Posted by: Chris Vannini on Tuesday June 21, 2016
Oklahoma: The school approved raises and extensions on Tuesday. Bob Stoops received an extension through 2021 and will earn about $5.55 million in 2016. Offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Lincoln Riley received a $400,000 raise to $900,000 annually, defensive coordinator Mike Stoops received a $50,000 raise to $900,000, and offensive line coach Bill Bedenbaugh received a $50,000 raise to $425,000. All three also received extensions through 2018. In addition, coaches extended through 2017 with $25,000 raises included DB coach Kerry Cooks (new salary $450,000), inside WR / assistant head coach Cale Gundy ($390,000), inside LB coach Tim Kish ($355,000) and RB coach / ST coordinator Jay Boulware ($355,000). Wide receivers coach Dennis Simmons received a $37,000 raise to $312,000.
Texas A&M: Tennessee Titans assistant director of football administration / pro scout Dennis Polian has accepted a player personnel job at Texas A&M, according to The Tennessean. Polian had been with the Titans since 2012 and previously worked with the Colts under his father, Bill Polian.
Buffalo Bills: Director of college scouting Kelvin Fisher has been promoted to player personnel advisor, BLESTO scout Pete Harris has been promoted to college area scout, and college scouting assistant Bo Taliaferro has been promoted to BLESTO scout. Fisher has been with the Bills since 2013, Harris since 2007 and Taliaferro since 2013. In addition, former Saints scout Ryan Hollern has joined the Bills as college scouting coordinator and former St. John Fisher College quarterback Colin Dotterer has joined the Bills as a player personnel assistant. Hollern spent seven seasons with the Saints.
Alabama: Athletic director Bill Battle will take a leave of absence to undergo the latest in a series of treatments for multiple myeloma, which he has been dealing with for two years. He’s expected to be out of the office for a few weeks, but will direct the athletic department with daily communication with officials.
Stanford: Here’s a look back at Jim Harbaugh’s first Stanford staff and where they are now.
Florida: John Herron has joined the Florida staff as director of on-campus recruiting. Herron is a Florida graduate and has coached high school basketball in Florida since 1997, including the last 14 years as a head coach.
Alabama: The school has approved new contracts for coaches. Among new coaches, defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt will earn $1 million annually on a 3-year deal, defensive backs coach Derrick Ansley will earn $395,000 on a 2-year deal, centers / tackles coach Brent Key will earn $350,000 on a 2-year deal, and defensive line coach Karl Dunbar will earn $275,000 on a 2-year deal. Among returning coaches, linebackers coach Tosh Lupoi was promoted to co-defensive coordinator and received a $125,000 raise to $550,000, running backs coach / special teams coordinator Burton Burns received a $130,000 raise to $475,000, tight ends / tackles coach Mario Cristobal received a raise to $525,000, and wide receivers coach Billy Napier received a raise to $350,000. All four are on 2-year deals. In addition, head strength coach Scott Cochran received a $105,000 raise to $525,000 annually on a three-year deal. Read more details here.
West Alabama: Former Jones County CC (MS) head coach David Thornton has joined the West Alabama staff as offensive line coach. Thornton spent two years as Jones County CC head coach after two years as the offensive coordinator.
Here are today's News, Notes & Quotes.