Posted by: Chris Vannini on Tuesday December 09, 2014

Youngstown State: Former Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini is considering the Youngstown State head-coaching job, according to ESPN’s Brett McMurphy. Pelini tells Sports Illustrated's Thayer Evans he has not been offered the job and that it is, "a complete fabrication of the truth."

Michigan:’s Sam Webb reports Michigan reached out to Les Miles’ agent on Tuesday. LSU athletic director Joe Alleva tells The Advocate that Michigan nor Miles' agent has contacted him. In addition, 247 Sports reports the Wolverines have reached out to Duke head coach David Cutcliffe.’s Gil Brandt reports Michigan offered the job, but Cutcliffe turned it down.

Troy: Louisiana Tech offensive line / assistant head coach Matt Moore will join Neal Brown’s staff at Troy as co-offensive coordinator / offensive line coach, according to Sports Illustrated’s Thayer Evans. Keep track of new coaching staffs here.

Bill Blankenship: The former Tulsa head coach wrote a four-page letter thanking the Golden Hurricane football family for the eight years as coach at his alma mater, including the last four as head coach.

Nebraska: Oregon State associate athletic director of football operations Dan Van De Riet will join Mike Riley's staff at Nebraska, according to The Oregonian. Van De Riet has spent 14 years at OSU. In addition, reports Oregon State director of player personnel Ryan Gunderson will also follow Riley to Nebraska.

SMU: Per source, Oklahoma State assistant strength and conditioning coach Trumain Carroll will join the SMU staff as head strength and conditioning coach.

Houston: Running backs coach Dan Hammerschmidt will run the offense and call plays in the Armed Forces Bowl, according to Fox Sports’ Bruce Feldman. 

Troy: Tulane co-defensive coordinator / linebackers coach Jon Sumrall will join Neal Brown’s staff at Troy, according to Sports Illustrated’s Thayer Evans. 

Ohio State: Offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Tom Herman is the 2014 Broyles Award winner. During his speech, Herman talked about the impact coaches had on him growing up

Oregon State: According to, Oregon State has had phone discussions with four candidates so far: former Michigan head coach Brady Hoke, Utah State head coach Matt Wells, BYU head coach Bronco Mendenhall and Eastern Washington head coach Beau Baldwin. 

SMU: Former Oklahoma State defensive coordinator Bill Young will join Chad Morris’ staff as defensive line coach, according to The Oklahoman. Young said he first spoke to Morris on Sunday after another coach backed out. Young spent 2014 as head coach at Yukon High School (OK). 

South Alabama: UAB offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Bryant Vincent will join the South Alabama staff in the same role, according to Sports Illustrated’s Thayer Evans. However, Bryant tells he has not been offered the job. We reported Bryant as a strong possibility last week. He was an assistant at South Alabama from 2011-13, working with quarterbacks the final two years. 

Kansas: David Beaty will have an assistant salary pool of $2.1 - 2.4 million.

Hawaii: According to the Honolulu Star Advertiser, athletic director Ben Jay will resign Tuesday, and head coach Norm Chow will return next season. 

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Monday December 08, 2014

UNLV: Bishop Gorman HS (NV) head coach Tony Sanchez is in the process of finalizing an agreement to become UNLV’s head coach, according to Sports Illustrated’s Thayer Evans. Sanchez has won six straight Division I state championships. 

Western Michigan: The school is in the process of finalizing a new six-year contract with head coach P.J. Fleck through the 2020 season, according to MLive. Fleck's current deal runs through 2017.

Montana: According to The Missoulian, Colorado School of Mines head coach Bob Stitt has emerged as a candidate for the Montana head-coaching job. 

Southern Miss: Per source, head strength and conditioning coach Mark Smith will not return.

Tulsa: Oregon offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Scott Frost and Utah State head coach Matt Wells are in the mix at Tulsa, according to Fox Sports’ Bruce Feldman. Here's what Wells said about his name in the coaching carousel

Portland State: Offensive coordinator Bruce Barnum will serve as interim head coach through the 2015 season. The school is in the process of hiring a new athletic director, and a school spokesperson tells The Oregonian they want to let the new AD hire a coach without sacrificing this year’s recruiting class. 

