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DeWayne Walker abruptly bolts New Mexico St. for NFL

And here we thought the latest spinning of the coaching carousel had come to an end. Less two weeks ahead of National Signing Day, New Mexico State has lost its head coach as DeWayne Walker has left the Aggies for the Jacksonville Jaguars.  The school confirmed in a release that Walker resigned to take a…

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New deal pushes Charlie Strong into Top 10 in coaching pay

As expected, rumors connecting Charlie Strong to various vacancies during the latest spinning of the coaching carousel have paid off in a big way for the Louisville coach. According to ESPN.com‘s Brett McMurphy, the UofL and Strong have reached an agreement on a new eight-year contract that will pay the third-year coach an average of…

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Report: Houston Nutt meets with the Cowboys

The coaching carousel is wrapping up in the college football world. The NFL is a different story. Two days ago, Oregon coach Chip Kelly officially took the Philadelphia Eagles job after four years with the Ducks. A day later, it was reported that former Arkansas and Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt was getting a glance…

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Heater headed to the Herd?

A month and a half after Marshall’s defensive coordinator “resigned,” which came after giving up 124 points in back-to-back weeks to close out the season, it appears the Herd is on the verge of tabbing a replacement. According to the Charleston Daily Mail, and citing a source close to the search, head coach Doc Holliday…

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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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