UConn hiring Jim Mora; Scott Frost will return at Nebraska – The Athletic

The school soccer teaching carousel retains actively spinning early, as UMass fired head coach Walt Bell after a loss to Rhode Island in his third season and Akron fired head coach Tom Arth amid his third season, too. These strikes come after Gary Patterson stepped down at TCU, Texas Tech fired Matt Wells, Nick Rolovich was fired by Washington State for refusing to get the COVID-19 vaccine, LSU and Ed Orgeron introduced they will part ways at the end of the 2021 season, Georgia Southern fired coach Chad Lunsford, USC parted methods with head coach Clay Helton and Randy Edsall stepped down at UConn.

Helton has been hired to replace Lunsford at Georgia Southern, whereas Texas Tech tabbed Baylor assistant Joey McGuire as its next coach and UConn employed Jim Mora.

Maintain observe of the entire newest FBS teaching strikes right here, from head coach firings and hires to assistants on the transfer to tales and scoops from The Athletic’s staff of school soccer reporters. Bookmark this tracker to remain updated with all the newest information on the faculty soccer teaching carousel. Contact Chris Vannini with ideas at [email protected] or through Twitter direct message @ChrisVannini. Sources stay confidential.

Head teaching adjustments

Group Former New

Tom Arth


Randy Edsall

Jim Mora

Chad Lunsford

Clay Helton

Ed Orgeron


Gary Patterson


Matt Wells

Joey McGuire

Walt Bell


Clay Helton


Nick Rolovich


Nov. 12: Kent State DC out

Kent State: Defensive coordinator Tom Kaufman has been dismissed, individuals with data of the state of affairs inform The Athletic’s Chris Vannini. Cornerbacks coach CJ Cox is anticipated to take over as interim coordinator.

Nov. 11: UConn hiring Mora

UConn: Former UCLA head coach Jim Mora has been named head coach at UConn. Mora went 46-30 at UCLA from 2012-17. Mora will be part of the workers now as an assistant coach and take over as head coach on Nov. 28. Interim head coach Lou Spanos beforehand served as Mora’s defensive coordinator at UCLA. Mora’s contract is a five-year deal price $1.5 million within the first season.

Nov. 10: FIU AD steps down

FIU: Athletic director Pete Garcia has stepped down after 15 years within the function. Senior affiliate AD Heath Glick will function interim AD.

Nov. 9: Hammock will get extension

Northern Illinois: Head coach Thomas Hammock has acquired an extension via 2026. Hammock is 11-16 in three seasons, however 6-3 total and 4-1 in MAC play this 12 months.

Nov. 8: Frost returning; Texas Tech hires McGuire

Nebraska: Athletic director Trev Alberts says Scott Frost’s restructured contract will drop his wage from $5 million to $4 million, and the buyout if he’s fired subsequent 12 months drops from $15 million to $7.5 million.

Nebraska: Offensive coordinator Matt Lubick, offensive line coach Greg Austin, operating backs coach Ryan Held and quarterbacks coach Mario Verduzco have been fired.

Nebraska: Head coach Scott Frost will return in 2022 and has agreed to a restructured contract. In an announcement, athletic director Trev Alberts mentioned. “Scott has laid out a transparent plan and imaginative and prescient for the way forward for Nebraska soccer. … All of us acknowledge our report has not been what anybody desires it to be. I’ve been clear that I’ve been in search of incremental progress, and I’ve seen that in a number of key areas this season.” Frost is 15-27 at Nebraska. The Huskers are 1-6 in Massive Ten play this 12 months however have outscored their convention opponents 190-176, shedding 5 video games by one possession. His buyout would have totaled $20 million.

Washington: Head coach Jimmy Lake has been suspended without pay for this week’s sport towards Arizona State after putting a UW participant within the helmet throughout final week’s Oregon sport.

Texas Tech: Texas Tech has named Baylor affiliate head coach/outdoors linebackers coach Joey McGuire its new head coach. McGuire was in his fifth season at Baylor and was beforehand a Texas highschool coach, successful three state championships. McGuire will be part of Texas Tech instantly and take over after the season. Sonny Cumbie stays the interim head coach.

Florida: Linebackers coach Christian Robinson will take over defensive play calling, analyst Paul Pasqualoni will transfer to an on-field function, and graduate assistant Michael Sollenne will coach the offensive line.

