Posted by: Chris Vannini on Wednesday February 22, 2017

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Temple: A source tells CoachingSearch that former Georgia State outside linebackers coach Larry Knight will join Temple as assistant director of player personnel. Knight spent two years at Georgia State after two years as a quality control assistant at Tennessee.

Texas A&M: Southern Miss director of recruiting Mike Jones will join the Texas A&M staff, according to the Hattiesburg American. Jones spent two years at USM.

Indiana State: Per source, Indiana State’s staff is complete. Several have previously been reported, and the full staff is: Jeff Hecklinski (OC), Brad Wilson (DC), Jayden Everett (RB), Roy Roundtree (WR), Tyler Funk (TE), Darrell Funk (OL), Mark Smith (DL / asst HC), Grant Olson (LB), Deon Broomfield (CB), Craig Smith (DFO).

Rutgers: Defensive backs coach Bill Busch has been promoted to co-defensive coordinator. Busch is entering his second year on the staff.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Tuesday February 21, 2017

East Carolina: Cincinnati running backs coach Gerad Parker resigned last week and was set to join East Carolina as wide receivers coach, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer. Parker was arrested Tuesday morning in West Lafayette on an OWI. His status at ECU has not been commented on publicly. ESPN's Brett McMurphy reports Parker has not officially been hired. 

Vanderbilt: Outside linebackers coach Osia Lewis has been diagnosed with liver cancer and will move into an off-field road as chief consultant to the head coach / senior defensive assistant. Lewis joined Vandy last year and has been a friend of Derek Mason for decades. He has begun chemotherapy treatment, and we wish Lewis our best in his fight. 

Purdue: Washington State graduate assistant Dan Rowe has joined Purdue as a quality control assistant. Rowe spent one year at WSU and previously worked under Brohm at Western Kentucky.

Marshall: Former Virginia Tech defensive ends / outside linebackers coach Cornell Brown will join the Marshall staff, according to the Charleston Gazette-Mail. Brown worked at Virginia Tech from 2011-15. Keep track of open FBS assistant jobs here.

Indiana State: A source tells CoachingSearch that former Purdue offensive line coach Darrell Funk and former CSU-Pueblo quarterbacks coach Jeff Hecklinski have joined the Indiana State staff. Funk spent one year at Purdue, and Hecklinski spent 2015 at CSU-Pueblo. Both previously worked with new ISU head coach Curt Mallory at Michigan from 2011-14.

Michigan: Navy director of player personnel Sean Magee has joined the U-M staff as director of player personnel. Magee spent five years in that role at Navy and previously held several other military roles.  

NC State: Tennessee recruiting assistant Merci Falaise has joined the NC State staff as assistant director of player personnel / recruit communications. Falaise spent three years at Tennessee.

Arkansas: Bret Bielema has offered the job for a 10th assistant coach, but didn’t say who it is, and added that it’ll only happen if the 10th assistant is immediate upon on the April vote, not if it’s delayed to 2018. Bielema also shared his deep hiring philosophy.

San Francisco 49ers: The 49ers have added former Saints special teams assistant Kwan (special teams assistant), former NFL player DeMeco Ryans (defensive quality control) and former San Jose State offensive line coach Adam Stenavich (assistant OL coach). In addition, 49ers assistant DL coach Vince Oghobaase and strength assistant Stan Kwan have been retained in the same roles and enter their second years on staff.

USC: 247Sports’ Steve Wiltfong reports Indiana running backs coach Deland McCullough has interviewed for a similar position at USC. 

New Orleans Saints: Per source, Penn State quarterbacks graduate assistant Joe Brady will join the Saints staff as an offensive assistant. Brady spent two years at Penn State and previously played and coached at College of William and Mary. 

Florida: Former Florida defensive lineman Ian Scott has joined the staff as a graduate assistant. Scott played at UF from 2000-02 and played in the NFL from 2003-09.

