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.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Monday November 10, 2014

Chicago Bears: Head coach Marc Trestman tells the team's radio network there won’t be any coaching changes upcoming, and he remains confident in defensive coordinator Mel Tucker. On Monday, the Bears became the second team in NFL history to give up 50-plus points in back-to-back games. 

Toronto Argonauts: Regarding speculation he could choose to leave the organization, head coach Scott Milanovich says he plans to return next season, according to 

Michigan: According to, interim athletic director Jim Hackett will earn $600,000 annually ($50,000 monthly) as part of his “indefinite” appointment until a new athletic director is hired.  

Fresno State: According to the Fresno Bee, interviews for Fresno State’s athletic director position begin Monday. Some names the Bee has linked to the position include UL-Monroe athletic director Brian Wickstrom, Ole Miss senior executive associate athletic director for external relations Stephen Ponder, Oregon executive senior athletic director for development Jim Bartko, UC Davis athletic director Terry Tumey and Syracuse deputy athletics director / chief of staff Renee Baumgartner. Read more in the Bee’s story

USC: On Sunday, Steve Sarkisian was asked about Ed Orgeron willing to return to USC as an assistant, but Sarkisian wasn't interested in talking about it.

UAB: Amid speculation that the football program could end after 2016, head coach Bill Clark told reporters after Saturday’s game that he hasn’t heard that from the administration and that he wouldn’t have left Jacksonville State for a program that wasn’t going to continue. Last week, the university said it had begun a school-wide review of its programs more than a year ago, but wouldn’t directly commit to the future of the football program. You can read more of Clark’s comments at

Kansas: After the Jayhawks’ first win under interim head coach Clint Bowen, several players said they want him to get the head coaching job on a full-time basis, because of his history with KU and relationship with the players. You can read more at Kansas’ Scout site (behind paywall). Bowen, for his part, downplayed how the win could affect his candidacy. 

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Sunday November 09, 2014

USC: Ed Orgeron tells the LA Times he would be open to returning to USC as an assistant. Orgeron previously turned down two offers to join Steve Sarkisian’s staff last offseason after not getting the permanent head coaching job.

Alabama State: After beating Jackson State, head coach Reggie Barlow’s attorney told local media the coach would not answer any questions about his contract. The school also did not allow questions about the dispute to Barlow or players. Last week, Barlow was asked to resign, not long after a contact extension, but his attorney said Barlow plans to coach the rest of the season.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Saturday November 08, 2014

Nicholls State: The Daily Comet has gathered a list of coaches who have applied for the Nicholls State head coaching job.