Nov. 7: Bell out at UMass

Oregon State: Defensive coordinator Tim Tibesar has been dismissed. Tibesar had been on workers since 2018. Oregon State misplaced 37-34 to Colorado on Saturday. Linebackers coach Trent Bray will take over the job, and analyst Kendrick Van Ackeren will take over linebackers

Florida: Defensive coordinator Todd Grantham and offensive line coach John Hevesy have been dismissed, an individual with data of the state of affairs tells The Athletic’s Bruce Feldman. Florida is 4-5 this 12 months after a 40-17 loss to South Carolina.

Washington: Offensive coordinator John Donovan has been fired. Donovan spent two seasons on workers. Huge receivers coach Junior Adams will take over play calling, and analyst Payton McCollum has been promoted to quarterbacks coach.

Texas Tech: USC offensive coordinator Graham Harrell will interview for the Texas Tech head teaching job, an individual with data of the state of affairs tells The Athletic’s Bruce Feldman. Harrell is a former Texas Tech quarterback from 2004-08.

UMass: Head coach Walt Bell has been fired. Bell was 2-23 in three seasons and misplaced to Rhode Island on Saturday. Defensive coordinator Tommy Restivo has additionally been fired, and offensive line coach Alex Miller will function interim head coach.

Learn Chris Vannini’s UMass job profile here.

Jacksonville State: Head coach John Grass has stepped down. Grass went 71-26 in seven seasons. He gained six of the previous seven OVC titles, however the Gamecocks are 4-5 this 12 months. JSU will transfer as much as the FBS and Convention USA in 2023.

Nov. 6: Grinch interviews at Texas Tech

Texas Tech: Oklahoma defensive coordinator Alex Grinch interviewed Friday for the open Texas Tech head teaching place, The Athletic’s Bruce Feldman reported on Fox.

Nov. 5: SMU gives Dykes new deal

SMU: SMU has provided Sonny Dykes a long-term extension that may virtually double his wage, making him one of many highest-paid coaches within the Group of 5, together with a bigger assistant wage pool and additional commitments to a soccer operations constructing, an individual with data of the state of affairs tells The Athletic’s Chris Vannini. The edges have been in discussions for some time. Dykes is anticipated to be a high candidate for the TCU job. 247Sports first reported the main points.

Nov. 4: Arth out at Akron

Texas Tech: Oklahoma defensive coordinator Alex Grinch and Baylor affiliate head coach Joey McGuire will interview for the Texas Tech head teaching job, in accordance to the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.

Akron: Head coach Tom Arth has been dismissed. Arth was 3-24 in three seasons, together with 2-7 this 12 months. Inside linebackers/affiliate head coach Oscar Rodriguez Jr. is anticipated to be named interim head coach.

Learn Chris Vannini’s Akron job profile and Bruce Feldman’s guide to candidates.

Nov. 3: Fleck indicators extension

Minnesota: Head coach P.J. Fleck has signed a seven-year extension via 2028. Fleck is 32-21 with the Gophers since 2017.

Nov. 2: Georgia Southern hires Helton

Georgia Southern: Former USC coach Clay Helton has been hired as head coach at Georgia Southern. Helton was fired by USC in September after going 46-24 with the Trojans. Earlier than deciding on Helton, Georgia Southern approached former Eagles and Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson about returning to Statesboro however Johnson declined, a supply instructed The Athletic’s Jeff Schultz. Helton’s deal at Georgia Southern shall be 5 years at a median of $800,000 per 12 months, a supply tells The Athletic’s Chris Vannini.

Oct. 31: Patterson steps down

TCU: TCU and coach Gary Patterson have parted ways immediately. Jerry Kill will function interim coach. Patterson, in his twenty first season with the Horned Frogs, was the second-longest tenured head coach within the FBS. The 61-year-old was 181-79 at TCU and 3-5 in 2021. The Horned Frogs have misplaced three consecutive video games by double digits, together with a 31-12 loss to Kansas State on Saturday.

Learn Chris Vannini’s TCU job profile, Bruce Feldman’s guide to candidates and Sam Khan Jr.’s story on what went wrong.

