Posted November 28, 2018 at 01:46 PM | Updated November 28, 2018 at 02:54 PM The 2018 college football regular season has come and gone and, as championship weekend approaches, we've reached the point of the year where some programs will be looking for a new coach. mike macintyre,r m AP Photo/David Zalubowski WHO'S OUT: Mike MacIntyre. The Buffaloes fired MacIntyre after six seasons and a 30-44 record in Boulder that ended with a six-game losing streak this season. WHO'S IN: Names linked with the opening include Oregon DC Jim Leavitt, Utah State head coach Matt Wells, Fresno State head coach Jeff Tedford, Boise State head coach Bryan Harsin, Washington co-DC Jimmy Lake, Memphis head coach Mike Norvell, former Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich, among others. … [Read more...] about College football coaching carousel 2018: Who’s been fired and who’s been hired
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Nick Saban recently became the University of Alabama football coach by signing the richest contract ever awarded to a college football coach.His 8-year, $32 million deal with the Crimson Tide has a base salary of $225,000 that will be supplemented by a personal services fee of $3.275 to $3.975 million per year. College football supporters are awash with money for winners who they believe can put their team on top.Saban's deal does not include a buyout clause if he leaves, but it does cap public appearances at 15 per year (for alumni and booster clubs) that are unrelated to endorsements.The contract also has incentives that could generate another $650,000 for on-field and academic success with his players. One biggie is $200,000 if he reaches the BCS championship game and escalates to $400,000 if Alabama wins.Saban also gets a country club membership, two cars, a luxury box at Bryant-Denny Stadium and up to 25 hours of yearly flight time for personal travel in a non-commercial plane.Ah, … [Read more...] about Nick Saban – A Great College Football Coach Who Might Bring Alabama Back to Greatness
Hugh Kellenberger Mississippi Clarion Ledger Published 3:52 p.m. UTC Jul 7, 2018 Jimbo Fisher. Joe Moorhead. Matt Luke. Dan Mullen. Chad Morris. Jeremy Pruitt. Those are the six new football coaches in the SEC this fall. One, Mullen, is already an SEC veteran that just changed zip codes. Luke coached in the league last year, just as an interim. Fisher is the national championship-winning coach brought in from Florida State to resurrect Texas A&M. Moorhead and Pruitt are coordinators getting their first shot at a Power 5 head coaching job. And Morris is the classic Group of 5 overachiever hired to turn around a struggling Power 5 program. But while how they got here may vary greatly, they’re all going to repeat much of the same rhetoric during the time leading up to their first game and their first season. These are the Seven Habits of Highly Effective New College Football Coaches. 1. “Aw shucks, we’re just glad to be here.” This starts early, with the … [Read more...] about The 7 habits of highly effective new college football coaches
On a warm, sunny day last month at the University of Iowa, head football coach Kirk Ferentz wore a white shirt and gold-striped tie to a special announcement about his future. He had just signed the deal of a lifetime — the biggest contract of his life, with enough guarantees to make him a rich man well into his retirement, win or lose.The new contract included several generous provisions:► Even if he’s fired after this season for not winning enough games, the 61-year-old Ferentz would be owed more than $25 million, payable in monthly installments until 2026.► He’s guaranteed an additional $22 million from 2021 through 2025 if he sticks around and wins at least seven games each season through 2020. It wouldn’t matter if he’s dismissed in 2021 after finishing 0-12.► If that’s not enough, those guarantees wouldn’t even be reduced if Iowa fired him and he took a lucrative new job somewhere else.“I certainly … [Read more...] about Hiring a college football coach is expensive. Firing one is, too.
Notre Dame fired football coach Charlie Weis Monday, as was first reported by the Daily News.Athletic Director Jack Swarbrick decided to make the change following the Fighting Irish's 45-38 loss to Stanford Saturday. Weis and the Irish finished the regular season 6-6 with four straight losses: to Navy, Pittsburgh, Connecticut and the Cardinal."We have great expectations for our football program, and we have not been able to meet those expectations," Swarbrick said in a news release. "As an alumnus, Charlie understands those goals and expectations better than most, and he's as disappointed as anyone that we have not achieved the desired results."Weis has six years and a reported $18 million remaining on his contract. In five season he was 35-27 overall. Assistant coach Rob Ianello will serve as interim head coach until a replacement is hired.Two oft-mentioned candidates - Florida's Urban Meyer and Oklahoma's Bob Stoops - already have said they will remain in their current jobs."I'm … [Read more...] about Notre Dame fires head football coach Charlie Weis after 6-6 season
A corollary of mega-dollar college football coaching contracts is mega-dollar college football coaching buyouts.And after a flurry of high-profile firings this weekend, the 12 Bowl Subdivision schools that have made coaching moves this season are facing a combined tab that should easily surpass $60 million, according to contracts examined by USA TODAY Sports.For some perspective on what $60 million currently means in the world of major-college sports, consider this: In 2015-16, the most recent year for which schools’ financial reports to the NCAA are available, 177 of 230 Division I public schools said they spent less than $60 million on their entire athletics programs.The $60 million buyout figure doesn’t take into account amounts that will come off some schools’ books as fired coaches fulfill obligations to find new jobs that will provide income offsetting what they currently are owed. SUMLIN OUT: Texas A&M announces firing of coach after six seasons … [Read more...] about College football coaches owed more than $60 million in buyouts after run of firings