Sunday, January 2, 2011

As the Carousel Spins...Sunday Episode

     The Carousel spins on, and with the bowl season coming to a close, the spinning is intensifying. Let's take a look at what has gone on this weekend...
     It is being reported from several different outlets that UConn HC Randy Edsell is leaving for Maryland, and will be replacing Ralph Friedgen. Not the hire that Terps fans were hoping for, I'll guarantee that. It's certainly not a move that justifies the removal of Friedgen.
     It is also widely believed that it's a matter of hours before we hear the final bullet going into the career of Rich Rodriguez at Michigan. A meeting is set up with Dave Baldwin on either Monday or Tuesday, with an announcement already basically scheduled before the end of the week. Kim Harbaugh is the first target, and if he won't take the job, the focus would turn to Brady Hoke at San Diego State.
     At UConn, There are already rumors circulating as to who would be in line for the job. New Hampshire HC Sean McDonnell, current Iowa assistant and former Maine HC Ken O'Keefe, former Miami OC and UMass HC Mark Whipple, Penn State assistant Tom Bradley, and former Boston College and current Omaha (UFL) HC Jeff Jagodzinski are already rumored candidates. I would also like to add Harvard HC Tim Murphy to the mix.
      Al Golden has been busy at Miami, as he announced today that Cleveland Browns WR Coach George McDonald is coming to the Hurricanes to coach the WRs. He has officially offered the OC job to Arizona Cardinals WR Coach John McNulty.
     Will Muschamp has filled out his staff at Florida, and yesterday's strange news about Charlie Weis leaving the Kansas City Chiefs to join the Gators as OC has been confirmed. There seems to have been a falling out between Weis and Chief's HC Todd Haley. Muschamp has also hired Texas Tech DB Coach Travaris Robinson, TE Coach Brian White has been retained. Muschamp also hired Miami WR Coach Aubrey Hill, Stan Drayton to coach RBs, and DJ Durkin (LBs, Special Teams)
     Dan Mullen is interested in hiring former West Virginia assistant Chris Beatty at Mississppi State. Beatty was Percy Harvin's high school coach.
     With Mike Haywood being the second coach that Pittsburgh has fired this season, focus has turned to Cincinnati Bengals HC Marvin Lewis. Wow. Because, we all know that Lewis is the king of discipline with the Bengals. If this is true, than Steve Pederson is a fucking idiot.
     West Virginia has hired Arizona Co-OC Bill Bedenbaugh to coach the O-Line. Thanks God that he's not calling plays for the Mountaineers, and if you watched the Alamo Bowl, you'll know what I mean.
     Mack Brown has hired Kansas Co-OC Darrell Wyatt as WR coach at Texas. Wyatt replaces Bobby Kennedy, who left (was pushed out) to go to Colorado. Tennessee Justin Wilcox has turned down the offer to take the DC job at Texas.
     Dabo Swinney has fired OC Bill Napier at Clemson. He is already searching for replacements starting with Tulsa OC Chad Morris. RB Coach Andre Powell has been let go as well.
     Temple HC Steve Addazio is speaking with Columbia OC Vinny Marino to be his OC with the Owls. No announcement appears to be immenent.
     Hugh Freeze has hired Drake DC Tom Allen for an unspecified position at Arkansas State.
     Pete Lembo will retain DB Coach Daryl Dixon at Ball State.
Alcorn State OC Michael Armour is in line to become the new HC.
Former Miami WR Lamar Thomas has been hired as WR Coach at Hampton.


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