West Virginia State: Marshall analyst George Shehl has been named defensive coordinator at West Virginia State. Shehl spent one year at Marshall and was previously the head coach at West Virginia Wesleyan from 2013-15.

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Detroit Lions: Former Texans offensive coordinator George Godsey has joined the Lions staff as defensive assistant - special projects. Godsey spent three years with the Texans and previously spent three years with the Patriots.

Oklahoma: Per source, Lehigh special teams coordinator / offensive assistant Ryan Dougherty has accepted a special teams quality control position at Oklahoma. Dougherty spent two years at Lehigh and previously worked at East Carolina.

Western Carolina: Safeties coach Blake Gideon has been promoted to defensive backs coach, and new defensive coordinator John Wiley will coach inside linebackers. 

East Carolina: Western Carolina running backs coach Jason Nichols will join the ECU staff as running backs coach, according to ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg. Nichols played at ECU in the 1990s and finished as the school’s all-time leader in catches. He spent one year at WCU and has also coached at UL-Monroe, Toledo, Kent State and more. 

Houston: Kansas graduate assistant J.B. Brown has joined the UH staff as a defensive graduate assistant, and Houston quality control intern Robert Luce has been promoted to defensive GA. Brown spent two years at Kansas, and Luce is entering his second year on staff.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Monday February 20, 2017

Ole Miss: Coordinator of recruiting development Ben Aigamaua has been promoted to assistant athletic director of community relations, and recruiting operations assistant Brennon Chapman has been promoted to player personnel analyst. Both have been at Ole Miss since 2012.

Open jobs: Here is a conference and position breakdown of the remaining open FBS assistant jobs.

Michigan: Former Vikings quarterbacks coach Scott Turner will join the Michigan staff as an offensive analyst, according to The MMQB’s Albert Breer. Turner spent the last three years with the Vikings. He last worked in college as Pitt’s wide receivers coach in 2010.

Houston: Major Applewhite’s contract will pay him $1.5 million annually on a 5-year deal, plus an annual $250,000 retention bonus each year, according to the Houston Chronicle. Bonuses include $100,000 for a 9-win season and an additional payment for each additional win, plus $100,000 for a conference title and a New Year’s Six bowl. Applewhite’s buyout if he leaves begins at $6 million and drops by $1.5 million each year, but it also includes any buyout money owed to assistants not retained on the next staff. UH’s buyout if it dismisses Applewhite is the total base salary left on the contract ($650,000 per season). In addition, new defensive coordinator Mark D’Onofrio will earn $400,000 annually on a 3-year deal, not including bonuses. 

Alabama: Brian Daboll’s title at Alabama is offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach, and Joe Pannuzio’s title is tight ends coach / special teams coordinator. In addition, Mike Locksley's title is co-offensive coordinator / wide receivers coach. Here is the completed new Alabama staff.

Morehead State: Per source, tight ends / slot receivers coach / director of operations Milo Austin has added the title of co-special teams coordinator. Austin is entering his third year on staff. 

San Francisco 49ers: Broncos assistant offensive line coach John Benton will join the 49ers as offensive line coach, according to The Sporting News’ Alex Marvez. Benton spent last year with the Jaguars and joined the Broncos earlier this offseason. He has previous worked with Kyle Shanahan with the Houston Texans.

Louisville: Memphis offensive line graduate assistant Nick Gilbert has joined the Louisville staff. Gilbert spent one year at Memphis.

Charlotte: Wide receivers coach Joe Tereshinski has resigned to pursue opportunities outside of football. Tereshinski spent four years with the program. Outside linebackers coach Ulrick Edmonds will take over recruiting coordinator duties. There are now two openings on staff. Keep track of open FBS assistant jobs here.

Hawaii: Per source, Cal Poly defensive backs coach Jacob Yoro has joined the Hawaii staff as safeties coach. Yoro spent two years at Cal Poly and was previously the defensive coordinator at Pacific. 

