Pete Thamel

Pete Thamel

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Here’s our @ESPNCFB ⁩ story on Kerry Coombs’ expected hire at Cincinnati. He reunites with Luke Fickell, UC and a city where he’s a beloved former high school coach.

Sources: Veteran defensive coordinator Joe Cauthen expected to be the next DC at Stephen F. Austin. He’s been the DC at Buffalo, Houston and Arkansas State.

Sources: Tulane is expected to hire Central Missouri head coach Jim Svoboda as the school’s new offensive coordinator, ESPN has learned. He’s a former OC and QB coach at UCLA, where he was a Broyles finalist in 2005. His Central Missouri team led DII in total offense in 2019.

Ohio State announces the promotion of longtime assistant Tony Alford to run game coordinator. He's coached Ezekiel Elliott, Mike Weber, J.K. Dobbins and may have his best back on campus in rising sophomore TreVeyon Henderson.

Sources: Virginia is hiring Taylor Lamb to be the school’s next QB coach. Lamb is the OC/QB coach at Gardner Webb and a former star QB at Appalachian State.

Georgia QB JT Daniels is in the NCAA transfer portal.


Sources: LSU is expecting to hire Notre Dame’s Brian Kelly as the school’s next head coach. An announcement could come as early as tomorrow.

Sources: Big Ten is announcing that the fall is cancelled. League will attempt to play in the spring.

Sources: Tennessee will be parting ways with coach Jeremy Pruitt today. AD Phil Fulmer's future will also be addressed.

Sources: Baylor coach Matt Rhule finalizing a deal to become next coach of the Carolina Panthers.

Sources: The NCAA Division I Council voted to approve voluntary athletic activities in football, MBB and WBB to start June 1st and go through June 30th. There had been a moratorium on that through May 31st. Other sports will be acted on on a later date.

Sources: The Big Ten is coming back and will begin the weekend of Oct. 24. It'll include daily, rapid testing as a fixture of the plan. A statement from the league is imminent.

Sources: Brent Venables has finalized a deal and will be the next coach at Oklahoma.

A source said that FSU has been informed that Hunter is heading to Jackson State.