Posted by: Chris Vannini on Tuesday December 16, 2014

VMI: New head coach Scott Wachenheim says he has already retained some coaches from the previous staff, but didn’t want to announce names yet. 

Colorado State: According to 247Sports’ Georgia site, CSU has reached out to Georgia offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Mike Bobo, who is one of many names linked to the job. 

Houston: Tom Herman’s assistant salary pool will be around $2.4 million, according to CBS Sports’ Dennis Dodd, putting it in the upper end of the AAC.  

Prairie View A&M: Alcorn State offensive coordinator Willie Simmons has officially been named head coach at Prairie View A&M. 

Alabama State: Bethune-Cookman head coach Brian Jenkins has officially been named head coach at Alabama State. Jenkins posted a 46-14 record in five seasons at B-CU. 

Baylor: Philip Montgomery will not be with Baylor for the Cotton Bowl, according to ESPN Radio’s David Smoak. Passing game coordinator / wide receivers coach Kendall Briles will call the offensive plays. 

Oregon State: According to’s Oregon State site, defensive line coach Joe Seumalo will not be retained. The site also reports Seumalo spoke with UNLV this week. In addition, The Oregonian cites OSU recruits saying offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach John Garrett will not be retained. 

Pitt: The school has had contact with Greg Schiano about the soon-to-be-open head-coaching position, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. 

Nicholls State: Louisiana College co-defensive coordinator / linebackers coach Brian Wallace will join Tim Rebowe’s staff at Nicholls State, per The Town Talk. Wallace coached with Rebowe at UL-Lafayette from 2009-11. Wallace says he will coach outside linebackers or safeties. 

UNLV: Tony Sanchez has announced four additions to his staff. Nebraska interim head coach / offensive line / tight ends coach Barney Cotton will serve as UNLV’s offensive coordinator, Nebraska offensive line coach John Garrison will serve the same role, Ron O’Dell will follow Sanchez from Bishop Gorman HS as quarterbacks coach, and UNLV wide receivers coach Cedric Cormier will be retained. Keep track of new coaching staffs here.

Texas A&M Kingsville: The school has announced the hiring of Colorado State-Pueblo offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Daren Wilkinson as head coach. 

Oregon State: Gary Andersen explains why his son, a Wisconsin player, didn't find out Andersen was leaving until the team meeting.  

Youngstown State: The school has officially named Bo Pelini as head coach. He will begin his duties on Wednesday. In a release, Pelini says, “This is an exciting time for my family and me as we return to the Mahoning Valley. Mary Pat and our children are anxious to get involved in the Youngstown State and local communities. … YSU football has a rich championship tradition and a standard of excellence which our staff and players will work to uphold both on and off of the field."

Missouri State: Missouri head coach Gary Pinkel tells Press Box 920 that Dave Steckel will hire some Mizzou graduate assistants to his staff at Missouri State, but will not bring any full-time Mizzou assistants. 

Alabama State: According to the Montgomery Advertiser, Bethune-Cookman head coach Brian Jenkins is expected to be named head coach at ASU. When the deal is finalized, don’t be surprised if USF linebackers coach Raymond Woodie and Citadel defensive coordinator Maurice Drayton pursue the Bethune-Cookman job. 

Norfolk State: Head coach Latrell Scott’s contract is for four years and worth $180,000 annually, according to The Virginian-Pilot. 

Michigan State: Mark Dantonio and Pat Narduzzi talk about when and if Narduzzi will become a head coach

San Diego State: Offensive coordinator Bob Toledo will retire after the Poinsettia Bowl. Keep track of open FBS assistant jobs here.

Wisconsin: According to Fox Sports’ Bruce Feldman, Paul Chryst may add Tennessee Titans offensive line coach Bob Bostad to his staff. Bostad was an assistant with Chryst at Wisconsin from 2006-11.  

Montana: Colorado School of Mines head coach Bob Stitt has officially been named head coach at Montana. 

Montreal Alouettes: Former quarterback Anthony Calvillo will be an offensive assistant with the Alouettes, according to CBC. Calvillo is the all-time leader in passing yards in professional football. In addition, offensive coordinator Ryan Dinwiddie will remain on staff, but not in the coordinator role. Running backs coach Mark Speckman and defensive assistant Jean-Vincent Posy Audette will not return. 

Colorado State: According to Yahoo Sports' Pat Forde, names in the mix at CSU include: Oregon offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Scott Frost, Texas defensive coordinator / defensive backs coach Vance Bedford, Mississippi State co-offensive coordinator / wide receivers coach Billy Gonzales, Notre Dame running backs coach Tony Alford, CSU offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Dave Baldwin, CSU co-defensive coordinator / linebackers coach Marty English and Michigan State defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi.

