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.