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2011-12 College Football Coaching Carousel

  • Jcool
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The mercurial SouthernSportsTonight (earlier tweet) tells me "sources inside Houston Athletics" tell him Sumlin to Illinois. Rumors are fun!
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schadjoe Joe Schad

Larry Fedora is the strong lead candidate at UNC but deal not completed yet
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#SunDevils get their new coach from #SMU. RT @schadjoe Arizona State is preparing to announce June Jones as its next coach
ASU pulled the offer to June Jones. Though, Love and Crow want him.

Here's what happened...

When rumors began to swirl that Jones was the choice...several of ASU's million dollar donors stopped returning calls. The vast majority of the fan base was vocally not in support of the hire. Fans jammed the athletic department's phone with threats of non renewing (the already limited) season tickets. UofA fans were actually calling to say "thank you". This forced them to pull the offer.

Once internal word got out that Carroll had interest...that's who the big donors wanted. No word yet the progress there. But evidently Carroll's agent made it clear that ASU would NOT have to match NFL dollars. He wants in the ballpark of $5M. Which ASU's budgetary committee has approved. ASU has also placed calls to Mack Brown (unlikely) and Chris Petersen. They are willing to offer Petersen approximately $4M.

At no point were Sumlin and Fedora candidates for the job, despite reports.

Update: Petersen has asked for ASU's discretion due to the upcoming bowl game between the two teams. Remember, Erickson will be on the sideline as well. Awkward Bowl.
[ Edited by okdkid on Dec 7, 2011 at 2:33 PM ]
Originally posted by okdkid:
ASU pulled the offer to June Jones. Though, Love and Crow want him.

Here's what happened...

When rumors began to swirl that Jones was the choice...several of ASU's million dollar donors stopped returning calls. The vast majority of the fan base was vocally not in support of the hire. Fans jammed the athletic department's phone with threats of non renewing (the already limited) season tickets. UofA fans were actually calling to say "thank you". This forced them to pull the offer.

Once internal word got out that Carroll had interest...that's who the big donors wanted. No word yet the progress there. But evidently Carroll's agent made it clear that ASU would NOT have to match NFL dollars. He wants in the ballpark of $5M. Which ASU's budgetary committee has approved. ASU has also placed calls to Mack Brown (unlikely) and Chris Petersen. They are willing to offer Petersen approximately $4M.

At no point were Sumlin and Fedora candidates for the job, despite reports.

Update: Petersen has asked for ASU's discretion due to the upcoming bowl game between the two teams. Remember, Erickson will be on the sideline as well. Awkward Bowl.

The Sports Radio Broadcasters here want ASU to go after our Linebackers Coach and former South Florida Coach Jim Leavitt
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In response to Patterson's announcement the agent of Jones, Leigh Steinberg, posted the following message on his official company blog:

"Just had one of the most bizarre endings to a set of productive discussions to bring a client to a new situation. Everything was set,few tweaks left,and the principal decision maker yanks the deal w no real explanation."

In the aftermath of the announcements from both sides, multiple sources close to the negotiation told SbB today that the sticking point between the two parties was the $2 million buyout in Jones' SMU contract.

http://www.sportsbybrooks.com/agent-blames-bizarre-asu-for-yanking-deal-29920
[ Edited by Jcool on Dec 7, 2011 at 3:16 PM ]
Originally posted by okdkid:
ASU pulled the offer to June Jones. Though, Love and Crow want him.

Here's what happened...

When rumors began to swirl that Jones was the choice...several of ASU's million dollar donors stopped returning calls. The vast majority of the fan base was vocally not in support of the hire. Fans jammed the athletic department's phone with threats of non renewing (the already limited) season tickets. UofA fans were actually calling to say "thank you". This forced them to pull the offer.

Once internal word got out that Carroll had interest...that's who the big donors wanted. No word yet the progress there. But evidently Carroll's agent made it clear that ASU would NOT have to match NFL dollars. He wants in the ballpark of $5M. Which ASU's budgetary committee has approved. ASU has also placed calls to Mack Brown (unlikely) and Chris Petersen. They are willing to offer Petersen approximately $4M.

At no point were Sumlin and Fedora candidates for the job, despite reports.

Update: Petersen has asked for ASU's discretion due to the upcoming bowl game between the two teams. Remember, Erickson will be on the sideline as well. Awkward Bowl.

No offence, but I've yet to see any report about Pete Carroll other then your friend's claims.

And Sumlin and Fedora were interviewed by Lisa Love in NY, but they may not have been considered serious candidates.

And Mack Brown? What the hell? Who is running this program, lol. Last I checked, Mack Brown has one of the best jobs in the country.

As far as Peterson, wow again a terrible candidate. Not because he isn't a good coach, but another name you said we are going efter that we have zero chance on....
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"@JohnSupinie: A source in college coaching circles said word on street is #illini offering $3 million for a football coach."
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Jcool you got any updates or rumors on Hawaii's next HC??
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Sources: #Toledo coach Tim Beckman is the front-runner for #Illinois HC job & could be introduced as early as Friday #CFBLIVE
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Originally posted by Kolohe:
Jcool you got any updates or rumors on Hawaii's next HC??

A six-member committee has been formed to search for University of Hawaii's next football coach. Greg McMackin retired Monday after a disappointing 6-7 season and missing the postseason for the second time in his four years leading the Warriors.

The search advisory committee includes Bank of Hawaii Chairman Peter Ho, Hawaii Sports Network owner Duane Kurisu and Cincinnati Bengals minority owner Edison Miyawaki.

The 62-year-old McMackin just completed the fourth year of his five-year contract that pays him a base pay of $1.1 million annually. He will forego $500,000 owed in his final year.

Hawaii Athletics Director Jim Donovan is creating the timetable for the search. Details such as salary range and contract length will be forthcoming.

The committee will have its first meeting Dec. 12.

http://www.greenfieldreporter.com/view/story/0f0cd578bc0647aabf8cf13ba2550fa4/FBC--Hawaii-Coach-Search/
As the ongoing search for a new head coach lingers in for the Arizona State Sun Devils, Paul Calvisi of Arizona Sports is reporting that they school will not consider anoy coordinators for their head coaching position, instead want candidates with head coaching experience to take over in Tempe.

Steve Patterson, chief operating officer of Sun Devil Athletics and managing director of the Sun Devil Sports Group, made it clear to "expect next ASU head coach to have HC experience. No coordinators." This would effectively eliminate some of the newest names popping up in the last 36 hours as candidate for the position.

The new names on the block Thursday were Justin Wilcox, Tennessee's 36-year-old defensive coordinator, as well as Wisconsin offensive coordinator Paul Chryst and Oregon offensive coordinator Mark Helfrich. All now considered to be non-candidates once more considering Patterson's perspective.

Former South Florida head coach Jim Leavitt, current Air Force coach Troy Calhoun and Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Mike Martz are some of the names swirling about, although there's been no reports that they are in consideration.
UCLA hires Jim Mora Jr. per ESPN and LA times.
glad the Leavitt to ASU didnt come to fruition!
Justin Wilcox, DC of Tennessee, is reportedly front runner for ASU job. Previously he was D at Boise State and LB coach for CAL. Played for Oregon.