Coach Speak: Rumors & News

Coach Speak: Rumors & News

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June Jones Wants Small Schools To Play Football In Spring

In a radio interview with sportstalk station WDAE-AM, June Jones made big waves in the small pond that makes up the mid-major conferences. SMU fans and fans of other schools in the American Athletic Conference listened intently and then muttered a deep sigh.

“I think the have-nots [non-Power Five leagues] should go ahead and move to the spring just like the USFL did.”

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Joker Phillps Resigns, Chris Leak Joins Gator Staff

The NCAA in all its supreme wisdom may have recently said OK to ‘all you can eat’ for student athletes, but Joker Phillips allegedly being photographed with a recruit at a restaurant during a recruiting dead period is not what they meant.

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Nick Saban Contract Sets New High For Public Employees

How many footballs does Nick Saban’s contract buy?  Answer—194,341 official game balls from Dick’s.

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The Rumor Mill :: College Football Coaching News and Rumors – Tuesday, Feb. 18

Pitt head coach Paul Chryst has made several staff moves.

John Settle, a former NFL running back who has 20 years of experience coaching in the college and pro ranks, has been named running backs coach. Troy Douglas will be the secondary coach.

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The Rumor Mill :: College Football Coaching News and Rumors – Monday, Feb. 10

Utah quarterbacks coach Brian Johnson is leaving to join the Mississippi State staff.

The winningest starting quarterback in Utes history, Johnson became the youngest offensive coordinator in the FBS when coach Kyle Whittingham appointed the then 24-year-old to the position in 2011.

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The Rumor Mill :: College Football Coaching News and Rumors – Friday, Jan. 31

Former Southern Cal assistant Mike Ekeler has emerged as a strong candidate for the final assistant coach vacancy on Georgia’s staff, according to Dawgs247.

Sources tell us that he’s one of at least four or five candidates for the job.

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The Rumor Mill :: College Football Coaching News and Rumors – Thursday, Jan. 23

Former Washington Redskins quarterbacks coach Matt LaFleur has accepted the same position on Notre Dame’s coaching staff.

K.C. Keeler was named Sam Houston State’s football coach Thursday.

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