Friday, December 16, 2011
Catching up on Big 12 coaching carousel
By David Ubben
We're not done spinning just yet, but if you're a bit lost, here's the changes to the coaching staffs across the Big 12 thus far.
IOWA STATE (6-6)
- Out: Receivers coach Dino Babers took the head-coaching job at Eastern Illinois. No replacement named.
- Out: Offensive coordinator Tom Herman took the offensive coordinator job under Urban Meyer at Ohio State. No replacement named.
KANSAS STATE (10-2)
- Out: Head coach Turner Gill fired. Other staff positions up for discussion.
- In: Florida offensive coordinator Charlie Weis hired to replace Gill. Akron QB coach Ron Powlus hired to coach quarterbacks. Bishop Miege (KS) coach Tim Grunhard hired to coach offensive line. Running backs coach/recruiting coordinator Reggie Mitchell retained from Gill's staff.
- Out: Safeties coach Barry Odom left to become defensive coordinator at Memphis. No replacement named.
OKLAHOMA STATE (11-1)
- No changes yet, but OC Todd Monken has drawn interest from several programs.
TEXAS A&M (6-6)
- No changes, though Texas was forced to proactively shoot down rumors of Mack Brown's retirement. Defensive backs coach Duane Akina is also a candidate for the Hawaii job.
TEXAS TECH (5-7)
- Out: Fired coach Mike Sherman. Defensive coordinator/interim coach Tim DeRuyter took head-coaching job at Fresno State but will remain on staff through the bowl game. Other staff positions up for review.
- In: Hired Houston coach Kevin Sumlin. Sumlin will recruit while the other coaches prepare for the bowl game.
- Out: Fired DBs coach Otis Mounds and offensive line coach Matt Moore. Moved defensive line coach Sam McElroy into a non-coaching role on staff.
- In: Hired former Miami DC John Lovett to coach defensive backs and former Ole Miss defensive line coach Terry Price to coach the defensive line. No offensive line replacement named yet.