UTSA: Head coach Jeff Traylor has agreed to a contract extension. Traylor’s contract runs via 2031 and pays him a median annual wage of $2.8 million. Whole contract worth over the lifetime of the deal is $28 million. Traylor’s unique contract had a base wage of $830,000. UTSA introduced it can additionally improve the assistant coach and help workers wage pool. Traylor has a considerable buyout if he leaves early within the contract. If he departs within the first 12 months of the contract extension, he owes UTSA $7.5 million. The entire goes all the way down to $7 million in Yr 2, $6 million in Yr 3, $5 million in Yr 4 and $4 million in Yr 5.

Oct. 25: Matt Wells out at Texas Tech

Texas Tech: Head coach Matt Wells has been fired, individuals with data of the state of affairs inform The Athletic’s Chris Vannini and Max Olson. Wells was 13-17 in two-plus seasons and 5-3 this 12 months after shedding a two-score lead towards Kansas State final Saturday. Offensive coordinator Sonny Cumbie is anticipated to take over. The Fort Value Star-Telegram first reported the information.

Colorado: High quality management/defensive blitz & offensive entrance specialist William Vlachos is anticipated to take over as O-line coach for the Buffaloes, sources inform The Athletic’s Bruce Feldman. Vlachos, a former all-SEC lineman at Alabama, replaces Mitch Rodrigue who was let go Sunday.

Washington State: Edge coach A.J. Cooper is now the full-time line of defense coach, offensive analyst Dan Ferrigno has change into a full-time offensive assistant, and defensive analyst Jordan Malone has moved to full-time cornerbacks coach. This fills the ultimate openings following the dismissal of Nick Rolovich and 4 assistants.

Oct. 24: Colorado OL coach out

Colorado: Offensive line coach Mitch Rodrigue has been dismissed, an individual with data of the state of affairs tells The Athletic’s Chris Vannini. Colorado is 2-5 this 12 months after Saturday’s loss to Cal. Altitude Sports activities first reported the information.

Oct. 22: Gundy receives extension

Oklahoma State: Head coach Mike Gundy’s contract has returned to a perpetual five-year deal, the college introduced. The deal was diminished by a 12 months final 12 months following backlash to a photograph of Gundy carrying an OAN shirt. He at present makes $4.2 million (down from $5.2 million final 12 months), however monetary phrases for the brand new contract haven’t been introduced.

Oct. 21: Wazzu provides assistants

Georgia: Assistant Scott Cochran has returned to work in an off-field role after stepping away in August as a result of private causes. Will Muschamp will stay in an on-field function.

Washington State: Former Hawaii and SMU QB coach Dan Morrison and former SMU and Hawaii OL coach Dennis McKnight are anticipated to hitch the Washington State workers, an individual with data of the state of affairs tells The Athletic’s Bruce Feldman. The Cougars are down 5 full-time coaches.

Oct. 18: Rolovich achieved at Washington State

Washington State: Head coach Nick Rolovich has been fired for cause for not receiving a COVID-19 vaccination. Together with Rolovich, co-offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Craig Stutzmann, offensive line coach Mark Weber, defensive tackles coach Ricky Emblem and cornerbacks coach John Richardson had been dismissed for not getting the vaccine. Defensive coordinator Jake Dickert will function interim coach. Learn Chris Vannini’s job profile and Bruce Feldman’s candidates to watch.

Texas A&M: Jimbo Fisher says he plans to remain at Texas A&M. Right here’s more from Sam Khan Jr. on the latest with Fisher and the LSU opening.

LSU: Ed Orgeron shall be paid a buyout of $16.949 million via Dec. 2025. That features $5.68 million this coming December. Who’s subsequent at LSU? Right here is Chris Vannini’s job profile and Bruce Feldman’s candidates to watch.

Oct. 17: Orgeron out after 2021 season

LSU: Ed Orgeron will not return to LSU as head coach after the 2021 season. LSU pays Orgeron his total buyout, which is round $17 million, to pursue a brand new coach. He’s 49-17 at LSU and gained the nationwide championship in 2019, and he’ll end out the 2021 season as head coach.

Oct. 3: Missouri fires D-line coach

Missouri: Line of defense coach Jethro Franklin has been fired, and analyst Al Davis will fill the function. The Tigers have allowed 103 factors to Boston Faculty and Tennessee over the previous two weeks.

