Posted by: Chris Vannini on Monday November 03, 2014
Troy: School chancellor Jack Hawkins detailed some factors in the coaching search, including a decrease in state funding, in an interview with the Dothan Eagle. He also talked about the right fit. "It's got to be business first, but it can’t all be business.”
LSU: According to The Advocate, defensive coordinator John Chavis received a one-year contract extension in January 2013, which takes him through the 2015 season. His salary remains $1.3 million.
Green Bay Packers: The team has announced a new “multi-year” contract for head coach Mike McCarthy. The coach, who is in his ninth year with the team, has guided the Packers to six playoff appearances, including a Super Bowl victory. Green Bay is 5-3 this year.
Louisiana-Lafayette: Outside linebackers coach David Saunders is leaving the program, citing personal reasons. Mark Hudspeth says former Texas Tech defensive coordinator Matt Wallerstedt, who joined ULL this month as a defensive consultant, will fill the role.
Kansas: On Saturday’s announcement that wide receivers coach Eric Kiesau would add co-coordinating and play-calling duties, interim head coach Clint Bowen said Monday, “We just kind of wanted to move our identity on offense to stuff Eric was more familiar with; the run-pass conflict that has taken over college football. He has experience doing it. We felt we needed a spark on that side of the ball and a chance for John (Reagan) to get more with the o-line. They’re still working close together. It’s not that John’s been kicked to the curb. Those two are working together. Maybe a different mindset on playing the calls could give us a different spark.” Bowen also said he doesn't view Saturday's game against Iowa State as a must-win for him to get the head coaching job.