Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Source: Oregon State has finalized the hiring of Blue Adams as defensive backs coach. Adams, who was involved for multiple openings this cycle, coached defensive backs at South Florida the past two seasons after stints with West Virginia, the Miami Dolphins and Northern Iowa. The former NFL cornerback heads to Corvallis.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Sources: Temple is expected to name Northern Illinois' Rod Carey as its next coach. The Philadelphia Inquirer first reported the impending agreement. A deal is nearing completion and should be finalized barring a late change. Wisconsin offensive coordinator Joe Rudolph also was strongly considered. Carey is 52-30 in six years at NIU. An official announcement could come Friday.

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The 2019 Way-Too-Early Top 25

Clemson is the new king, but Alabama will be back, along with Georgia, Ohio State and Notre Dame, while a couple of teams from Texas elbow their way into the top 10.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Sources: Memphis is hiring Pete Lembo as special teams coordinator. Lembo, the former head coach at Ball State, Elon and Lehigh, spent this past season coaching special teams at Rice. The Athletic first reported the hire. Lembo, who 112-65 as a head coach, provides a veteran presence for Mike Norvell's staff at Memphis.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Sources: Memphis is hiring Kevin Johns as offensive coordinator, replacing Kenny Dillingham. GoTigers247 first reported the hire, which should be announced today or Saturday. Johns spent last season as Texas Tech's offensive coordinator and has held coordinator roles at Western Michigan and Indiana. He also has extensive experience coaching wide receivers and quarterbacks.

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Holgorsen embraces Houston's 10-win standard

New Houston coach Dana Holgorsen didn't shy away when asked about the school president's stated double-digit-win standard for the program, noting, "I don't want to go anywhere that doesn't have expectations like that."

Sam Khan Jr. ESPN Staff Writer 

Dana Holgorsen, upon being introduced as Houston's head coach, said "It's great to be home." He said when he left as offensive coordinator after the 2009 season, "I left here with a frown. Because one I was going to Oklahoma, but two, I love this city. Obviously, things worked out OK."

Sam Khan Jr. ESPN Staff Writer 

Dana Holgorsen's new contract, obtained via open records request by ESPN, will pay him $20 million over 5 years. He'll also get a raise plus a $1 million incentive if the school gets a Power 5 conference invitation. His assistant salary pool ($4.5 million) is the largest for a Group of 5 program.

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Sam Khan Jr. ESPN Staff Writer 

New Houston head coach Dana Holgorsen autographs some footballs and throws them into the stands at the Cougars' basketball game Wednesday at Fertitta Center.

Sam Khan Jr. ESPN Staff Writer 

Former West Virginia receivers coach Tyron Carrier said the chances of him joining Dana Holgorsen's offensive staff at Houston are "pretty good. This is home." Carrier was a star receiver for the Cougars from 2008-11 and was recently named FootballScoop's receivers coach of the year. Carrier was with Holgorsen when the new head coach was introduced at Houston's basketball game on Wednesday.

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Sam Khan Jr. ESPN Staff Writer 

New head coach Dana Holgorsen introduced Wednesday night during halftime of Houston's basketball game vs. Tulsa. Got a standing ovation.

Sam Khan Jr. ESPN Staff Writer 

Houston makes its hire of Dana Holgorsen official, completing an impressive coup for the ambitious Group of 5 program, hiring him away from West Virginia. Holgorsen announced his arrival with a Twitter video, holding his preferred beverage, Red Bull.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Source: Texas Tech is hiring Memphis defensive line coach Paul Randolph for the same position. Memphis will replace Randolph with Deke Adams, who most recently coached defensive line at North Carolina. Randolph has worked previously at Arizona State and Pitt, among other stops.