Posted by: Chris Vannini on Tuesday November 03, 2015
Hawaii: Former Hawaii and SMU head coach June Jones will apply for the Hawaii job, he tells the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Jones went 76-41 in nine years as Hawaii’s head coach from 1998-2007, including reaching the Sugar Bowl in his final season. He resigned as SMU’s head coach after two games last season, but said he’d still like to coach. The paper reports Jones returned to Hawaii and has been working a quarterback at Saint Louis School.
UAB: The school has announced the formation of the UAB Athletics Foundation to support the athletic department by building fundraising efforts. This is a key part in the foundation for the return of UAB football, as the organization will help support facility renovations.
Indianapolis Colts: The Colts have dismissed offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton. Associate head coach Rob Chudzinski will assume the role of offensive coordinator.
Georgia: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution notes that Georgia athletic director Greg McGarity began a process of waiving buyout clauses for veteran head coaches in 2012. The details of Mark Richt’s latest contract are not known, but his previous deal called for about $1 million owed per each remaining year. The paper also cited multiple sources saying defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt has been a “source of friction” in the department. Both Pruitt and Richt have denied that.
Southwest Baptist (MO): Interim head coach Robert Clardy has been named full-time head coach. Clardy became interim head coach in July after the resignation of former head coach Craig Schuler. SBU is 3-6 this season. Clardy is in his ninth season at the school.
Assistants: USA Today’s Dan Wolken has a list of assistants who could be in line for head coaching jobs soon.
Tennessee Titans: Controlling owner Amy Adams Strunk will be in charge of the Titans’ coaching search. General manager Ruston Webster will also be involved. The team currently has an interim president in Steve Underwood.
Tennessee Titans: Offensive coordinator Jason Michael will call plays. Former head coach Ken Whisenhunt previously called plays. Assistant tight ends coach Arthur Smith will serve as tight ends coach.
Georgia: Mark Richt says there is no change in coaching responsibilities this week. He also said he has not had any conversations with administration about his future. Here is more from Richt.
West Virginia: President E. Gordon Gee told the Charleston Gazette-Mail about Dana Holgorsen’s status, "Well, we’re in the middle of the season. We’ve had a tough road here. The Big 12 is the only Power 5 conference with four teams in the top 15 — and we’ve played them all. We’re a little bruised and battered, but I have every expectation we’ll play great in the coming weeks.” West Virginia is 3-4, losing four straight, but that includes losses to three straight undefeated teams. Holgorsen is 31-27 in five years at WVU.
Tennessee Titans: Head coach Ken Whisenhunt has been dismissed. Whisenhunt went 3-20 in less than two seasons, including a 1-6 start to this season. Tight ends / assistant head coach Mike Mularkey has been named interim head coach. “We have expected more progress on the field, and I felt it was time to move in a different direction,” controlling owner Amy Adams Strunk said in a release.
Virginia Tech: 10 factors for Virginia Tech head coaching candidates to keep in mind.
Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.