Mike Norvell has been with Memphis the last two seasons and has led them to an 18-7 record as well as an AAC West Division title and the AAC title game where they lost to UCF in a double overtime thriller. He has been linked to the Arkansas job and has been whispered around as a candidate elsewhere, but it looks like he is taking his name out of the ring for any more head coaching jobs.
The extension essentially takes him out of the running for any more head coaching jobs this year at least, but that certainly doesn’t rule out a school potentially paying him a whole lot of money next winter to become their head coach. The extension is worth $13 million and runs through the 2022 season and raised his assistant coaches salary pool by $250,000 as the Commercial Appeal is reporting.
Norvell spent time at Central Arkansas as a receiver and then ended up at Tulsa as a passing game coordinator and receivers coach as well as Pittsburgh as the co-offensive coordinator and receivers coach. He was then an offensive coordinator and quarterback coach at Arizona State before taking over the head coaching position at Memphis in 2016.
[h/t College Football Talk]