Thursday, December 16, 2010

As the Carousel Spins...Thursday Episode

     Hello once again, my fellow college football freaks. Welcome to another episode of "As the Carousel Spins". There are a few items to get to today, so let's take a look at where our college coaches are spinning to, and where they are stopping on this fine late Thursday afternoon.
     Several sources are now reporting that Vanderbilt has finally come to an agreement with James Franklin to become their new HC. The negotiations were stalled over money and assistants, and the terms have not been released, but it is finally a done deal.
     The leading candidate at Ball State now appears to be Elon HC Pete Lembo. The Phoenix is coming off of a disappointing 6-5 season under Lembo. That being said, why not look at Beau Baldwin from Eastern Washington, Rob Ash from Montana State, Danny Rocco at Liberty, or Tony Samuel at Southeast Missouri State. Samuel even has FBS coaching experience as an assistant at Nebraska and as HC at New Mexico State.
     West Virginia assistants Jeff Mullen and Dave Johnson are out at WVU after the bowl game. Mullen is a spare part after the hiring of Dana Holgorsen.
     Joe Salave'a is the official hire for D-Line Coach at Arizona. Salave'a spent last seaosn in the same position at San Jose State and is a former Wildcat player, and a damn good one at that.
     Larry Coker has promoted Polo Gutierrez from grad assistant to RB Coach at Texas-San Antonio. UTSA joins the WAC in 2012, if it still exists.
     Rick Minter will be co-DC at Kentucky, according to HC Joker Phillips. He will likely share duties with Steve Brown.
     Anthony Weaver is the new LB Coach at North Texas. Dan McCarney is slowly building his staff.
      Matt Canada will be the new OC at Northern Illinois. Canada comes over from Indiana, where he served as QB Coach to Ben Chappell this season. Canada was also the OC at IU under Bill Lynch, who was fired.
     Add OC Matt Rhule to the list of people interested in the Temple job. Rhule has yet to follow Al Golden to Miami, but it unkown if he has an offer to do so.
     The DC job at Columbia opened up today. No details on the move, or as to who is in line for the job as of yet.

More spin from the carousel later...

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