Posted by: Chris Vannini on Sunday November 27, 2016

San Jose State: Per source, head coach Ron Caragher will not return. Caragher went 19-30 in four seasons, including two six-win seasons and one bowl win in 2015, but went 4-8 this year. Read more here.

Texas: None of Charlie Strong’s assistants will be retained by Tom Herman, according to 247Sports. 

Alabama: Asked about reports linking Lane Kiffin and other jobs, Nick Saban said Sunday, “He hasn't mentioned it to me, and I'm sure he would if there is something out there."

Nevada: Head coach Brian Polian will not return next season. He went 23-27 in four years. Read more here.

Oregon: In a statement, AD Rob Mullens says he will now evaluate all aspects of the football program, which includes a meeting with Mark Helfrich in the coming days.

Texas: Houston defensive line / assistant head coach Oscar Giles, tight ends / fullbacks coach Corby Meekins, cornerbacks coach / special teams coordinator Jason Washington and recruiting director Derek Chang will join Tom Herman at Texas, according to ESPN and 247Sports. The three coaches spent two years at UH, while Chang spent one year and previously worked at the Longhorn Network. In addition, Sports Illustrated reports Houston co-defensive coordinator / safeties coach Craig Naivar and head strength coach Yancy McKnight will also join Texas.

Nebraska: Special teams coordinator Bruce Read has been dismissed. Read spent two years on staff and previously worked with Mike Riley at Oregon State for six years. Keep track of open FBS assistant jobs here.

UCLA: Offensive coordinator Kennedy Polamalu will not return next season. Polamalu had been on staff since 2014 and just finished his first year as offensive coordinator. The Bruins were No. 96 in scoring this year. 

Oregon: Mark Helfrich says he spoke with AD Rob Mullens on the phone this morning, and the two will meet mid-week. He added that, if he returns, he doesn't expect to make staff changes.

LSU: Special teams coordinator Bradley Dale Peveto will not return, according to The Advocate. Peveto spent the last three years on staff, his second stint at LSU. His contract expires in March.

Florida Atlantic: Charlie Partridge has been dismissed, CoachingSearch has confirmed. Partridge went 9-27 in three seasons, including three 3-9 records. Read more here.

Fresno State: The Fresno Bee reports former UC Davis head coach Ron Gould will have a spot on Jeff Tedford’s staff. Gould was Tedford’s running backs coach at Cal. The paper adds that Florida running backs coach Tim Skipper “is believed to be a top candidate” for the Fresno State staff.

Notre Dame: Brian Kelly released a statement overnight, saying, "I felt that I was clear with the media following yesterday's game at USC when I was asked about my desire to be back as the head football coach at Notre Dame, but in light of media reports that surfaced afterward, let me restate my position. I have not been, am not, and will not be interested in options outside of Notre Dame. I'm fully committed to leading this program in the future." 

McMaster University (Canada): Interim head coach Greg Knox has been named full-time head coach. Knox became interim head coach in May and went 6-2 this year, his first season on staff.

Texas: Houston offensive line coach Derek Warehime will follow Tom Herman to Texas, according to ESPN’s Sam Khan Jr. Warehime has spent two years at Houston and was previously the tight ends coach at New Mexico for two years.

Florida State: President John Thrasher tells that Jimbo Fisher’s contract will be “strengthened” after this season.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Saturday November 26, 2016

Oregon: The school has made preparations for a coaching search and officials are "coming to terms with the necessity" of dismissing Mark Helfrich, though it hasn’t happened yet, according to USA Today. Helfrich's buyout would be $11.6 million. It was reported earlier in the week that Oregon had gauged the potential interest of several coaches. 

Colorado: Mike MacIntyre will receive a $100,000 bonus for winning the Pac-12 South, per USA Today.

Georgia State: Georgia defensive coordinator Mel Tucker is a candidate for the Georgia State head coaching job, according to USA Today’s Dan Wolken. Keep track of the latest on our Georgia State updates page.

Oregon: After losing to Oregon State to finish 4-8, Mark Helfrich said he doesn’t yet have a meeting scheduled with AD Rob Mullens, but said, "Nobody's job is safe in college football … but that's for somebody else to decide."

