** Bowling Green’s new head coach will be Mike Jinks, who has been the running backs coach at Texas Tech for the past three seasons. He was also associate head coach in 2015. Jinks replaces Dino Babers, who left for Syracuse.
** Louisiana-Monroe’s coach for 2016 will be Matt Viator, who went 77-33 over 10 seasons at FCS school McNeese State. He succeeds Todd Berry, who was fired on November 14th.
** Texas State has hired Everett Withers to replace Dennis Franchione, who retired in December. Withers went 19-7 in two seasons as head coach at FCS school James Madison. He also coached North Carolina to a 7-6 record in 2011 before serving as co-defensive coordinator at Ohio State for two seasons.