Tuesday, January 4, 2011

As the Carousel Spins...Tuesday Episode

     The hammer came down today at Michigan. Rich Rodriguez has been fired according to Fox News in Detroit. Several other sources have also confirmed the firing. No announcement has been officially made by the university, and no candidates have been mentioned outside of Brady Hoke. Jim Harbaugh is apparently not considered interested in the job.
     Chris Beatty has landed on his feet after being fired at West Virginia. He has been hired by James Franklin at Vanderbilt to an unspecified position, but one would think that he wllcoach the receivers. Charles Huff has also been hired away from Hampton to be the new Offense QC Coach. Franklin has also offered the DC job to West Virginia DC Jeff Casteel.
     The latest name being connected with the UConn job is former Tennessee HC Phil Fulmer. I a would not hold a ton of sway with that rumor, as it still remains more likely that the Huskies will end up with one of several current or former head coaches with New England FCS ties. UConn Special Teams Coach Lyndon Johnson is leaving to join Randy Edsell at Maryland. Chuck Nienas has been hired to conduct the search for the new HC. Edsell will retain current DC Don Brown and WR Coach Lee Hull.
     Former Colorado DB Coach and NFL star Ashley Ambrose will be going to California to become the new DB Coach. He will replace Al Simmons.
     We reported that Dan Hawkins is in play at Texas State, and today a new name has made the last , as former New Mexico HC and current San Diego State DC Rocky Long will interview.
     Former UL-Lafayette OC Ron Hudson has hired on at New Mexico to coach the O Line. UNM has also hired SE Missouri State OC Vincent White to coach the RBs.
     TCU Co-OC Justin Fuente is in line for the OC job at Clemson, according to reports. Bill Napier was fired this week.
     Mississippi State DC Manny Diaz is interviewing for the vacant DC job at Texas according to various reports. Diaz just helped the Bulldogs positively destroy Michigan. Wisconsin OC Paul Chryst is also in Austin interviewing to become the new OC.
     Clemson DL Coach Chris Rumph is the new DL Coach at Alabama. Rumph will replace Bo Davis, who left to take the same job at Texas.
     Former BYU OC Robert Anae has landed as OC at Arizona. He has been rumored as headed to Maryland if Mike LEach had landed the job. Replacing Anae at BYU will be current staffer and former BYU QB Brandon Doman.
     Utah O Line Coach Blake Miller is on the move, as he has accepted the same job at Memphis. Utah is coming off of a nightmarish 26-3 loss to Boise State, and Memphis was 2-10.
     Troy Wingerter has been retained by new HC Mark Hudspeth at UL-Lafayette. He will remain as the DFO.
     Nebraska DE Coach Jeff Papuchis has interviewed at Florida. Will Muschamp has only one job left to fill before his staff is completed.
     Vanderbilt grad assistant Mark Moehring has been hired as a defensive assistant at Furman. Tim Sorrells has been retained as QB Coach. Elliott will coach the WRs.
     Don Treadwell has hired Vanderbilt WR Coach Charles Fisher to coach the receivers at Miami (Ohio).
     Tripp Billingsley has moved from WRs to RB Coach and Kevin Lewis has been promoted to full time DL Coach at Richmond.
Howard has a new HC, and it is Bowie State OC Gary Harrell.
Jackson State OC Earnest Wilson will interview for the HC job at Savannah State, which is a coaching graveyard.


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