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.