Sept. 26: Lunsford out at Georgia Southern

Georgia Southern: Head coach Chad Lunsford is out after a 1-3 begin to the season, the college introduced. Lunsford has a 28-21 report since taking on halfway via the 2017 season. Cornerbacks coach Kevin Whitley has been named interim head coach.

Learn Chris Vannini’s Georgia Southern job profile here.

Auburn: Huge receivers coach Cornelius Williams has been dismissed, in accordance with On3 and a number of reviews. Williams was in his first 12 months on Brian Harsin’s workers, coming from Troy. Analyst Eric Kiesau is anticipated to be promoted to the function.

Sept. 17: Ousted former OC rejoins Kentucky workers as particular assistant

Kentucky: Eddie Gran has returned to Kentucky as particular assistant to the top coach. Gran had been fired by the Wildcats after final season, as he served as assistant head coach of offense, offensive coordinator and operating backs coach from 2016-20.

Sept. 15: USC elevates analyst to linebackers coach

USC: Defensive high quality management analyst Michael Hutchings was elevated to linebackers coach, the college introduced. Hutchings was a grad assistant with the Trojans in 2018 and 2019 after enjoying linebacker for this system from 2013-16.

UConn: Former Arizona and Texas A&M offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone has joined the UConn workers as an analyst.

Sept. 13: USC fires Helton

USC: USC fired head coach Clay Helton two video games into his seventh season. The Trojans gained their opener towards San Jose State however misplaced to unranked Stanford in Week 2. Helton finishes his tenure with a report of 46-24. Affiliate head coach and cornerbacks coach Donte Williams has been named interim head coach. “As I dedicated to upon my arrival at USC, throughout the previous two offseasons we offered each useful resource crucial for our soccer program to compete for championships,” athletic director Mike Bohn mentioned in an announcement. “The added assets carried considerably elevated expectations for our staff’s efficiency, and it’s is already evident that, regardless of the enhancements, these expectations wouldn’t be met with no change in management.”

Learn Chris Vannini’s USC job profile and Bruce Feldman’s guide to candidates.

Navy: Offensive coordinator Ivin Jasper has returned to the workers as quarterbacks coach after he was fired by athletic director Chet Gladchuk following Saturday’s loss to Air Pressure. Head coach Ken Niumatalolo requested Gladchuk to let Jasper return, and Niumatalolo will run the offense transferring ahead. As well as, offensive assistant Billy Ray Stutzmann has been relieved of his duties following his refusal to get a COVID-19 vaccine. Read more here.

Sept. 7: UConn promotes assistant to DC

UConn: Star/nickel/dime coach Jarren Horton has been promoted to defensive coordinator, and high quality management assistant Jake Bahr has been promoted to linebackers coach.

Sept. 6: Edsall steps down

UConn: Head coach Randy Edsall stepped down as head coach, efficient instantly, sooner or later after asserting he would retire on the finish of the season. “Upon additional reflection by each Randy and I, and after having the chance to go to with Randy in the present day, we’re each in settlement that it’s in the most effective curiosity of our student-athletes to have a brand new voice main UConn soccer,” athletic director David Benedict mentioned. Defensive coordinator Lou Spanos will act as interim coach.

Sept. 5: Edsall to retire

UConn: Head coach Randy Edsall introduced he’ll retire on the finish of the 2021 season. The Huskies began the season 0-2, together with a loss to Holy Cross. Edsall is 6-32 in his fourth season since returning to UConn after beforehand going 74-70 in his first stint from 1999-2010.

Learn Chris Vannini’s UConn job profile and Bruce Feldman’s guide to possible candidates.

Sept. 2: Creighton will get extension

Japanese Michigan: Head coach Chris Creighton has acquired an extension via the 2025 season.

Kent State: Florida State recruiting assistant Ephi Levy has joined Kent State as director of participant personnel.

Sept. 1: Fisher’s new deal

Weber State: Former Utah State head coach Gary Andersen has joined the Weber State workers as a volunteer defensive assistant.

Texas A&M: Jimbo Fisher has agreed to a four-year extension that may see his annual wage elevate from $7.5 million to $9 million, the school announced. The phrases of the brand new contract embody an annual wage of $9 million beginning on Jan. 1, 2022, and can improve to $9,150,000 on Jan. 1, 2023. In every of the next years, the bottom wage will increase by $100,000 on Jan. 1.

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