Tom Dienhart Rivals.com College Football Senior Writer
Tommy Bowden is rested and ready to coach again.
"If the right job opened, I would listen," Bowden told Rivals.com.
Bowden has been out of coaching since leaving the Clemson post after six games in the 2008 season, living in the Florida Panhandle.
"I have had some phone calls and interest," said Bowden, who went 72-45 at Clemson from 1999-2008. "But I'm not going to take a job to take it and then regret it a few months into it. I want to make sure I can succeed."
Bowden's name has come up in the Vanderbilt coaching search. His name presumably would help in recruiting, and Bowden has success coaching at Tulane (18-4 record from 1997-98).
Minnesota update Minnesota athletic director Joel Maturi fired Tim Brewster on Oct. 17 and still hasn't hired a replacement. Maturi has said he wants a proven coach; Brewster never had been a head coach or even a coordinator.
Don't be shocked if Maturi considers Randy Shannon, who recently was fired at Miami after going 28-22 in four seasons.
Another name that may emerge is Jeff Jagodzinski, the former Boston College coach who is coach of the Omaha team in the UFL.
Indiana update The Indiana search should begin to pick up steam.