Posted by: Chris Vannini on Monday November 21, 2016

Arizona Cardinals: Bruce Arians has been released from the hospital and is expected back to work this week, according to Adam Schefter. 

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New Orleans Saints: Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers special teams coordinator Kevin O’Dea will join the Saints staff to assist with special teams. O’Dea most recently spent 2014-15 with the Bucs and has been an NFL coach since 1994.

Oregon: Running backs coach Gary Campbell is considering retirement, he told The Oregonian, but a final decision hasn't been made. The 65-year-old Campbell has been at Oregon since 1983 and is the longest-tenured assistant in FBS. 

Northwestern State: Per source, defensive line coach Jake Landoll has left the staff to take a position in private business. Landoll spent the past four years at NSU.

San Francisco 49ers: Asked if he’s been told the 49ers will bring him back next year, Chip Kelly said today, “No. We haven’t had any conversations about that at all. About anybody’s job security.” Kelly then asked the reporter if he expects to have his job next year, saying they’re in the same boat.

Delaware: Athletic director Chrissi Rawak tells The News Journal that UD’s pool of candidates is down to about six. The paper reports possible candidates have included Coastal Carolina head coach Joe Moglia, Richmond head coach Danny Rocco, Chattanooga head coach Russ Heusman, Tennessee defensive coordinator Bob Shoop, Sam Houston State offensive coordinator Phil Longo and Maryland assistants Pete Lembo and Mike London.

Lamar (TX): Head coach Ray Woodard will not return. Woodard went 34-46 in seven years after the program returned in 2010.

Florida State: FSU president John Thrasher tells the Tallahassee Democrat, "Jimbo and I talk frequently and based on that he is happy here and wants to stay. He has given me no reason to think differently.” Thrasher added, “If there is something he needs or wants — within reason — we are open to looking at that.”

UC Davis: Head coach Ron Gould will not return. Gould went 12-33 in four seasons.

Texas: Charlie Strong addressed job rumors at his Monday presser. Here’s what he said.

Arizona Cardinals: Bruce Arians has been hospitalized with chest pains, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Early test results have been “favorable.”

Florida International: Former Memphis safeties coach Brent Guy will be Butch Davis’ defensive coordinator at FIU, according to The Sporting News’ Alex Marvez. Guy spent 2015 at Memphis and has defensive coordinator experience at Tulsa, Louisville, Arizona State and Boise State. He was Utah State’s head coach from 2005-08, posting 9-38 record.

Purdue: P.J. Fleck has yet to speak with Purdue and won’t entertain any job inquiries until after the regular season, according to Sports Illustrated. That could mean after the MAC championship game on Dec. 2.

UConn: Asked if staff changes are coming, Bob Diaco told reporters, “We'll talk about that here in the future.”

Oberlin (OH): Offensive coordinator / offensive line coach Keith Grabowski has left the staff. Grabowski spent two years at Oberlin.

Briar Cliff University (IA): Head coach Tom Rethman will not return next season. Rethman went 21-78 in nine seasons. 

Mayville State (ND): Head coach John Haines will not return next season. Haines led the program for three seasons.

Purdue: The Lafayette Journal & Courier reports Purdue could announce a new head coach as early as next weekend.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Sunday November 20, 2016

LSU: LSU officials are hoping to make a hire as soon as next weekend, and Jimbo Fisher is the top target, according to The Advocate, which adds that the school also remains interested in Tom Herman and could be interested in Larry Fedora, Justin Fuente, Mike Gundy, Dana Holgorsen and Mike MacIntyre. School leaders would also like the next coach to keep defensive coordinator Dave Aranda. 

Texas: School officials have decided to dismiss head coach Charlie Strong, according to the Austin American-Statesman, but the school says Strong will be evaluated after the regular season. Read more here.

Florida International: Former Colorado and Boise State head coach Dan Hawkins has accepted the FIU offensive coordinator job, according to Sporting News’ Alex Marvez. Hawkins led Boise from 2001-05 and Colorado from 2006-10. He last coached with the Montreal Alouettes in 2013, but was dismissed after a 2-3 start. Hawkins was last an assistant coach in 2000 at Boise State. 

Notre Dame: Brian Kelly says he will interview internal and external candidates for the defensive coordinator job.

New Orleans Saints: Jay Glazer reports the Saints will bring in an extra special teams coach this week to help the unit, but didn’t give a name. The Saints played last Thursday.

Texas: The Austin American-Statesman’s Kirk Bohls reports Charlie Strong has not been told of his future yet, but that president Greg Fenves “wants to treat this with dignity, won't wait ‘till TCU.”

Presbyterian (SC): Head coach Harold Nichols will not return next season. Nichols led the program for eight years. Keep track of FCS head coaching changes here.

Wilmington College (OH): Head coach Stacey Hairston has resigned after four years with the program. 

Iowa: The Hawkeyes’ seventh win this year means Kirk Ferentz’s buyout increases from 50 percent guaranteed to 100 percent in year six of his current contract, per USA Today. In addition, it means the school must increase the average assistant salary by 8 percent next year. That includes the nine on-field assistants, head strength coach, top assistant strength coach and director of football operations. The win also gives the assistants a $125,000 bonus pool.

Clemson: The Tigers’ division title clinch gives Dabo Swinney a $175,000 bonus, according to USA Today. 

