Posted by: Chris Vannini on Thursday November 20, 2014

Washington: According to 247 Sports, Washington wide receivers coach Brent Pease is not interested in the Montana head-coaching job, despite a recent report.

BC Lions: Head coach Mike Benevides has been dismissed. In three seasons as head coach, the Lions went 33-21.

Garden City CC: The school has announced the hiring of Indiana senior director of player personnel Jeff Sims as head coach. Sims was the wide receivers / associate head coach at Florida Atlantic from 2012-13 and the head coach at Fort Scott CC from 2007-10, where he posted a 32-12 record.

Nebraska: On Bo Pelini’s weekly radio show, a fan questioned if the program was going in the right direction. According to, Pelini responded,  “If that isn’t the right direction, then you have a conversation with (athletic director) Shawn Eichorst and they’re free to go in another direction. But until that happens, I’m going to keep coaching the best I possibly can and do everything I can for these kids, because that’s why I’m in this business.” Read more comments at

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Wednesday November 19, 2014

Southwestern College (KS): Head coach Ken Crandall has resigned after his eighth season.

Montana: According to The Missoulian, Wisconsin-Whitewater head coach Lance Leipold and Washington wide receivers coach Brent Pease have expressed interest in the Montana head-coaching job. 

Alabama State: Head coach Reggie Barlow tells the Montgomery Advertiser he believes he will remain head coach after this Saturday’s season finale. Barlow has been asked to resign, despite signing a contract extension in September. 

Florida A&M: Interim head coach Corey Fuller tells the Tallahassee Democrat he formally applied for the full-time job last week. Fuller is 1-2 as interim head coach. FAMU's season finale is this Saturday. 

Nebraska-Kearney: According to the Kearney Hub, UNK athletic director Paul Plinske has promised a higher salary, a higher assistant salary pool and additional scholarship funds for the next head coach.  Former head coach Darrell Morris had a 2014 salary of $79,120.

Salary database: USA Today has released its annual database of college head-coaching salaries in 2014. These numbers include various bonuses. The average salary has nearly doubled since 2006.

Florida: Will Muschamp shares some advice on what makes the Florida job and coaching in the SEC different.

Marshall: According to the Charleston Daily Mail, Doc Holliday’s buyout if he was to resign voluntarily on or before Dec. 6, 2014 is $1.2 million. That is the date of the Conference USA championship game. The payment drops to $600,000 after Dec. 6,. Marshall has already secured a spot in the game. The buyout is $3 million if he accepts the head-coaching job at West Virginia. 

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 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, Louisiana-Lafayette safeties coach Tim Rebowe will be named head coach at Nicholls State. 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.