Wednesday December 8, 2010
Miami: A reporter in Miami is promoting that "Nebraska has granted permission for Miami to speak with Bo Pelini". Seems like just about every coach in the state of Nebraska has called, text'd or emailed us asking if this is true. Bo Pelini is not the next head coach at Miami.
Vanderbilt: The Washington Post is now reporting that Vanderbilt is down to Stanford assistant Greg Roman and Maryland offensive coordinator James Franklin. That's an interesting development from this morning when we talked to a source close to the situation.
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Florida: AD Jeremy Foley says Florida has not offered the job to anyone. He made a point the new coach "has to be a fit" to the University of Florida. Foley says the search should take 2 or 2-and-a-half weeks. "I have not contacted anybody."
UL-Lafayette: Our sources tell us that ULL has interviewed LSU special teams coordinator Joe Robinson for the head coaching position. From what we understand, ULL will likely take several more days before making a hire.
Arkansas State: We are hearing that head coach Hugh Freeze intends to keep offensive line coach Darren Hiller.
Wayland Baptist University: New Mexico Military Institute head coach Jeff Lynn has accepted the head coaching job at Wayland Baptist University.
MidAmerica Nazarene University (Kansas): We have learned that former NY Giants wide receiver Mark Collins will not return as defensive backs coach. Our source tells us Collins has accepted another position. MNU will not be hiring a replacement for this position.
Kent State: Rivals is reporting that South Florida offensive coordinator Todd Fitch will interview this weekend with Kent State for the head coaching job.
Pikeville College: Bell Country HS (KY) head coach Dudley Hilton accepted the head coaching job at Pikeville College:
Northern Colorado: We hear Northern Colorado has talked with Mike Breske (Montana – defensive coordinator), Bob Stitt (Colorado School of Mines – head coach), John Wristen (Colorado State Pueblo – head coach), Earnest Collins Jr (Alcorn State – head coach), and Bill O’Boyle (Chadron State – head coach). Our source tells us more formal interviews will take place with these candidates.
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Florida: Multiple sources are reporting that Urban Meyer has decided to step down at Florida. Press conference will be tonight.
Clemson: Clemson President James Barker has announced that Terry Don Phillips will remain as the athletic director.
North Carolina Central: We hear that South Carolina State wide receivers coach Howard Feggins will interview today for the head coaching job at North Carolina Central.
Kentucky Christian University: We hear former NFL wide receiver Mike Furrey has accepted the head coaching job.
Furman: We have confirmed the job has not been offered to any candidate as of 10 am EST.
Shippensburg University: We have just learned that Mark Maciejewski has accepted the head coaching job. Maciejewski served as the defensive backs coach / assistant head coach this past season at Shippensburg.
Kent State: We hear West Virginia offensive coordinator Jeff Mullen interviewed for the head coaching job.
Furman: We have now learned that Furman plans to hire either Robbie Caldwell, Bruce Fowler, or Bob Shoop as head coach. Also, former head coach Bobby Lamb is interested in the head coaching job at Gardner-Webb, but has not had a formal interview with administrators at Gardner-Webb.
North Texas: We have confirmed that Dan McCarney has hired Western Kentucky defensive coordinator Clint Bowen for the same position.
Duquesne University: Head coach Jerry Schmitt has agreed to a 3-year contract extension through 2014.
Delaware State: Our sources tell us Hamilton Tiger-Cats (CFL) offensive coordinator Mike Gibson is interested in the job.
Kentucky: We have reached out the multiple sources, but have yet to confirm if Joker Phillips is interested in hiring Randy Shannon to run the Kentucky defense.