Posted by: Chris Vannini on Tuesday November 18, 2014

Anderson (IN): Head coach Bobby Ladner has resigned to pursue other coaching opportunities. Ladner was head coach for the past two seasons. 

Notre Dame: Defensive graduate assistant Kyle McCarthy announced Tuesday that he is now cancer-free. McCarthy was diagnosed with testicular cancer in July.

Auburn: Asked about the Florida job, Gus Malzahn told reporters Tuesday that he has one of the best jobs in the country and is "totally committed" to the Tigers. 

Colorado State: Jim McElwain explains how his name being mentioned is part of what he was hired to do.

Florida A&M: According to the Tallahassee Democrat, FAMU’s Board of Trustees approved a vote of no confidence in athletic director Kellen Winslow on Monday night by a 6-3 margin.

Marshall: Head coach Doc Holliday tells Sports Illustrated’s Zac Ellis, regarding the Florida job, “The only concern I have right now is preparing this football team for the next three weeks. That’s the only concern I have.” Holliday was an assistant under Urban Meyer from 2005-07.

Nicholls State: Per source, expect Nicholls State to announce Louisiana-Lafayette safeties coach Tim Rebowe as their next head coach on Friday. The news was first reported by RiverParishFootball.com. Rebowe has coached at ULL since 2004. He previously spent three years at Louisiana-Monroe and six years at Nicholls State from 1995-2000, working as defensive backs coach, receivers coach, special teams coordinator and recruiting coordinator. Rebowe was born in Louisiana, graduated from LSU, and his entire coaching career has been in Louisiana. 

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Monday November 17, 2014

Oklahoma State: According to the Tulsa World, when asked about Florida job, Mike Gundy told reporters it’s a credit to what has been accomplished at Oklahoma State, but said, “I’m not interested in talking about other jobs. ... I just don’t have any interest in that. I’m concerned with tomorrow’s practice.”

Mike Shanahan: ESPN’s Adam Schefter said at halftime of Monday Night Football that Shanahan is not interested in college coaching, despite recent reports. 

Montana: The Missoulian has comments from Montana athletic director Kent Haslam about the coaching search. “We’re going to look far and wide. I want the best person, who knows what Griz football means to this community and state, that can operate an honorable program and recruit great students — someone to come in here and build on the new momentum we’ve got.” The school recently announced plans for a $14 million facility. 

Nicholls State: According to RiverParishFootball.com, Louisiana-Lafayette safeties coach Tim Rebowe will be named head coach at Nicholls State. CoachingSearch.com has not confirmed this.

Prairie View A&M: Head coach Heishma Northern will not return next season. Northern went 19-25 over four seasons, including 5-5 this year. Defensive backs coach Bubba McDowell will serve as interim head coach.

Colorado State: On ESPNU's CFB Daily, Jim McElwain was asked about his name being thrown around for jobs. He responded by saying his job is to elevate Colorado State, and that’s what’s being done. “I kind of look at it as that’s part of our job. It’s kind of exciting, because when you get the opportunity, the one thing that’s out there is Colorado State University. That was part of our mission, and we’re starting to get there.” It's worth noting McElwain has an initial buyout of $7.5 million.

Ole Miss: Asked to comment on the Florida job, Hugh Freeze told reporters Monday, “I don’t discuss my job status, good or bad. I don’t think anything good comes from that. My family and I are extremely happy in Oxford. I love working for Chancellor Dan Jones and (athletic director) Ross Bjork. We’re extremely happy. I will say this: I have great admiration for Will Muschamp. Your heart goes out to him. The way he’s handled the adversity I think is a great lesson for a lot of us that we can learn. My total focus is on getting our kids ready for Arkansas.” Bjork said Monday that the school is currently negotiating with Freeze on a new contract for the third time in as many seasons and expects to have a new deal in place when the season is over. Freeze currently has a four-year deal with an annual base salary of $3 million.

North Texas: Defensive coordinator John Skladany will retire at the conclusion of this season. Skladany is 66 years old and joined the North Texas staff in 2012. Keep track of opening FBS assistant jobs here.

Florida: Athletic director Jeremy Foley says he has not contacted any coaches and won't disrupt seasons, but did say offensive success is a trait he's looking for. He did not answer if the coach needs previous head-coaching experience and said he's unsure about using a search firm, but there will be other people involved in the process. Here is how Foley set the tone for the coaching search.

