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Penn State hires James Franklin, best available coach, in spite of “crippling” sanctions

The NCAA slammed the hammer on Penn State two summers ago with a four-year postseason ban, the massive loss of scholarships and tacked on an option for players to get a free transfer and a $60 million fine. At the time it was thought Penn State would never be the same again, and perhaps in…

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Report: James Franklin ‘clear frontrunner’ for Penn State job

Here we go again. Just last week, reports surfaced that Al Golden was on the verge of being offered the head-coaching job at Penn State, which he was expected to accept.  Instead, Golden opted to remain at Miami. A few days later, CBSSports.com‘s Bruce Feldman has tweeted that, per a source, Vanderbilt head coach James…

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Browns, Redskins the latest to show interest in Vanderbilt’s James Franklin

Vanderbilt head coach James Franklin continues to have plenty of interest from those in need of a new head coach. Franklin is considered one of the top targets of Penn State to replace Bill O’Brien, and until Charlie Strong makes a decision final between Louisville and Texas the Commodores head coach could remain on the…

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Clemson’s Boyd-Watkins combo too much for Ohio State in Orange Bowl

This year’s trip to Miami was much more pleasant than the last time the Clemson Tigers were playing in the Orange Bowl. Demons were exorcised by Clemson in one of the wildest games of the bowl season, one that has served up plenty of drama and fantastic endings and moments. Perhaps none were as tense…

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Art Briles: ‘Contrary to reports and rumors I am a Baylor Bear’

Apparently, you can cross the name of Art Briles off Texas’ — and the NFL’s — coaching to-do list. Long considered a candidate for the UT opening, Briles was the subject of yet another round of speculation earlier in the week when it was reported that not only was he willing to meet with the…

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Report: Browns ‘very interested in Gus Malzahn, James Franklin

One FBS program has already lost its head coach to the professional ranks.  Now, it could be an SEC school that’s forced to initiate its own search for a replacement.  Reportedly. Wednesday morning, Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com reported that the Cleveland Browns are “very interested” in Auburn’s Gus Malzahn and Vanderbilt’s James Franklin as it…

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Black Monday brings new round of rumors for college coaches

A pair of NFL jobs opened up in the first few hours of the annual Black Monday firing parade and, as expected, some of the names connected to the openings will cause some level of discomfort for college football programs. With Leslie Frazier out in Minnesota, Doug Farrar of SportsIllustrated.com writes that “[t]he Vikings are…

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Report: Jon Gruden would be interested in Texas job

Here we go.  Again. Long a favorite of the annual coaching carousel, Jon Gruden has seen his name attached to seemingly any and every opening at both the collegiate and professional levels since he stepped off the sidelines following the 2008 season.  While he’s not yet pulled the trigger on a return, one of the…

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Defensive coordinator one of two Hawaii coaches canned

(Writer’s note: Pardon us while we step away from the Brown/Saban saga for a brief moment.  We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and/or angst this may cause now or in the future.) While the coaching carousel is spinning in high gear, the coaching firing line is open and active as well, with Hawaii the latest…

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Bowling Green ruins NIU’s BCS plans, wins MAC

In the final year of the BCS system, there will be no BCS buster. No. 14 Northern Illinois (12-1, 8-1 MAC) was dealt their first loss of the season at the worst possible time of the year. Bowling Green (10-3, 8-1 MAC) delivered the blow with a 47-27 victory in the MAC Championship Game. Bowling…

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Cincinnati heading back to Belk Bowl

Having missed out on a share of the American Athletic Conference championship Thursday night due to an overtime loss to Louisville, Cincinnati has announced where they will be heading next. Cincinnati head coach Tommy Tuberville made the announcement on Twitter, and the destination is somewhat familiar for Bearcats fans. Proud to announce the #Bearcats have…

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Chris Petersen showing interest in Washington is significant

For the past few years I have often said to people “If Chris Petersen doesn’t leave Boise State now, he may never do it.” Well, if Petersen does not leave the Boise State program now, he may very well never clean out his office in Boise and set up shop at another program. The Broncos…

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Kevin Sumlin to get new six-year deal, will stay at A&M

Over the past couple of months, Kevin Sumlin has been mentioned as USC’s top target as a permanent replacement for Lane Kiffin.  The NFL was also expected to come calling on the Texas A&M coach. Apparently, though, you can cross one huge name off this year’s version of the coaching carousel. Just a couple of…

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Virginia AD again backs Mike London as Hoos coach

For the second time in a little over a month, Mike London‘s boss has vehemently and publicly supported the embattled head coach. Whether that’s good news or the dreaded vote of confidence remains to be seen. Acknowledging what he calls a “very vocal” group of detractors looking for a change, UVa. athletic director Craig Littlepage…

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Report: USC using search firm to find next football coach

USC made the decision to fire Lane Kiffin before October, allowing for plenty of time to properly structure a game plan for hiring a replacement to lead the football program moving forward. Now, according to a report, the Trojans will hire a search firm to help form the search for a new head coach for…

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