UNLV: According to ESPN’s Joe Schad, UNLV has met with former USC and Fresno State special teams coordinator / associate head coach John Baxter. The search is not completed. 

Oregon State: Athletic director Bob De Carolis has written a letter to fans, saying, in part, “Our next coach will be a winner. He and his staff will teach not just offense and defense, but life lessons, values and character. They will help guide our student-athletes to success in life and careers upon leaving OSU.” Read the whole letter here.

Mississippi State: Athletic director Scott Stricklin says he is optimistic that a contract extension for Dan Mullen will be “wrapped up pretty soon.” Stricklin says Mullen is the coach of the year.

Clemson: Richmond offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Brandon Streeter will be named quarterbacks coach at Clemson, according to multiple reports. Streeter is a former Clemson player and served as a graduate assistant from 2004-05.

Kansas: David Beaty’s contract is a five-year deal with a base salary of $800,000 and incentives that can put it around $1.5 million per year, according to the Topeka Capital-Journal. Everything you need to know from David Beaty’s introduction

Oregon State: According to 247Sports, Oregon State has reached out to Brady Hoke about its head-coaching position. Hoke previously was an assistant there from 1989-94.

Tennessee: Athletic director Dave Hart has announced a two-year contract extension for Butch Jones through the 2020 season that will pay him $3.6 million per year. There will also be more money for assistants. Hart said no schools reached out to him. 

Utah State: Head coach Matt Wells takes an upfront approach discussing his name in the coaching carousel

Houston: Head coach Tony Levine will not return next season. Defensive coordinator David Gibbs will serve as interim head coach in the Armed Forces Bowl. Some names to keep an eye on include Ohio State offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Tom Herman, TCU co-offensive coordinator / inside receivers coach Doug Meacham and Baylor offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Philip Montgomery. Here is our story.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Sunday December 07, 2014

Vanderbilt: CoachingSearch has learned that Vanderbilt defensive coordinator / inside linebackers coach David Kotulski will not return. In addition, former Texas strength and conditioning coach Jeff Madden has emerged as a candidate to fill the head strength job at Vanderbilt. Keep track of open FBS assistant jobs here.

Washington State: Despite a report linking Mike Leach to the Houston job, WSU officials say there is no truth to it.

USF: According to 247Sports, offensive coordinator / offensive line coach Paul Wulff, defensive coordinator Chuck Bresnahan and defensive backs / assistant head coach Ron Cooper will not return next season. The Tampa Bay Times says it has been hearing the same.

South Carolina: Steve Spurrier told reporters Sunday, “All of our coaches are under contract for next year. Unless they find another job for next year, we are all status quo.”

LSU: Les Miles told reporters Sunday he has not heard from Michigan about their open job.

Auburn: Gus Malzahn tells reporters he hasn’t yet decided who will coach the defense for bowl practices and that he hopes to hire a new coordinator in the near future.’s Auburn site reports Malzahn has spoken with former Florida coach Will Muschamp, Memphis defensive coordinator / safeties coach Barry Odom and Mississippi State defensive coordinator / linebackers coach Geoff Collins. UAB head coach Bill Clark is also a possibility. 

Texas Southern: Former Prairie View A&M head coach Heishma Northern will join the Texas Southern staff as defensive coordinator, according to KRIV in Houston. In addition, former Prairie View A&M offensive coordinator Mark Orlando will join as offensive coordinator and call the plays. 

Houston: Head coach Tony Levine has not been told if he is out, according to multiple reports. Levine will meet with athletic director Mack Rhoades on Monday. In a statement, Rhoades says, "Tony Levine and I plan on meeting tomorrow to discuss the future of our program."  

Colorado State: The school is using the search firm DHR International for both its football coach and athletic director searches, according to the Denver Post. CSU is working with DHR’s Glenn Sugiyama and Pat Richter, who is a former athletic director at Wisconsin. 

Oklahoma State: After Saturday’s win at Oklahoma, Mike Gundy cleared the air about his commitment to OK State

Jon Gruden: CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora reports Jon Gruden continues to get interest for coaching jobs, but he’s likely to remain in the announcing booth for at least another year.

