Saturday, November 27, 2010

Coaching News FBS and FCS 11/27

Just in...Robbie Caldwell, who had told sources that he was working on a contract with Vandy, has now been let go by the Commodores. Seems like he put the wagon before the horse, even though the school was struggling through a horrid season. Talk about being myopic. Dolphins QB Coach David Lee and Miami OC Mark Whipple have expressed some interest in the job, and Vandy wants to speak with Gus Malzahn and Tommy Bowden. Houston HC Kevin Sumlin is not a candidate.

AD Mike Bohn is setting up interviews with Eric Bienemy and Jon Embree, both current NFL assistants with zero coorindator or HC experience. Sounds like they are swining for the stars...couch, cough.

Eastern Michigan
AD Derrick Gragg has made it perfectly clear that Ron English will be back in the 2011 season. I never thought that he was in any real danger this season.

AD Joel Maturi has been confirmed as having spoken to Air Force HC Troy Calhoun, San Diego State HC Brady Hoke, Navy HC Ken Niumatololo, and former Tennessee HC Phil Fulmer. Fulmer has been in and out of the picture.

Texas State
It has been reported that Texas State has strong interest in Phil Fulmer, but nothing has been confirmed as far as actual contact. Texas State goes into the WAC and FBS football in 2012, and would like to counter the hiring of Larry Coker at Texas-San Antonio with a big splash. It is unlikely that Fulmer would be interested with better options on the table with current open jobs, and those soon to be available as well. No other names have been mentioned officially in conjunction with this search.

A correction...I reported that it had been announced that HC Kevin Higgins had been released, but that was not true. According to an anonymous contributor, papers in Charleston, SC have announced that Higgins is indeed returning. Thanks to that anonymous contributor that helped to fix that story.

More news as it becomes available...

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