Posted by: Chris Vannini on Sunday November 06, 2016
Denver Broncos: Defensive coordinator Wade Phillips worked Sunday night’s game from the press box after a sideline collision last week hospitalized him.
Cincinnati: AD Mike Bohn has released a statement about Tommy Tuberville’s inflammatory comments to a fan after Saturday’s loss, with Bohn saying, “Coach Tuberville was put in a no-win situation in front of his team last night which resulted in an out of character response for him. He expressed frustrations from an emotional game. Our team, led by our seniors, is fully engaged with coach and his staff to fight to the finish.”
San Francisco 49ers: Chip Kelly isn’t interested in returning to college football, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, who adds that schools that have reached out to Kelly have been told it’s not happening.
Minnesota Vikings: Former offensive coordinator Norv Turner tells NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport that he doesn’t know if he’ll retire, and he explained his resignation as such: "Sometimes, you feel like you might be holding them back. Holding them back from things all getting on the same page. I don't want anyone to think I was bailing. It just wasn't working." Rapoport again reports Turner was not forced out.
Fresno State: The Fresno Bee’s Marek Warszawski reports Fresno State AD Jim Bartko will conduct interviews and meet with agents over the next few days and possibly name a new head coach at the end of the week. Washington consultant Jeff Tedford reportedly remains the favorite for the job.
FIU: The Miami Herald reports Florida defensive coordinator Geoff Collins and Florida linebackers coach Randy Shannon are potential candidates for the FIU head coaching job, with FIU interested in them.
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Oregon: ESPN’s Darren Rovell tweeted on Saturday, “There's talk heating up in Oregon that Phil Knight is ready to throw insane $10M+ a year money at a football coach. He's 78, wants a title.” Oregon lost 45-20 to USC to fall to 3-6.
Mississippi State: Dan Mullen said quarterbacks coach Brian Johnson called more than half of the offensive plays in Saturday’s 35-28 win over Texas A&M.
FIU: The Sporting News’ Alex Marvez reports Butch Davis is the “front-runner” for the FIU head coaching job. Davis was last a coach in 2010 at North Carolina. Davis and FIU AD Pete Garcia have previously worked together at Miami (FL) and with the Browns. Keep track of FIU updates here.
Union College (KY): Head coach Zak Willis resigned on Thursday, according to WYMT. Willis was 6-23 in two-plus seasons as head coach, including 4-5 this year. Offensive coordinator / offensive line / assistant head coach Andre Linn has been named interim head coach.