Texas State: Several staff members were hospitalized Saturday after three buses carrying the team were involved in a multi-vehicle accident on the way to the game against New Mexico State. Six Texas State passengers were hospitalized, including one player, but none of the injuries were considered life-threatening. (Update: All have been discharged from the hospital)

Florida: The Gators’ SEC East title means a $37,500 bonus for Jim McElwain and 10 percent bonuses for assistants, according to USA Today. 

Kansas State: Bill Snyder will receive a $50,000 bonus for reaching bowl-eligibility, according to USA Today.

Maryland: Offensive coordinator Walt Bell called plays from the sideline for the first time this season. Maryland lost 28-7 at Nebraska. 

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Friday November 18, 2016

Week 12: Here are this week’s Picks & Superlatives. 

Texas Lutheran: San Antonio Christian High School head coach Carl Gustafson has been named head coach at Texas Lutheran. Gustafson spent 2014-15 as TLU’s offensive line coach / director of football operations. He succeeds Danny Padron, who retired after seven seasons.

West Texas A&M: Head coach Mike Nesbitt will not return. Nesbitt went 25-17 in four seasons, including 6-5 this year. 

Virginia Union: School president Joseph Johnson has announced that head coach Mark James will return next season. James is 20-11 in three seasons.

Georgia State: Some names to watch for the Georgia State head coaching job include Arizona State OC Chip Lindsey, Auburn OC Rhett Lashlee, Clemson co-OC Jeff Scott and Stanford OC Mike Bloomgren, according to USA Today's Dan Wolken. Follow the latest on our Georgia State updates page.

LSU: Athletic director Joe Alleva has posted a letter to LSU fans, listing what he wants in the next coach. Among characteristics like recruiting, work ethic and motivation, Alleva writes, “He must have the instinct to adapt to changes in the game of college football, allowing LSU to compete for championships every year.”

Baylor: Houston head coach Tom Herman and SMU head coach Chad Morris are near the top of Baylor’s list of possible candidates, according to 247Sports’ Travis Haney, who adds that other names considered include Colorado's Mike MacIntyre, Cal's Sonny Dykes and Syracuse's Dino Babers. 

Buena Vista (IA): Head coach Jay Anderson has resigned. He spent the last 20-plus years with the program, moving up from graduate assistant all the way to head coach in 2006.

Howard Payne (TX): Head coach Hunter Sims has stepped down but will continue his role as athletic director. Sims has been a coach at Howard Payne since 2009 and became head coach / AD since early 2016.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Thursday November 17, 2016

Purdue: The Fort Wayne News-Sentinel reports, “All indications are that Les Miles has talked with Purdue officials,” and the Colorado Spring Gazette reports Air Force head coach Troy Calhoun is also in the mix. In addition, athletic director Mike Bobinski said recently that he’d like to announce a new coach as close to the end of the regular season as possible, to avoid the following week when more jobs open. Follow the latest on our Purdue updates page.

Liberty: Athletic director Jeff Barber has resigned, effective immediately. Barber had been the AD since 2006.

Pace (NY): Offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Chad Walker is no longer listed on the staff. Walker spent three years at Pace.

Syracuse: Dino Babers has announced the additions of Coastal Carolina recruiting analyst Kramer Cook (recruiting quality control), Akron assistant recruiting coordinator Steve Schrum (recruiting quality control) and Southern Miss director of recruiting communication Seth Reedy (graphic design recruiting assistant).

St. Olaf College (MN): Head coach Craig Stern will not return. Stern spent 13 years at St. Olaf, the last four as head coach. He posted a 6-34 record. Defensive coordinator Justin Lerfald has been named interim head coach.

Missouri Western State: Head coach Jerry Partridge will not return. Partridge had been head coach since 1997 and was previously the defensive coordinator. Partridge posted a record of 149-83. 

Glenville State (WV): Per source, head coach David Hutchison will not return. He posted a 34-32 record in six years, after three years as offensive coordinator. 

Fort Scott CC (KS): Head coach Curtis Horton, defensive coordinator Jeff Kelly and special teams coordinator Kory Vaught will not return, and quarterbacks coach Kale Pick has been promoted to head coach, according to Fort Scott's website. Horton spent eight years at Fort Scott, including four as head coach. Pick just finished his first season at Fort Scott. 

Ole Miss: Assistant athletic director for high school and junior college relations Barney Farrer has been placed on administrative leave, according to

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Wednesday November 16, 2016

Baylor: Les Miles is a candidate for the Baylor head coaching job, according to CBS Sports’ Dennis Dodd. 

Cisco College (TX): Head coach Dionte Dean will not return. Dean had been at Cisco since 2011. He also coached quarterbacks and wide receivers. 

Florida State: Asked about a report he’s a top candidate at LSU, Jimbo Fisher told reporters, “I’m not going to talk about any jobs. I love being at Florida State. I love being here, and I’m just getting ready for Syracuse. That’s the last thing I’m going to say that. No offense to anybody or anything else. I love being here.”

Florida International: Butch Davis will earn about $1 million annually on a five-year deal, according to the AP. Previous head coach Ron Turner earned about $610,000.

Brevard College (NC): Per source, head coach Paul Hamilton has resigned after 10 seasons leading the program. Hamilton was previously the head coach at East Tennessee State and Elon.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.