Wednesday November 28, 2012
Important lesson from last night...coaches should tell their AD before interviewing for another job. Puts you in a bind if you want to accept a new offer; but your existing contract requires that you give notice before interviewing elsewhere.
Eastern Michigan: Sources telling us that offensive coordinator Ken Karcher will not return.
NC State: Multiple sources are reporting that Clemson offensive coordinator Chad Morris interviewed with NC State today.
Auburn: A report from AL.com states that Auburn has already interviewed Charlie Strong. Update>
Colorado: Sources close to Utah State head coach Gary Andersen tell us that he should not be considered a candidate for the Colorado job.
Iowa: Sources tell us that although Greg Davis will return, there is chatter in the profession that Kirk Ferentz might look to bring in a new position coach or two should someone on the staff decide that they might be a better fit somewhere else...
Montreal Alouettes: Noel Thorpe has been hired as defensive coordinator. Thorpe was coaching college ball in Canada at the University of Montreal as the defensive coordinator this past season.
Georgia State: Sources close to the program tell us interviews have begun and to expect more next week. Coaches we've been told Georgia State would like to meet with (or has met with) include Ted Roof, Shane Beamer, Willie Fritz and two other "up and coming stars of the profession". Yep, that's what we're told. A viewer alerted us to the fact that the AJC reported this AM that Willie Fritz has not yet been contacted.
Tennessee: A whole bunch to relay here. A short while ago Jimmy Hyams reported that UT plans to interview several candidates over the next week. Hyams also "reported" that Jon Gruden called off a scheduled meeting with Tennessee that was to be held today. Then, just to keep things interesting, Luther Campbell, yes Uncle Luke, tweeted "Golden to UT". So that's out there. Never a dull day this time of year.
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LSU: As we told you yesterday, and multiple sources are confirming today, Les isn't leaving Baton Rouge. Can't wait to hear what he has to say about all this...
Colorado: Jeff Tedford is not interested in the job according to a report from Kyle Ringo in Colorado.
Iowa: Kirk Ferentz confirmed today at his press conference what we have been hearing all along, that offensive coordinator Greg Davis will return next season.
East Texas Baptist (D-III): Head coach Mark Sartain has resigned.
Colorado: We hear that communication between Colorado and Mark Mangino has been "early stage". Also just saw a note from Bruce Feldman saying that he hears there has been some dialogue with Gary Andersen from Utah State. We'll keep you updated.
Newberry College (D-II - SC): Newberry is seeking to fill an empty date for the 2013 season (September 14th). Looking to play a division II or III opponent, home or away. Those interested please contact associate athletic director Mike Hold at Mike.Hold@Newberry.edu or 803.944.0522.
Langston (NAIA - OK): We hear the situation is fluid. Some of the staff have been let go. We will update...
Montreal Alouettes: Defensive coordinator Jeff Reinebold has been fired.
Colorado: Tom Dienhart is reporting that talks between Colorado and Mark Mangino will continue.
2012 Offensive Line Coach of the Year Finalists
Augustana (D-II - SD): Sources close to the process tell us that both Kalen Deboer and Ed Meierkort are candidates for the head job at Augustana.
Virginia: Running backs coach Mike Faragalli has been let go.
Abilene Christian (FCS - TX): Abilene Christian is looking to fill the following dates for the 2013 football schedule: August 31, September 14, September 21 and November 2. Abilene Christian is in the first year of its transition to Division 1 at the FCS level in the fall of 2013. Please contact Assistant AD John Houser at firstname.lastname@example.org or Athletic Director Jared Mosley at email@example.com if you are interested
Coach Jack Yelton has passed away. Jack coached for many years in the profession and will be missed by many. Please keep his family in your thoughts.