Will Muschamp: Muschamp says he hasn't thought about his next career step and where it could be, saying he's only focused on the final two regular-season games at Florida. Here is our story from Muschamp's Monday presser.

Northeast Mississippi CC: The school has announced that head coach Ricky Smither has been dismissed. Smither was the head coach for seven seasons.  

Oklahoma: On the Big 12 teleconference, Bob Stoops was asked if he’d consider the Florida job. Stoops replied, “No. All I want to be is a candidate at Oklahoma. I’m not a candidate anywhere else. I’m not going to answer it anymore. I’m finished with that question.”

Florida: According to ESPN's Brett McMurphy, Dan Mullen and Rich Rodriguez will not be among those considered by athletic director Jeremy Foley to replace Will Muschamp.

Wofford: Per source, Wofford tight ends coach Peter Kalinowski will step down after Saturday’s game against Mercer. Kalinowski has accepted a position outside of football. He had been a part of Mike Ayers’ staff for the last five seasons.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Sunday November 16, 2014

Florida: 15 notable tweets about Muschamp's dismissal

Montana: Head coach Mick Delaney will retire after this season, the school has announced. Delaney is 22-13 in three seasons at the school, and he will turn 72 years old in December. 

Florida: Here are 10 things for Florida head-coaching candidates to keep in mind.

Nebraska-Kearney: The school has announced that head coach Darrell Morris will not return next season. In order to provide stability and continue recruiting efforts, defensive coordinator / defensive backs coach Bob Crocker, defensive line coach / special teams coordinator Tom Everson and wide receivers coach Matt Miller will remain at UNK for the time being as a transitional staff. 

South Carolina: Steve Spurrier made it clear to reporters today he's not a candidate to return to the Gators, saying, "I've already had my run at Florida. I think everybody knows that. They need to hire a coach that hopefully will be there 10 years. That's what all athletic directors do, they hire a coach sort of going on the assumption he's going to be there at least 10 years.'' He also reiterated that he feels bad for Muschamp. Asked if he would hire Muschamp on his staff at South Carolina, Spurrier gave a no comment.

Florida: Head coach Will Muschamp will not return next season, the school announced Sunday. Muschamp will coach the final two games of the regular season, and then step down. The news was first broken by Sports Illustrated's Andy Staples. Expect athletic director Jeremy Foley to consider Arizona's Rich Rodriguez and Oklahoma State's Mike Gundy for the job. According to ESPN, Muschamp’s buyout will pay him around $6.3 million. In a release, Muschamp said, "I simply didn't win enough games." Here is our story.

Kansas: Athletic director Sheahon Zenger tells the Lawrence Journal-World that interim head coach Clint Bowen remains a strong candidate for the full-time job. Kansas nearly upset No. 4 TCU on Saturday, losing 34-30. Gary Patterson praised the job Bowen did and said Kansas deserves a coach that cares about the program like Bowen does. 

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Friday November 14, 2014

UAB: Jon Solomon of CBS Sports has a very good article on the state of UAB football and its questionable future. Head coach Bill Clark tells Solomon he has a three-year deal and told the administration he could not return in 2015 with two years left, given the questions about the program’s future. He has asked the administration about an extension, but was told to be patient. “I’m not going to throw my career away,” Clark says. A report from the school on the future of the program is expected shortly after the season ends. Read more in Solomon's story. 

Kansas: Interim head coach Clint Bowen explains, "College football coaching is not a fairytale world."

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Thursday November 13, 2014

Michigan: Interim athletic director Jim Hackett tells WOOD-TV that his evaluation of Brady Hoke will come after the season. Hackett declined to say if he's a candidate for the full-time athletic director job.

Arizona Cardinals: According to Pro Football Talk, the Cardinals have extended the contract of defensive coordinator Todd Bowles two years through the 2017 season. It also includes a raise that is believed to make him one of the five highest-paid assistants in the NFL.

Texas: Defensive coordinator Vance Bedford explains how he reacted after losing his job at Oklahoma State in 2006 and how it became the best thing for him as a coach.

Troy: Here are 10 things Troy head-coaching candidates may want to consider.

Ottawa Redblacks: Offensive coordinator Mike Gibson has been dismissed.