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Tide’s Kirby Smart becomes latest million-dollar coordinator

The subject of many a rumor on the last couple of spins of the coaching carousel, Kirby Smart has instead remained at Alabama as Nick Saban‘s defensive right-hand man. In recognition for both that loyalty and the productivity of the Tide’s defense, Smart will become the latest collegiate coordinator to hit the seven-figure mark in…

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Saturday offseason one-liners

Some links from around college football on a Saturday… Ron Jaworski says Bill O’Brien‘s name is always going to be in the coaching carousel rumor mill. Get used to it, Penn State fans.  Arizona State’s mascot, Sparky, just became more kid-friendly and terrifying. Kevin Sumlin‘s new contract has a few more perks. If you’re not completely…

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Iowa adds two assistants to replace departures

And so the coaching carousel goes. Iowa announced the additions of two coaches on Thursday following the departures of defensive backs coach Darrell Wilson, who left for Rutgers earlier this week, and running backs coach Lester Erb, who likely fell victim to AIRBHG. Coming to Kirk Ferentz’s staff will be Jim Reid and Bobby Kennedy. Reid was the defensive coordinator at…

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Examining the ‘no visit’ policy in recruiting, and why it’s wrong

Recruiting has blossomed into a 365-day-a-year event, just like college football, the parent that spawned it. There’s more attention on 17 and 18-year-old high school kids now — and, sometimes, younger than that — than there’s ever been. To be a recruit, especially a blue-chip, in 2013 is filled with higher highs and lower lows.…

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With UT in deep financial problems, the Butch Jones hire has to work

The pressure to win and win right away is evident in major college football. But when an athletic department finds itself in the situation like the one Tennessee does, the pressure can be even greater. The Sports Business Journal released a startling article Monday about the enormous debt, which is more than $200 million, that…

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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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