Arkansas State hires North Carolina OC/QB coach Blake Anderson as their head coach and makes his buyout an insane $2 million (basically insuring that they'll have a head coach for more than one year)
Arkansas DL Coach Charlie Partidge is the new coach of FAU
Charlie Strong had a 4 hour interview with Texas yesterday but he's 1 of 4 on their list and he's probably 4th. I'll say this again: the only other job that would interest Charlie for sure is Florida, with an outside shot from South Carolina. Texas isn't a good fit for him and I think he knows it. He was passed over so many times for jobs and now he's in demand all of a sudden. I don't blame him for interviewing with other teams. He's earned it. We're paying him $3.7 mil. We'll just give him a raise, maybe put him over $4 mil.
Insert pithy saying here.
Strong has accepted the Texas job, he told AD Tom Jurich tonight. I wish him luck, but it's a poor fit and he's going to have buyer's remorse pretty quickly with that job.
I'd list possible replacements but trust nothing hear on the web. The only person that has that list is Tom Jurich and he'll get his man. That being said, I'm betting our next coach comes from this list:
Kirby Smart (not likely)
Derek Mason (don't see how as it doesn't seem that he has any recruiting ties in the south and Florida)
That being said, the name could very well not be on that list. Only Jurich knows.
Personally I think Charlie Strong will do great at Texas if they give him a real shot. Mack's problem the last few years is he didn't put a lot of effort into recruiting.
I think Louisville should promote Shawn Watson.
Mike Munchak is interviewing for Penn State job. I think it's safe to say that the PSU head coach will be either Munchak, Al Golden, or James Franklin