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It’s official: Syracuse stays in-house for Marrone replacement

As it turns out, Syracuse didn’t have to look very far or launch an all-encompassing national search to find a replacement for the departed Doug Marrone. Following up on reports that surfaced earlier in the week, the Orange officially announced via a press release Wednesday that they have indeed hired Scott Shafer as their new…

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2013: A look ahead

What’s that you say?  It’s barely stopped raining confetti following Alabama’s BCS title game win over Notre Dame and we’re already talking about a 2013 season that won’t start for another eight months? You damn right we are.  And you know why?  ’Cause that’s how we roll.  Or something. Each of the past three years, before the…

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A&M’s Brian Polian poised to become next Nevada coach

With all but a bit of rubber-stamping left to officially wrap things up, Nevada has found a successor to long-time head coach Chris Ault. In a release, the school announced that it has reached an agreement with Brian Polian as the recommended candidate to become the 26th head coach in the 106-year history of the Wolf Pack…

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Bills poach Marrone from the Orange

For the first time this spinning of the coaching carousel — but not the last — an FBS program has lost its head coach to the NFL. Very early Sunday morning, ESPN.com‘s Adam Schefter reported that the Buffalo Bills have hired Syracuse’s Doug Marrone to fill its vacancy at head coach.  NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport subsequently…

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Dameyune Craig comes home to Auburn from ‘Noles

Based on our Twitter feed, this will be one of the more popular hires of the latest spinning of the coaching carousel. Auburn announced Thursday evening that Dameyune Craig has been hired as Gus Malzahn’s c0-offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach.  Rhett Lashlee had previously been hired as AU’s coordinator. The former AU quarterback spent the…

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UNC buyout holding up Butch Davis’ hiring at FIU

Christmas Eve, the Miami Herald reported that “the next head coach at FIU will be Butch Davis.” A short time later, FIU athletic director Pete Garcia, who played Alfred to Davis’ Bruce Wayne during their time with the Cleveland Browns last decade, quickly and vehemently shot down the story, labeling it “totally false.” According to…

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Louisiana-Lafayette wins second straight New Orleans Bowl

Last year, Louisiana-Lafayette needed kicker Brett Baer to hit a 50-yard field goal as time expired to beat San Diego State in the New Orleans Bowl. This time around, Baer hit a 40-yard field goal with 15 seconds remaining to give the Ragin Cajuns a 43-34 lead over East Carolina in the New Orleans Bowl.…

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Utah State stays in-house for Andersen replacement

On the same day Gary Andersen officially left his beloved school for the Wisconsin job, Utah State officially found a replacement.  And, as expected, they didn’t even have to go outside the football building to do it. In a press release, USU announced that Matt Wells has been named as Andersen’s permanent successor.  Wells has…

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BC announces coordinator hirings

Just a little over two weeks after leaving Temple for Boston College, Steve Addazio has made the two most critical hires for his new coaching staff. The newly-minted BC head coach announced Wednesday that he has hired Don Brown and Ryan Day as his defensive and offensive coordinators, respectively.  Day will also serve as the…

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WMU tabs Tampa Bay Bucs assistant as new head coach

As the coaching carousel turns, another coach fills a vacancy. Adding to what has already been a busy Monday, Western Michigan announced that Tampa Bay Buccaneers assistant P.J. Fleck has been hired as the university’s new football coach. The Kalamazoo Gazette and Sports Illustrated‘s Pete Thamel reported earlier Monday that Fleck had been hired. WMU confirmed those…

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San Jose State names Ron Caragher as its new coach

There’s been plenty of coaching carousel news and rumors over the past several days. The latest piece to fall into place is the new hire at San Jose State. The university announced that San Diego coach Ron Caragher was taking over the program that showed a dramatic turnaround under Mike MacIntyre, who left for the Colorado job…

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Fired by USF, Holtz officially lands LaTech job

Well, that certainly didn’t take long. Dec. 2, Skip Holtz was fired after three years as USF’s head coach.  Less than two weeks later, Holtz has been plucked off the unemployment line. Following up on speculation that began to surface Thursday morning, Louisiana Tech confirmed in a release Friday afternoon that Holtz has been named…

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D’Onofrio pulls his name out of the mix for Temple job

Late last night, it was reported that Temple had narrowed its search for a new head coach to a pair of finalists: current Miami defensive coordinator Mark D’Onofrio (pictured) and current New York Giants assistant Matt Rhule. Reportedly, that grouping has been pared down even further. According to multiple media outlets, D’Onofrio has decided to withdraw his name from…

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Theft charge results in a suspension for ‘Canes CB

Ah, a break from the coaching carousel for an off-the-field issue. How refreshing. Unless you’re Miami coach Al Golden, who has had more drama at UM than he’s cared for lately. Now, he’s got another issue on his hands. Per the Coral Gables police, cornerback Thomas Finnie was arrested Tuesday for theft of a laptop.…

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Report: Cristobal interviews for Temple job

One of the hottest names on the coaching carousel the past couple of years, Mario Cristobal was abruptly canned by FIU earlier this month. Less than a week later, though, Cristobal is already drawing interest from schools in search of their next head coach. According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, Cristobal interviewed for the Temple vacancy…

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