Posted by: Chris Vannini on Tuesday November 17, 2015
South Carolina: Shawn Elliott and AD Ray Tanner have denied a report from Fox Sports that South Carolina assistants have been told to stop pursuing commitments from recruits in order to save scholarships for the next coach, telling reporters the report is not true.
Cleveland Browns: Owner Jimmy Haslam tells the Cleveland Plain Dealer that there will be no changes during the upcoming bye week. The Browns are currently 2-8.
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UVA-Wise: Head coach Dewey Lusk has resigned, and the coaching staff will not return next season. Lusk led the program for five years, and Wise went 1-10 this season.
UCF: The school will interview three athletic director finalists on Monday in Chicago, according to the Orlando Sentinel. Those candidates include Buffalo athletic director Danny White, Kentucky deputy athletic director DeWayne Peevy and an unnamed candidate.
Maryland: CBS Sports reports Houston Texans head coach Bill O’Brien is "very intrigued" by the Maryland head coaching job, but the Houston Chronicle reports O'Brien has "no interest" in it. O’Brien served as Maryland’s running backs coach from 2003-04, and he has a relationship with Under Armour CEO and Maryland booster Kevin Plank.
Illinois: After a loss to Ohio State, interim head coach Bill Cubit told reporters, “Do I think I’m the guy? There’s no doubt in my mind. I know these kids have my back, and I’ve got their back, and I love them.” Asked if he thought it could be his last home game, he said, “No. … (The players) know what they want. I know what I want. I think everybody out there, if they can’t see it, there’s not much I can do, but they’re going to get 100 percent effort from me.” Players also stumped for Cubit. The Illini are 5-5 and finish with games at Minnesota and vs. Northwestern.
Millikin (IL): Head coach Patrick Etherton has resigned. Etherton has been on the staff since 2004 and head coach since 2011. He went 16-34 in five seasons.
Miami (FL): The Miami Herald reports that Butch Davis is only a “fallback option” if more appealing candidates don’t materialize.