Jim Harbaugh: According to CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora, Jim Harbaugh is not interested in the Michigan opening, and La Canfora believes the Oakland Raiders are most likely to acquire Harbaugh in a trade, along with the Miami Dolphins or New York Jets. In addition, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport says Michigan reached out to Harbaugh, but U-M is convinced he wants to stay in the NFL.  

SIU-Carbondale: Former school administrator Harold Bardo will serve as interim athletic director, effective Jan. 1. He previously served in the interim role in 1999 and 2000.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Saturday December 06, 2014

Texas A&M: One name to keep an eye on for the Texas A&M wide receivers job is Maryland wide receivers coach Keenan McCardell. 

Nebraska: Sports Illustrated’s Lindsay Schnell reports Mike Riley will also bring defensive coordinator Mark Banker, offensive line coach Mike Cavanaugh and special teams coordinator Bruce Read from Oregon State to Nebraska. In addition, the Omaha World-Herald reports Oregon offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach and former Nebraska QB Scott Frost will not join the program. 

Oklahoma State: Mike Gundy told reporters after Saturday’s game that he’s 100 percent committed to Oklahoma State and always will be.

Virginia Tech: Frank Beamer will return as head coach next season, according to Sports Illustrated’s Thayer Evans. In addition, Beamer recently underwent throat surgery, but is expected to be back for Virginia Tech’s bowl game. 

Oregon State: Jeff Tedford’s agent tells The Oregonian he’s interested in the Oregon State job and views it as a destination job. 

Tennessee: Regarding reports of a coming contract extension, Butch Jones said Saturday, “Work in progress. Our athletic administration, everyone here has been extremely supportive of everything in terms of resources, support and I would anticipate something coming here very shortly." Jones wouldn’t get into any speculation about other jobs.

Nebraska: According to 247Sports’ Nebraska site, Oregon State linebackers coach Trent Bray will join Mike Riley’s staff at Nebraska. 

Texas Tech: Defensive line coach John Scott Jr. has resigned. Scott just completed his second season on the staff. Keep track of open FBS assistant jobs here

Florida: The top 20 quotes from Jim McElwain’s introductory presser. 

Michigan: A group of five former players have written an anonymous letter, admitting that Rich Rodriguez should have been more welcomed to the program in 2008 and encouraging the Michigan community to support and welcome whoever the new coach is. Read the letter in The Detroit News

Nicholls State: Per source, a name to keep an eye on for Nicholls State’s offensive coordinator is Hamilton Tiger-Cats offensive line coach Allen Rudolph, who played and coached at the school in the 1990s and recently coached at Southeastern Louisiana and Northwestern State. 

Saint Joseph’s: Offensive line coach Daniel Day has been promoted to head coach. 

Georgia Tech: Paul Johnson has agreed to a four-year extension through the 2020 season. Johnson is 58-34 in seven seasons. 

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Friday December 05, 2014

West Virginia: Per source, defensive coordinator / linebackers coach Tony Gibson has received a new three-year deal with a significant pay increase. In Gibson's first year as defensive coordinator, the Mountaineers allowed 26.2 points per game, a decrease of 7.1 points per game from last season, including holding Baylor to 27 points in a win in Morgantown. Gibson was a nominee for the Broyles Award for the nation's top assistant coach.

Nebraska: According to the Omaha World-Herald, Mike Riley has targeted Alabama linebackers coach / special assistant to the head coach Kevin Steele to possibly join his staff. Steele was Nebraska’s linebackers coach from 1989-94.

SMU: Despite a report on another website, former Oklahoma State defensive coordinator Bill Young tells The Oklahoman he’s never even spoken to Chad Morris.

West Virginia: The Charleston Daily Mail notes wide receivers coach Lonnie Galloway, running backs coach JaJuan Seider, cornerbacks coach Brian Mitchell  and safeties coach / special teams coordinator Joe DeForest have contracts that expire at the end of January. 

Nebraska: Mike Riley admits he’s thinking about the possibility of adding Oregon offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach and former Nebraska QB Scott Frost to his staff. 

UNLV: Former SMU head coach June Jones will interview for the UNLV job by phone on Monday, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.  The paper also reports Ed Orgeron and Houston Nutt have gone through phone interviews, while former New York Giants head coach Jim Fassel, who lives in Las Vegas, met with athletic director Tina Kunzer-Murphy.

