Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Hirings and Firings

Tough business, this coaching. The past two days have been a blur of activity, and here is a roundup of where we stand:

Alabama: The Crimson Tide appear to have plenty of options in their search for a replacement for Mike Shula. Barry Alvarez, Steve Kragthorpe, Jim Grobe and Jeff Tedford are names tossed about by the Tuscaloosa News. Word of Shula's firing stopped the presses at the paper.

Arizona State: Sun Devil athletic director Lisa Love said she will be patient if need be in her search for Dirk Koetter's replacement.

Iowa State: Gene Chizik's contract with Iowa State will pay him $6.75 million over six years. Plus some local reaction from Iowa and from Houston.

Michigan State: The hiring of Mark Dantonio is getting a thumbs up around East Lansing.

Cincinnati: Athletic director Mike Thomas wants to name a replacement for Dantonio by Christmas.

Miami: The Hurricanes will have plenty of competition finding a replacement for the fired Larry Coker.

North Carolina State: Possibly the last opportunity to hear the voice of Chuck Amato for a while.

North Carolina: Details of Butch Davis' contract have been released. He has a seven-year deal worth about $1.72 million annually.


Vance23 said...

How did you find Tom's blog in Houston?

Tom grew up as Dan McCarney's best friend in Iowa City. McCarney played football at Iowa, and Tom went to Houston, then subsequently law school.

Tom knows exactly what went on in Ames. It's funny how Iowa State fired their most successful coach in history, one year after a bowl. And it's also funny that ISU decided to increase the pay scale for assistants, after Mac had been asking for that option over the past 10 years or so...

dawizofodds said...

A reader sent the Wiz the link. We were pleased to see that Tom had the Wiz linked on his site. Keep those tips coming!