OUT: Doug Martin. Resigned Nov. 21 after going 28-53 in seven seasons
POTENTIAL CANDIDATES:: Wisconsin offensive coordinator Paul Chryst, Oklahoma State offensive coordinator Dana Holgorsen, Penn State wide receivers coach Mike McQueary, Notre Dame secondary coach Chuck Martin, UTEP defensive coordinator Andre Patterson, Michigan State offensive coordinator Don Treadwell
THE BUZZ: Martin's departure does not come as a surprise, as Kent State just sealed its sixth losing season under him; the Golden Flashes never finished better than 6-6 under Martin. In recent seasons, the Golden Flashes have had a couple of decorated players in RB Eugene Jarvis and QB Julian Edelman, who plays in the NFL as a wide receiver. Kent State is one of the MAC's toughest jobs. The program hasn't had a winning record since going 7-4 in 1984 under Glen Mason. Don James led Kent State to its only bowl, in 1972.