members of the selection committee that met with Kirby Smart were extremely impressed.
Ferris State (D-II - MI): Sources tell us long-time head coach Jeff Pierce will not return.
Ohio State: We hear Stan Drayton will be a part of Urban Meyer's staff.
Larry Porter: We hear Larry Porter has a great offer.
Tulane: Someone will write a book one day about how this search played out...
Northern Michigan (DII): The contract of head coach Bernie Anderson has not been renewed. An announcement on who will serve as Anderson's replacement will come later this week. We also hear that defensive coordinator Randy Awrey will not be retained.
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Washington State: Paul Wulff has been released. Formal announcement to come from the AD shortly.
Penn State: While it's uncertain who Penn State will ultimately hire, in the event they wind up with Dan Mullen our sources tell us Mississippi State would hire Mark Hudspeth without hesitation.
Indianapolis Colts: Defensive coordinator Larry Coyer has been let go. Linebackers coach Mike Murphy has been promoted to defensive coordinator.
Ohio State: Urban's not wasting time. We hear he met for about 20 minutes with every current staff member today with the exception of current offensive coordinator Jim Bollman and defensive coordinator Jim Heacock. We hear both Bollman and Heacock will pursue other opportunities.
Cincinnati: Our sources tell us Butch Jones is highly unlikely to leave.
Clemson: Dabo Swinney said this morning that "about 5" schools have called asking for permission to speak with Chad Morris. He noted that Ohio State isn't one of them. We have heard that Clemson is putting together a nice package to lock Morris up. Swinney added that he wouldn't expect Morris to leave unless it's a BCS head coaching position.
Kansas: Sources tell us Kansas is going to play out quickly.
Ole Miss: It's floating around that Mark Hudspeth has withdrawn. Our sources tell us he never interviewed. We are told that a number of NFL assistants are being considered. Archie Manning and Mike Glenn will not look at Jack Del Rio.
Jacksonville Jaguars: Defensive coordinator Mel Tucker has been named the interim head coach.
UAB: Sources continue to tell us that the local fan support is with John Neal, current defensive backs coach at Oregon who has significant coaching experience at UAB. The AD has told his staff that he would like to have the search completed within 2 weeks. We hear the AD is already setting up interviews with a number of candidates.
Weber State: Sources tell us the AD is aiming high in this search. We have learned that a highly successful former NFL head coach is coming in for a tour tomorrow. [Like this strategy]
Coffeyville CC: We hear Paige Anders, a former Butler assistant, will become the new defensive coordinator and Matt Mattox, current Butler co-offensive coordinator and offensive line coach, will be the new offensive coordinator at Coffeyville.
Jacksonville Jaguars: Chris Mortensen is reporting that Jack Del Rio is out in Jacksonville.
Arkansas State: Athletic director Dr. Dean Lee has stated that any school wanting to contact Hugh Freeze will have to wait until after their game this weekend against Troy.
UAB: Neil Callaway will be paid $360,000 in connection with his release.
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