TCU: Head coach Gary Patterson has a new deal, according to The Dallas Morning News, which also includes more money for assistants. Athletic director Chris Del Conte says Patterson is taken care of “through the next decade.” Update: ESPN's Brett McMurphy reports Patterson has received a two-year extension through 2020. 

Mississippi State: Dan Mullen tells reporters he hasn’t yet decided who will call the defensive plays. Graduate assistant John Haneline will work with the linebackers. Mullen also said Jim McElwain personally called him to ask permission to speak with Geoff Collins. Here is more from Mullen. Keep track of new coaching staffs here.

Houston: Tom Herman has officially been named head coach at Houston. His deal is for five years and totals $6.75 million, averaging $1.35 million per season. Check out Herman’s offenses over the years

Auburn: Defensive analyst Travis Williams will coach the linebackers in Auburn’s bowl preparation. 

Lewis & Clark: Oregon State chief of staff Jay Locey is the new head coach at Lewis & Clark. As head coach at Division III Linfield from 1996-2005, Locey posted an 84-18 record with a national championship in 2004.

Youngstown State: Former Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini will be named head coach at Youngstown State, according to An official announcement could be made today.

Ole Miss: Assistant athletic director for recruiting operations Corey Batoon will replace departed linebackers coach Tom Allen for the Rebels’ bowl preparation and work with the safeties and nickelbacks. Defensive coordinator Dave Wommack will work with the linebackers. Batoon served as Hugh Freeze’s defensive backs coach at Arkansas State and is expected to get strong consideration for the full-time job at Ole Miss. 

Florida: According to Sports Illustrated’s Thayer Evans, Mississippi State defensive coordinator / linebackers coach Geoff Collins is expected to join Jim McElwain’s staff at Florida. Here are 10 tweets that illustrate what Florida is getting. Louisiana Tech defensive coordinator Manny Diaz could emerge as a replacement at Mississippi State. Diaz previously served as MSU's defensive coordinator in 2010, and his LA Tech defense leads the nation in takeaways in 2014. 

Ohio State: ESPN’s Brett McMurphy reports offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Tom Herman will coach in OSU’s playoff run, despite accepting the head-coaching job at Houston.

West Virginia: Defensive coordinator Tony Gibson’s new three-year deal is worth $2.1 million total, according to the Charleston Gazette, with payments of $650,000, $750,000 and $700,000 annually, respectively. CoachingSearch first reported Gibson had received a new deal.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Monday December 15, 2014

Mississippi State: Dan Mullen tells the school’s official site he hasn’t had any discussions with other schools about coaching opportunities. 

Houston: Defensive coordinator David Gibbs is expected to be asked to remain on Tom Herman’s staff, according to the Houston Chronicle. Gibbs will serve as interim head coach for the Armed Forces Bowl on Jan. 2.

Washington Redskins: NBC Washington reports Jay Gruden has been told he will return as head coach in 2015. Gruden has a guaranteed five-year contract. 

North Carolina: Defensive coordinator / cornerbacks coach Dan Disch will lead UNC’s defense in the Quick Lane Bowl in place of the departed Vic Koenning. Head coach Larry Fedora told reporters he doesn't anticipate more defensive changes, but didn't rule it out.

Jon Gruden: Gruden has signed a new deal with ESPN through 2021. 

Michigan: LSU head coach Les Miles told reporters after Monday’s practice that he’s not considering the Michigan job. 

Norfolk State: CoachingSearch has learned that Virginia State head coach Latrell Scott has accepted the head coaching job at Norfolk State.

Nebraska: Per source, Mike Riley has retained defensive backs coach Charlton Warren. Warren previously coached at Air Force before joining Nebraska last season.

Oregon State: According to Andy Baggot of the Wisconsin State Journal, Wisconsin offensive line coach T.J. Woods and defensive line coach Chad Kauha'aha'a are expected to join Gary Andersen's staff at Oregon State.

Florida A&M: Interim head coach Corey Fuller announced that he is not one of the three finalist to be the Florida A&M head coach. Fuller went 1-3 as interim head coach this year

Buffalo: The school has announced the hiring of Missouri State associate head coach / defensive coordinator D.J. Vokolek as their new defensive backs coach. Vokolek previously worked with new Buffalo head coach Lance Leipold at Division II Nebraska-Omaha.

South Florida: According to SB Nation's Steven Godfrey, former Purdue head coach Danny Hope has interviewed for the vacant offensive line coach opening.

Wisconsin: CoachingSearch has learned that Paul Chryst will indeed be the Badgers’ next head coach. Human resources has to take its course. Pitt defensive coordinator / linebackers coach Matt House is expected to follow Chryst, but not as the defensive coordinator. Pitt offensive coordinator / tight ends coach Joe Rudolph will also be a part of Chryst’s staff. Rudolph previously coached at Wisconsin from 2008-11 as tight ends coach.

