Links: ECU search goes in a different direction

East Carolina has moved on from Middle Tennessee coach Rick Stockstill and has started to focus its search on Ruffin McNeill.

Louisiana Tech has been turned down by another candidate and now might be looking at Arizona offensive coordinator Sonny Dykes.

Central Michigan has hired Joe Tumpkin as the defensive coordinator and he is one of five coaches added to Dan Enos’ staff.

Former Marshall coach Mark Snyder is happy for the opportunity at South Florida.

FAU quarterback Rusty Smith and coach Howard Schnellenberger have been invited to the Texas vs. the Nation game this weekend.

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive backs coach Ray Horton is considering the defensive coordinator position at Houston.

Receiver Josh Harper has backed out of his commitment to Cal to join Fresno State. He is the second receiver to do so in the past week.