Posted on: April 9, 2010 7:17 pm
One assistant got a head coaching job while a head coach took a job as an assistant.
The assistant on the move is Pittsburgh's Tom Herrion, who will be introduced as Marshall's next coach at a Saturday press conference. Herrion spent three years on Jamie Dixon's staff at Pittsburgh. He was previously the head coach at Charleston. Meantime, Columbia head coach Joe Jones is leaving the Ivy League school to be an assistant for Steve Donahue at Boston College. Jones was Columbia's head coach for seven seasons.
Four positions in BCS leagues remain open.
They are at Oregon, Clemson, Wake Forest and Rutgers.
Posted on: March 28, 2010 11:54 pm
Edited on: March 28, 2010 11:55 pm
Marshall's Donnie Jones has agreed in principle to be Central Florida's next coach, CBSSports.com has confirmed.
An official announcement is expected Monday.
Jones is leaving one C-USA program for another, but there's a chance UCF could turn into a Big East job with conference realignment almost certainly on the way. That combined with incredible facilities by C-USA standards, a new deal with Nike and the possibility to get back to the state of Florida -- where Jones was an assistant for both of Billy Donovan's national title teams -- makes the move sensible for Jones, who spent three seasons at Marshall.
UCF fired Kirk Speraw earlier this month.
The Knights finished 15-17 overall this season.