Florida A&M: Nelson Townsend has been named interim athletic director. He replaces Kellen Winslow, who resigned. He also said the new head football coach will be decided "any day now."

South Florida: Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze confirmed reports that linebackers coach Tom Allen has accepted the position as defensive coordinator at South Florida.

Oregon State: Head coach Gary Andersen announced that he will retain wide receivers coach Brent Brennan. Brennan has held the position with Oregon State since 2011.

Delaware State: The school announced that it will not renew the contract of head coach Kermit Blount. Safeties coach Andrew Faison will serve as the interim coach.

Florida A&M: Athletic director Kellen Winslow has resigned, effective immediately. Florida A&M is in the midst of finding their next head coach.

Houston: Do not be surprised if James Madison co-offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Drew Mehringer joins Tom Herman’s staff.

Houston: Fox Sports' Bruce Feldman is reporting that Ohio State offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Tom Herman is expected to be named the head coach at Houston. Here is our story.

Miami Dolphins: According to the Miami Herald, owner Stephen Ross is likely to revisit the idea of hiring Jim Harbaugh, if the Dolphins miss the playoffs.

Clemson: The school has added three graduate assistants. Former wide receiver Tyler Grisham as an on-field graduate assistant, Thomas Austin will assist with the offensive line and Cam Aiken, who previously was a graduate assistant at UAB, will assist the quarterbacks as a video graduate assistant. 

South Florida: According to ESPN's Derek Tyson, Mississippi special teams coordinator / linebackers coach Tom Allen has accepted the position as defensive coordinator at South Florida. 

Missouri State: Dave Steckel’s contract with Missouri State is a five-year deal worth $270,000 annually.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Sunday December 14, 2014

North Carolina: According to's North Carolina site, the Tar Heels have targeted Florida defensive coordinator / linebackers coach coach D.J. Durkin for their open defensive coordinator position. Larry Fedora reportedly met with Durkin on Sunday. Durkin will serve as interim head coach for Florida's bowl game on Jan. 3.

Nebraska-Kearney: The University of Nebraska at Kearney has announced the hiring of Central Missouri offensive coordinator / recruiting coordinator Josh Lamberson to be their head coach. Lamberson spent the last five seasons with Central Missouri.

Missouri State: The school has announced that Missouri associate head coach / defensive coordinator / linebackers coach Dave Steckel as head coach. Steckel was a 2014 Broyles award finalist, and spent the last 14 seasons with Missouri.

Kent State: The Record-Courier is reporting that cornerbacks coach Amp Campbell is not expected to return to the program. Campbell spent two seasons with Kent State.

VMI: VMI announced that Virginia offensive line coach Scott Wachenheim as head coach. Wachenheim spent the last five seasons at Virginia.

Colorado State: According to the The Coloradoan, interim head coach / offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Dave Baldwin wants to finish his coaching at Colorado State. If Baldwin is named the head coach he wants to keep the current assistant coaches.

Nicholls State: According to The Advertiser, Louisiana-Lafayette offensive graduate assistant Sean Murphy is expected to be named the wide receivers coach for Nichols State. CoachingSearch first reported that Murphy would join Tim Rebowe's staff.

Houston: According to an report, Ohio State offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Tom Herman has interviewed for the Houston head coach opening.

Oregon State: Gary Andersen's contract with Oregon State will be a six-year deal worth $2.45 million annually, and his base salary will increase each year by $100,000. There are also incentives for winning eight or more games, appearing in the Pac-12 championship game, reaching one of the one of the New Year's Six bowl games or the College Football Playoff.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Saturday December 13, 2014

Missouri: Do not be surprised if Gary Pinkel offers the defensive coordinator job to Memphis defensive coordinator / safeties coach Barry Odom. Odom was part of the Missouri staff from 2003-08 in various administrative roles and also was the safeties coach from 2009-11.

Missouri State: According to the Springfield News-Leader, Missouri associate head coach / defensive coordinator / linebackers coach Dave Steckel will be named the head coach at Missouri State. Steckel has spent the last 14 seasons at Missouri, and was a 2014 finalist for the Broyles Award.

Texas A&M: According to Billy Liucci, former Texas co-offensive coordinator / wide receivers coach Darrell Wyatt will interview for the open wide receivers job with Texas A&M. 

Montana: Despite reports that Colorado School of Mines head coach Bob Stitt will be named the Montana head coach, athletic director Kent Haslam says that no offer has been made, per The Missoulian. "To be honest, I haven't got anything I can announce right now," Haslam said. "The job has not been offered to anybody right now."

