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NC State coach Dave Doeren's new deal worth $3 million annually over next 5 years

NC State head football coach Dave Doeren has a new contract, and it'll pay him handsomely through 2022. NC State released a memorandum of understanding Friday afternoon detailing the contract. It will pay Doeren $3 million per year in total compensation. Doeren's base salary will increase from $1.5 million in 2018 to $3 million over the final two years. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher leaving to take Texas A&M head coaching job

Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher has agreed to become the new head coach at Texas A&M sources have told the Tallahassee Democrat. Fisher was in his eighth year as the FSU head coach with an 83-23 overall record, but leaves FSU with one game left in the 2017 regular season. With Fisher gone, FSU will be entering into the coaching carousel for the first time in 41 years when Bobby Bowden was hired in 1976. (Tallahassee Democrat)

Ole Miss lacked institutional control in football program

The University of Mississippi lacked institutional control and fostered an unconstrained culture of booster involvement in football recruiting, according to a Division I Committee on Infractions panel. Violations included the provision of approximately $37,000 to prospects, the use of automobiles, lodging, transportation, meals and apparel. Staff members also helped arrange fraudulent standardized test scores for three prospects. (

Dave Doeren to remain NC State's head coach

Dave Doeren will remain NC State's head coach. After 48 hours of speculation, sources told WRAL News Thursday that Doeren will stay put and sign a contract extension. The deal, which isn't finalized but has been in the works for weeks, will likely include a salary increase for Doeren. The contract could end up paying him about $3 million a year, sources said. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Doeren faces decision after Tennessee makes offer, NC State increases value on extension

The University of Tennessee made NC State's Dave Doeren an offer to coach the Volunteers, sources tell WRAL News. At the same time, NC State increased its offer for an extension. Contract negotiations between Doeren and his current athletic department have continued, but they have not been as positive as they were reported earlier in the season, sources tell WRAL News. (WRAL Sports Fan)

NC State loses forward Darius Hicks to torn ACL

Before the team’s game against Penn State in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge, the NC State men’s basketball program announced that it will be without two front court players. Darius Hicks, who injured his right knee during practice this week, will miss the remainder of the season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament. Hicks had been on the fringe of the NC State front court rotation. (NBC Sports)

WR Daevon Robinson De-Commits From NC State

After thinking hard about not going through the recruiting process long enough, Medford (N.J.) Shawnee three-star receiver Daevon Robinson decommitted from N.C. State. Robinson has set official visits to Baylor and Rutgers. "I will be at Baylor Dec. 8, and Rutgers Dec. 16," Robinson said. Robinson said he was "not fully done" with N.C. State and still could wind up there. (247 Sports)

A&M's firing of football coach Kevin Sumlin means another big buyout for a Texas school

Texas A&M University football coach Kevin Sumlin may have had his pride wounded when he was fired this weekend. But financially, he'll be no worse off. Thanks to a raise and contract extension awarded to him in 2013, Sumlin is still entitled to the $10 million he would have been paid if he hadn't been fired by A&M, according to his employment contract. (Texas Tribune)

As contract negotiations stall with N.C. State, Dave Doeren gets in mix for other jobs

NC State coach Dave Doeren and athletics director Debbie Yow have been engaged in a protracted and somewhat contentious standoff over his contract extension negotiations in recent days, multiple people with knowledge of the situation reported, a staredown that is connected to Doeren’s involvement in multiple coaching searches, including Tennessee and previously Ole Miss. (USA Today)

Mack Brown: ‘I would love to talk’ to Ray Anderson about Arizona State job

Former Texas coach Mack Brown told Burns & Gambo on 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station that he would be open to talking to Arizona State Vice President of University Athletics Ray Anderson about the open head coaching job. “Only if they would call me,” Brown said. “If Ray doesn’t find what he wants and he would like to talk I would love to talk to him about it.” (Arizona Sports)

Todd Graham fired as Arizona State football coach

After six seasons in Tempe, Arizona State head football coach Todd Graham has been fired. Graham’s final game on the Sun Devil sidelines was a win in the annual Territorial Cup against rival Arizona Saturday afternoon. The Sun Devils defeated the Wildcats 42-30 at Sun Devil Stadium. Graham’s firing was first reported by local media but has since been confirmed. (Arizona Sports)

Louisville fires assistant basketball coach Kenny Johnson

The University of Louisville announced on Wednesday it has "parted ways" with associate head basketball coach Kenny Johnson and terminated his contract. Johnson, who worked on Rick Pitino's staff for three seasons, is the school's third coaching dismissal related to the FBI investigation into corruption in college hoops recruiting that has ensnared Louisville's program. (Louisville Courier-Journal)

Wake Forest extends Danny Manning’s deal

Despite a 2-4 start to the season, Wake Forest men’s basketball coach Danny Manning has signed a contract extension, the school announced Saturday night. Manning is in his fourth season at Wake Forest, where his record is 45-56. An athletics department spokesman said information regarding the length of the contract wasn’t available for release at this time. (Burlington Times News)

Florida Hires Dan Mullen as Next Head Football Coach

Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen is the new head coach at Florida. Mullen, who was an assistant under Urban Meyer at Florida, went 69–46 at Mississippi State. The 45-year-old Pennsylvania native has a reputation as one of the best developers of quarterbacks in college football. He replaces Jim McElwain, who went 22–12 in two and a half seasons in Gainesville. (Sports Illustrated)

Being boring and old fashioned works for Marc Trestman

It’s so old-fashioned sounding, in pro sports. But Marc Trestman implemented rules. Be on time, because being late inconveniences others. Pick up around your locker, because otherwise someone will have to do it for you. No more boom boxes in the locker room, because not everyone might like your music. Tip the housekeepers at hotels, because they could use the help. (Toronto Star)

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