Posted by: Chris Vannini on Monday November 28, 2016
UC Davis: Former Boise State and Colorado head coach Dan Hawkins has been named head coach at UC Davis. Hawkins had previously agreed to become the offensive coordinator at FIU. Hawkins is a former UC Davis player and began his career there in 1983. He led Boise from 2001-05 and Colorado from 2006-10. He coached with the Montreal Alouettes in 2013, but was dismissed after a 2-3 start. Since then, he's coached in Austria and with the US National Team.
Houston: Per the Houston Chronicle, UH coaches who will remain on staff through the bowl game include interim head coach Todd Orlando, offensive coordinator Major Applewhite, co-defensive coordinator / safeties coach Craig Naivar, running backs coach Kenith Pope and wide receivers coach Darrell Wyatt.
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Fresno State: Jeff Tedford will not retain any assistants nor from the previous staff.
UConn: Tight ends coach Frank Verducci will move to a non-coaching position. Verducci spent two years on staff and was demoted from offensive coordinator earlier this season. Bob Diaco will now look for a new offensive coordinator.
Purdue: Director of sports performance Duane Carlisle will not return, according to his Twitter account. Carlisle had been on staff since 2011.
Florida International: Interim defensive coordinator / linebackers coach Bobby Babich has been retained by Butch Davis as defensive backs coach, and running backs coach Tim Harris Jr. has been retained in the same role. Babich just finished his first year on staff, while Harris finished his second.
Alderson Broaddus (WV): Offensive coordinator Kirk Campbell has been promoted to head coach. Campbell has been on staff for five seasons.
Baylor: The Dallas Morning News’ Bill Nichols has tweeted, “To clarify, Chad Morris still in negotiations w/ Baylor, original deal not rejected.”
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Minnesota: Head coach Tracy Claeys and staff will receive contract extensions in the next couple of weeks, according to 247Sports' Minnesota site. The Gophers went 8-4 in Claeys' first full season as full-time head coach. AD Mark Coyle said in a release that he and Claeys are discussing plans for moving the program forward.
Liberty: Former Baylor athletic director Ian McCaw has been named AD at Liberty. McCaw was at Baylor from 2003-2016, before resigning amid the sexual assault scandal.
Baylor: Interim head coach Jim Grobe says he doesn’t plan to coach next season. Grobe is 64 years old. The Bears began this season 6-0, but have lost five straight.
Union (KY): Offensive coordinator / associate head coach Andre Linn has been promoted to head coach. Linn has spent 16 seasons on staff, including three as offensive coordinator.
LSU: Defensive coordinator Dave Aranda has accepted a new 3-year contract, according to ESPN, which adds that it hasn’t officially been signed yet. Terms are not available. Aranda’s 2016 salary was $1.2 million, and he just finished the first year of a 3-year deal. The Advocate reports the new deal includes a raise and the title of associate head coach.
UMass: Athletic director Ryan Bamford tells the Daily Hampshire Gazette that Mark Whipple is “absolutely the guy” to continue to lead the program. Whipple is 9-27 in his second stint as head coach, including 2-10 this year.
Sacramento State: Per source, offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Paul Peterson will not return. Peterson had been on staff since 2012.
Dartmouth: Quarterbacks coach Chris Rorke, running backs coach Chad Nice and tight ends coach Kyle Metzler have been dismissed. In addition, offensive coordinator / offensive line coach Keith Clark will only coach the offensive line moving forward.
Cornell: Per source, offensive line coach Roy Istvan will not return. Istvan spent three seasons on staff.
FAU: Charlie Partridge’s buyout is more than $1 million, but it drops to around $200,000 if he takes another job, according to the Sun Sentinel. Per source, the school will use DHR International in its search.
Nevada: Brian Polian’s buyout is $525,000, according to the Reno Gazette-Journal.
Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.