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Friday December 12, 2014

Montana: Bruce Feldman of Fox Sports is reporting that Colorado School of Mines head coach Bob Stitt will be named the head coach at Montana. Stitt has spent the last 15 years as the head coach at Colorado School of Mines.

Saint Augustine’s University (NC):
The school announced that interim head coach Michael Morand has been hired as full-time head coach. Morand took over on an interim basis after the first game of the 2014 season.

Nicholls State:
Per source, Louisiana-Lafayette offensive graduate assistant Sean Murphy will join Tim Rebowe's staff at Nicholls State after the New Orleans Bowl. Rebowe is coaching the defensive backs at ULL through the bowl game.

According to USA TODAY's George Schroeder, Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez met with Greg Schiano on Thursday. ESPN's Brett McMurphy reports that the meeting was "real informal."

According to Sports Illustrated's Thayer Evans, former Florida head coach Will Muschamp will be named defensive coordinator at Auburn. Muschamp previously served as Auburn's defensive coordinator from 2006-07. reports Muschamp is expected to earn more than $1.6 million per year, which would make him the highest-paid assistant in college football. Also, 247 Sports reports Florida defensive backs coach Travaris Robinson is expected to follow Muschamp.

Pittsburgh's Paul Chryst is reportedly going to be named the Wisconsin head coach, but athletic director Barry Alvarez plans to interview two more candidates, per the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

According to Yahoo Sports' Pat Forde, Ohio State offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Tom Herman is a candidate for their head coaching vacancy. Herman won the Broyles Award this year as the top assistant coach, and has been at Ohio State for the past three seasons.

Garden City Community College (Kansas)
: Nate Haremza has accepted the position of offensive line coach. He previously was the fullbacks / tight ends / assistant offensive line coach at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M.  

South Florida: According to the Tampa Bay Times, Ole Miss special teams coordinator / linebackers coach Tom Allen has interviewed for the defensive coordinator job for USF. Central Florida defensive backs coach Kirk Callahan is considered a viable option to be a defensive coach for South Florida. Another possibility at defensive coordinator is Florida defensive coordinator / linebackers coach D.J. Durkin. Former Manatee High football coach Joe Kinnan maybe considered for an offensive position on Willie Taggart's staff.

Nebraska: Mike Riley's contract will pay him $2.7 million in the first year and then is base salary will increase $100,000 per year through the life of his five-year contract, which runs until Feb. 28, 2020. The contract includes incentives for winning the Big Ten and appearing in the College Football Playoff. Riley owes the school $1 million if he leaves to take another job.

Youngstown State: Per, Florida Atlantic offensive coordinator Brian Wright withdraws his name from consideration for the Youngstown State head coach opening. Wright did interview for the job but had yet to be offered the position.

VMI: Per source, Virginia offensive line coach Scott Wachenheim will interview for the head coaching job. Wachenheim has been a part of Mike London's staff at Virginia for the past five seasons.

Michigan: The school has contracted Korn Ferry to assist in finding its next head coach. Michigan will pay the firm between $80,000 and $250,000. 

Troy: The school has announced UAB wide receivers coach Cornelius Williams will be joining Neal Brown's staff as an offensive assistant coach.

Oregon State: Wisconsin graduate assistant Keegan Andersen, Gary Andersen's oldest son, will be joining the staff as a graduate assistant. 

Houston: According to the Houston Chronicle's Joseph Duarte, former Florida head coach Will Muschamp interviewed for the open head coaching job at Houston.

Ole Miss: The school announced the new contract details of head coach Hugh Freeze. "Freeze's contract has been extended by one year to the maximum four years allowed by the state of Mississippi," said athletic director Ross Bjork. That puts Freeze at Ole Miss through 2018. Freeze's salary will increase from $3.15 million to $4.3 million per year, and there are annual increases to his base salary of $100,000 per year. If Freeze makes the SEC title game then he will earn $5 million. His assistant coaching salary pool is increased by 25 percent. 

Wisconsin: Regarding reports Paul Chryst will be named head coach at Wisconsin, athletic director Barry Alvarez said, "We are continuing the process of finding our new head coach. We have not offered the position to anyone. In accordance with University of Wisconsin hiring policies, the earliest we could make an offer to a candidate is Wednesday, Dec. 17. Any accepted offer would be contingent upon approval by the UW System Board of Regents.”

Vanderbilt: According to 247 Sports, Vanderbilt is reaching out to Florida Atlantic assistant head coach / running backs coach Roger Harriott to be their wide receivers coach.

New Orleans Saints: Sean Payton said at his press conference that there is “absolutely no way” he will be stepping down as Saints coach at the end of the season.