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. 

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Wednesday November 12, 2014

Florida A&M: Interim head coach Corey Fuller tells the Tallahassee Democrat he has not applied for the full-time job and isn’t yet sure if he will. Fuller says he’s focused on finishing the season. His contract expires on Jan. 20.

Dan Hawkins: The former Boise State and Colorado head coach was asked by the Idaho Statesman if he wants to coach again. Hawkins says, “I don’t know. I’ll see if there’s somebody that believes I can be a head coach. To some degree, once you are a head coach, people don’t see you as a coordinator or a position coach. This has been fun. I also do this Sirius radio deal. So it’s fun. … That kind of keeps you in it. It’s not nearly as stressful as coaching, so we’ll see.” Hawkins most recently was the head coach of the Montreal Alouettes for five games in 2013. 

Nicholls State: According to the Daily Comet, Nicholls State plans on naming its new football coach in four weeks. At this point, four interviews have been held, including Tulane co-defensive coordinator / defensive backs coach Lionel Washington, as previously reported. You can read more here.

Mississippi State: Some great perspective from Dan Mullen on the coaching carousel and other jobs. 

Lewis & Clark: The school has announced that head coach Chris Sulages has stepped down. Sulages has been a coach at the school since 2003, including head coach since 2006.

Incarnate Word: The school has announced that defensive line / associate head coach / special teams coordinator Todd Ivicic has been suspended for the remainder of the season. 

Michigan: The school has released some comments from president Mark Schlissel, clarifying his earlier comments about the role of athletics at the school. 

Tennessee-Chattanooga: According to, Tennessee-Chattanooga cornerbacks coach / special teams coordinator B.J. Hogan will be named head coach at Cardinal O’Hara high school in Philadelphia. Hogan is a former player at O’Hara. Hogan will finish the season at Chattanooga, which is ranked No. 9 in FCS coaches poll.

Bowie State: Linebackers coach Charles Grant has been dismissed, according to the Associated Press.

Louisville: ESPN notes that Bobby Petrino will likely receive a $500,000 bonus for Louisville's 2013-14 APR surpassing 935. Although Petrino wasn't the head coach in Fall 2013, the bonus is so high because the school saw a dip in the APR the last time there was a coaching change. Charlie Strong's bonus for reaching 950 was just $50,000.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Tuesday November 11, 2014

Nicholls State: Athletic director Rob Bernardi updated the state of the coaching search with the Tri-Parish Times. Bernardi emphasizes the need for a “fanatical recruiter” and believes a turnaround can happen quickly. Interviews have already begun, and the school continues to reach out to potential candidates. The paper says UL-Lafayette safeties coach Tim Rebowe, who applied for the job in 2010, is interested, but unsure about applying, in case Mark Hudspeth gets a higher-profile job for he and his staff. Read more in the Tri-Parish Times.

Utah: An interesting story in The Salt Lake Tribune explains how the school decided not to extend the contracts of several assistants past this season in the summer, including defensive coordinator / linebackers coach Kalani Sitake, who has been at Utah since 2005. Previously, contracts had been extended heading into the final year of deals, and not doing that this season upset some coaches. The paper says chances are “slim” Sitake will return next season. 

Boston College: Athletic director Brad Bates tells The Times Herald, “I hope to be here a long time.” Bates, a former Michigan player, is expected to be considered for the open U-M AD job, but he would not directly comment on it.

Michigan: According to The Michigan Daily, president Mark Schlissel says he wants to take time with his athletic director search in order to find someone who is “not only technically adept, but can ensure that the program has financial and academic integrity, and also someone who shares the value system of realizing our mission.” Read more of Schlissel’s comments about athletics in the Daily’s story.

Lane College: The school has announced that head coach Malik Hoskins and athletic director Penny Minter have resigned. Both were serving in interim roles.