Notre Dame: Brian Kelly said after Saturday’s loss to USC, “Absolutely, I’ll be back,” but added that everything is on the table with his staff. Notre Dame went 4-8 this year. However, Yahoo Sports' Pat Forde reports Kelly has reached out through representatives to explore other coaching options. 

Michigan State: Mark Dantonio said after Saturday’s 45-12 loss to Penn State that he’s not planning to make any changes to the staff. MSU went 3-9 this year. 

LSU: Defensive line coach Pete Jenkins will remain on Ed Orgeron’s staff in the same role, according to The Advocate. The 75-year-old Jenkins came out of retirement and joined the staff when Orgeron became interim head coach. 

Penn State: James Franklin will receive a $250,000 bonus for reaching the Big Ten championship game, per USA Today.

Texas: Houston assistant AD for football operations Fernando Lovo is expected to follow Tom Herman to Texas, according to the Austin American-Statesman. Lovo has been at UH for two years and was previously a football operations coordinator for three years at Ohio State. 

Ole Miss: Defensive coordinator Dave Wommack will retire after the 2016 season. Wommack has coached for 38 years and been at Ole Miss for five years. Other stops in his career included Georgia Tech, Arkansas, Southern Miss, UNLV and more. Keep track of open FBS assistant jobs here.

Texas: Tom Herman will receive a 5-year contract at more than $5 million annually, according to The Austin American-Statesman. 

Houston: Defensive coordinator Todd Orlando will serve as interim head coach. ESPN reports Houston will use a search firm for its search.

LSU: Ed Orgeron says he is "confident" defensive coordinator Dave Aranda will remain on staff after talking this morning. Orgeron also says interim offensive coordinator Steve Ensminger will remain on staff. Read more from Orgeron here.

Western Michigan: Athletic director Kathy Beauregard tweets, “PJ Fleck has not talked to any teams. He is committed to the WMU Broncos and preparing for the MAC Championship game.” Bruce Feldman adds there has been no contact between Fleck’s representatives and Purdue.

Texas: Tom Herman will be named head coach at Texas, according to ESPN's Heather Dinich. Read more here.

LSU: Ed Orgeron’s salary is expected to be between $3-4 million and will be a 5-year deal, according to The Advocate. Les Miles was paid $4.3 million. 

Texas: Charlie Strong has officially been dismissed. He finished 16-21 in three seasons. 

NC State: The school has announced Dave Doeren will return next season. Doeren is 24-26 in four seasons, but beat North Carolina on Friday to reach a third straight bowl game.

Baylor: North Carolina head coach Larry Fedora is “a prime target for Baylor,” according to Yahoo Sports’ Pat Forde. 

Texas: The Austin American-Statesman’s Kirk Bohls reports “it could take $6 million a year” for Tom Herman to agree to a deal at Texas, adding that Herman's representatives gave that same figure to LSU and LSU said no.

LSU: Ed Orgeron will be named the permanent head coach at LSU, according to The Advocate. LSU has scheduled a press conference for 1 p.m. ET. The paper adds that Tom Herman called at 5 a.m., leaning Texas, so LSU made their decision. Orgeron also has coordinator plans. Read more here.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Friday November 25, 2016

Texas: reports Texas intermediaries have “attempted to gauge the interest” of Jimbo Fisher, John Harbaugh and Dabo Swinney. 

Oregon:’s Chip Brown reports Phil Knight met with Tom Herman last week, but 247Sports reports Herman prefers other opportunities. 247 also reports Oregon gauged the interest of Gary Patterson, but he’s expected to stay at TCU.

Texas: Charlie Strong is expected to resign or be dismissed by Saturday, and Texas officials hope to meet with Tom Herman on Saturday, according to multiple reports. Strong said after Friday's loss he would probably meet with president Greg Fenves and AD Mike Perrin on Saturday. Here is more from Strong.

Iowa: Kirk Ferentz will receive a $500,000 bonus for his eighth win this season, per USA Today. Iowa beat Nebraska 40-10.

LSU: The Advocate reports LSU’s search is down to Tom Herman and Ed Orgeron, and school leaders expect to make a decision by Sunday, but that could be contingent on if Texas makes a change. The paper adds that LSU will meet with Herman on Saturday and present him an offer.