Tulsa: Utah State head coach Matt Wells and Auburn offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Rhett Lashlee are candidates for the Tulsa head-coaching job, according to the Tulsa World

Kansas: Running backs coach / recruiting coordinator Reggie Mitchell will be retained, according to Sports Illustrated’s Thayer Evans. 

Clemson: Furman director of football operations Jordan Sorrells has joined the Clemson staff as coordinator of football recruiting communications, according to GreenvilleOnline.

Kansas: The school has officially announced the hiring of Texas A&M wide receivers coach David Beaty. A press conference is scheduled for Monday morning. In addition, interim head coach Clint Bowen will remain on staff as defensive coordinator / assistant head coach. Here's what Beaty brings to KU

Florida A&M: The Tallahassee Democrat reports FAMU’s search committee will narrow its list down to three candidates and submit them to the school president and athletic director Kellen Winslow on Dec. 17.

Furman: Defensive coordinator John Windham and nickelbacks coach / special teams coordinator Antonio Gross will not return next season.

Tulsa: TCU co-offensive coordinator / inside receivers coach Doug Meacham has declined an interview request for the Tulsa head-coaching job, according to the Tulsa World’s Kelly Hines. 

UCF: George O’Leary tells the Orlando Sentinel he has “every intention of coaching through the end of my contract,” which runs through 2017. O’Leary is 68 years old.

Tennessee: Butch Jones will sign a contract extension with a raise of at least $250,000, according to Jimmy Hyams of WNML. 

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford has been released from his contract. Tedford had been on an indefinite medical leave of absence since September, but says he is healthy. Fox Sports’ Mike Garafolo reports Tedford is interested in getting back into college head coaching. 

Columbia: A couple names that could emerge for the job are current defensive coordinator / linebackers coach Chris Rippon and Holy Cross head coach Tom Gilmore.

Buffalo: According to Sports Illustrated’s Thayer Evans, Missouri State defensive coordinator / associate head coach D.J. Vokolek will join Lance Leipold’s staff at Buffalo.

Penn: The school has announced the hiring of Albany defensive coordinator Bob Benson as defensive coordinator / associate head coach.

Kent State: According to the Record-Courier, offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Brian Rock will not return. Keep track of FBS assistant coaching openings here.

Dayton: Offensive coordinator / offensive line coach Chris Ochs will not return next season. Ochs has been on the staff for 15 years. 

West Florida: The school has announced the hiring of former UNC Pembroke defensive coordinator O.C. Williams as defensive backs coach / defensive passing game / special teams coordinator and former UNC Pembroke defensive line coach / recruiting coordinator Alex Krutsch to the same position. 

Kansas: According to Fox Sports’ Bruce Feldman, Texas A&M wide receivers coach David Beaty will be named head coach at Kansas. Keep track of head-coaching changes here.

Columbia: CoachingSearch has confirmed that head coach Pete Mangurian is stepping down. The news was first reported by CNBC’s Jake Novak.

Calgary Stampeders: Head coach / general manager John Hufnagel says the 2015 CFL season will be his last as coach, and offensive coordinator / assistant head coach Dave Dickenson will take over as head coach in 2016.

South Carolina: Regarding reports South Carolina could add Will Muschamp, Steve Spurrier tells The State, “No, I haven’t hired Will. I haven’t really talked to anybody about additions.”

Rockford: Benedictine University defensive coordinator Jim Schroeder has been named head coach at Rockford. 

Kanas: According to the Lawrence Journal World, Kansas interim head coach Clint Bowen, Nebraska offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Tim Beck, Texas A&M wide receivers coach David Beaty and Ohio State co-offensive coordinator / offensive line coach Ed Warinner all interviewed for the Kansas job by phone this week. Some other unnamed candidates also conducted phone interviews. CoachingSearch first reported Beck's interview earlier this week. 

Nebraska: Mike Riley said he plans to bring some assistants from Oregon State, but didn’t give names, saying some of them don’t even know yet. Riley’s contract is a five-year deal that will average $2.7 million per season. Everything you need to know about Riley's introduction