Archive for November, 2010

Bob Kravitz of the Indianapolis Star writes that San Diego State’s Brady Hoke would be a perfect fit at Bloomington, especially after his previous success at Ball State in Muncie, Ind.  Kravitz also notes that Mike Leach has been completely ruled out by Indiana.

Kravitz lists Ken Niumataololo (Navy), Troy Calhoun (Air Force), Al Golden (Temple), Jerry Kill (Northern Illinois) and Indianapolis native Kevin Sumlin (Houston) as additional options.

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Dennis Brackin of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune writes that Minnesota is still paying $5.2M in buyout costs associated with the firings of former basketball coach Dan Monson and football coach Glen Mason.

The article also notes the buyouts for some oft-mentioned coaches:

• Brady Hoke (San Diego State): $1.5 million until Dec. 15, when it drops to $1 million.

• Al Golden (Temple): at least $2 million, according to published reports.

• Randy Edsall (Connecticut): $500,000 buyout.

• Dan Mullen (Mississippi State): believed to have a buyout similar to Edsall; Mississippi State officials have not complied with a request for Mullen’s contract.

• Kevin Sumlin (Houston): $600,000

• Troy Calhoun (Air Force): $565,000

• Larry Fedora (Southern Mississippi) $400,000 to $500,000

ESPN.com reports that Arkansas State has fired coach Steve Roberts following 4-8 season. He had 45-63 record in 9 seasons

Indiana University Vice President and Director of Athletics Fred Glass will host a press conference to “discuss the future” of the Indiana University football program at 5pm ET today.

That’s usually press release code for “will officially fire the coach.”

Lynch and the Hoosiers defeated Purdue yesterday in overtime to win the Old Oaken Bucket, but evidently the rivalry win in the regular season finale wasn’t enough.

Joe Schad of ESPN.com reports Louisiana-Lafayette coach Rickey Bustle will not return next season

ESPN.com reports Vanderbilt coach Robbie Caldwell has announced his resignation. The Commodores are 2-9 this season and play Wake Forest today. Caldwell was the interim coach at Vandy when Bobby Johnson unexpectedly resigned over the summer.

Marc Weiszer of the Athens Banner-Herald writes that Georgia AD Greg McGarity said he expects Mark Richt to be back next season saying before yesterday’s Georgia-Auburn game, “Sure I do,” McGarity said. “Absolutely… I fully expect Mark Richt to be with us for awhile… Based on the first 10 games, there’s no question about that.”

Richt laughed when asked about his name coming up with the Colorado job, saying: “Georgia’s my home.”

Richt, under contract through the end of the 2013 season, is 95-33 in 10 seasons at Georgia.