Arkansas: After Friday’s loss to Missouri, Bret Bielema said, “I’m not going to make any changes” to the staff. 

Virginia Tech: Justin Fuente will receive a $25,000 bonus for reaching the ACC title game, per USA Today. The Hokies will face Clemson. 

Liberty: Offensive line / assistant head coach Dennis Wagner will not return. Wagner spent five years on Turner Gill’s staff. 

NC State: Dave Doeren will receive a $25,000 bonus for reaching bowl-eligibility after beating UNC, per USA Today.

LSU: Ed Orgeron and AD Joe Alleva met this morning to discuss Orgeron’s candidacy for the permanent head coaching job, per The Advocate, which adds that Orgeron is a "serious candidate," and Lane Kiffin is atop his list for potential offensive coordinators. 

Houston: Before Friday's game against Memphis, ESPN sideline reporter Cole Cubelic asked Tom Herman how he handles the job rumors with players. Herman said, “Honesty. Don’t believe anything you read.” Asked if the reports linking him to LSU and potentially Texas are false, Herman said, “Absolutely, sure,” adding that he would only talk about the job he has. When asked how he handles the situation, Herman replied, "There's nothing to handle but beating Memphis." Kickoff is at noon.

LSU: Fox Sports’ Bruce Feldman reports Tom Herman didn’t meet with LSU on Thursday, nor did his representatives, contrary to a report.

Florida International: Idaho defensive line coach Kenny Holmes will take the same job with Butch Davis at FIU, according to The Sporting News’ Alex Marvez. Holmes has spent two seasons at Idaho and played at Miami (FL) in the 1990s under Davis. 

Week 13: Here are this week’s Picks & Superlatives.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Thursday November 24, 2016

LSU: The Advocate reports there is "no deal done" with Tom Herman, while ESPN's Mark Schlabach reports Herman hasn't ruled out Texas, if it opens. In a statement, the school says “There are a lot of unsubstantiated rumors about LSU’s coaching search. We will not comment on this speculation and are currently focused on our game against Texas A&M. There is a process in place for the search, and we will take our time to make sure the best decision is made for the future of the program.” Keep track on our LSU updates page. 

Jim Tressel: The former Ohio State coach and current Youngstown State president tells the New York Times, “Coaching is not in my future.” It’s worth noting Tressel’s show-cause penalty ends next month.

Penn State: The school is "aggressively" working on an extension for James Franklin, according to USA Today’s Dan Wolken.

Houston: The school has offered a “seven-figure increase” for Tom Herman, according to the Houston Chronicle, which adds that only Baylor has called UH to ask permission to speak with Herman. Of course, Baylor AD Mack Rhoades recently worked at UH. By the way: Houston plays Friday at noon.

Florida State: Jimbo Fisher has decided to stay at Florida State, according to ESPN’s Chris Low and Mark Schlabach.

LSU:’s Chip Brown reports Tom Herman has been offered the LSU head coaching job and a deal could be finalized soon, but also that Herman may wait to see what happens at Texas. Meanwhile, the Austin American-Statesman reports there’s a slim chance that Charlie Strong could save his job with a blowout win over TCU on Friday.

Coaching changes: Entering the weekend, here’s the state of the coaching carousel.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Wednesday November 23, 2016

Missouri: Defensive line coach Jackie Shipp has been dismissed, Barry Odom announced. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports it’s related to an argument with a player before last Saturday’s game. The paper adds that Shipp did not coach in the game, nor travel back with the team. Shipp was in his first season at Missouri and spent the previous three at Arizona State. Missouri hosts Arkansas on Friday.

Broyles Award: Here are the 40 nominees for the Broyles Award, given to the nation’s top assistant coach.

Howard: Head coach Gary Harrell will not return, according to multiple reports. Harrell spent six seasons with the program. 

Walsh University (OH): Head coach Ted Karras will not return next season. Karras led the program for four seasons and won a 2012 NAIA national title at Marian. 

Georgia: UL-Monroe deputy athletic director Josh Brooks has resigned to take a position at Georgia as executive associate AD / chief operating officer, according to The News Star. Brooks had been at ULM since January and worked at UGA from 2008-14.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.