Virginia Tech: Along with a base salary raise to $635,000 annually, Virginia Tech athletic Whit Babcock’s annual retention bonus also increased by 64 percent and he will receive $100,000 in yearly deferred incoming, taking him to at least $996,750 total in 2017, according to the Daily Press. The contract goes through June 2024.

Boston College: Athletic director Brad Bates will step down and join Collegiate Sports Associates in a vice president role at the end of the school year. Bates was in his fifth year at BC, which USA Today reported was the final year of his contract. Sports Illustrated reports VCU AD Ed McLaughlin and Army AD Boo Corrigan are early names to watch for the job.

Memphis: Auburn graduate assistant Austin Tucker has joined the Memphis staff as an offensive graduate assistant. Tucker spent one year at Auburn and was previously the offensive coordinator at Hewitt Trussville High School (AL).

Gardner-Webb: North Greenville (SC) defensive backs coach Bennett Houston has joined the Gardner-Webb staff as director of football operations / assistant coach. Houston spent six years at North Greenville.

Ole Miss: Auburn defensive graduate assistant Ishmael Aristide has joined the Ole Miss staff. Aristide spent one year at Auburn and previously played at Purdue.

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Georgia: Itawmba CC (MS) offensive line coach Will Peagler has joined the Georgia staff as an offensive line graduate assistant. Peagler spent one year at Itawamba and was previously a quality control assistant at Minnesota.

Denver Broncos: Northern Colorado defensive backs coach Charles Gordon has joined the Broncos staff as defensive quality control assistant. Gordon spent four years at Northern Colorado.

UMass: Former Western Michigan defensive coordinator Ed Pinkham has joined the UMass staff as defensive coordinator, according to his Twitter account. Pinkham spent four years at WMU and previously coached at Elon, Rutgers, Colgate and Holy Cross. 

Southwest CC (MS): East Central CC (MS) linebackers coach Derek Welch has joined the Southwest staff as defensive backs coach. Welch spent two years at East Central.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Saturday February 18, 2017

North Texas: Former East Carolina defensive line coach Marc Yellock will join the North Texas staff in the same role, according to the Denton Record-Chronicle. Yellock worked at ECU from 2010-15.

Tennessee: Asked about the Tennessee AD opening, Chattanooga athletic director David Blackburn said on WNML, “If asked to be a part of this process officially, in terms of an interview I would love to. It would mean the world to me to be able to lead the institution that led me, by all the people that allowed me the opportunity to do what I do.” Blackburn is considered a strong candidate for the job, with former football coach Phil Fulmer.

South Florida: Here is Charlie Strong’s completed USF staff.

Atlanta Falcons: Defensive pass game coordinator Jerome Henderson has signed a new contract with the Falcons and will return, according to The Sporting News’ Alex Marvez. Henderson had interviewed for the 49ers defensive coordinator job. He is entering his second year on the Falcons staff.

Open jobs: Keep track of open FBS assistant jobs here. 

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Friday February 17, 2017

Alabama: New England Patriots tight ends coach Brian Daboll has accepted the Alabama offensive coordinator job, according to ESPN’s Chris Low. Daboll spent three years with the Patriots and was previously an offensive coordinator with the Chiefs, Dolphins and Browns. He was a graduate assistant at Michigan State under Nick Saban from 1998-99. 

Northern Illinois: NC State defensive quality control assistant Jeff Knowles has joined the NIU staff as linebackers coach. Knowles spent three years at NC State. In addition, defensive coordinator Kevin Kane will coach safeties. 

Houston: B.F. Terry High School head coach Tim Teykl has joined the Houston staff as director of high school relations, and Tennessee director of football recruiting Bobby Merritt has joined UH as director of player personnel. Teykl spent 26 years at B.F. Terry High School, reaching the playoffs 16 times. Merritt spent one year at Tennessee and was previously a Houston Texans scout.

San Francisco 49ers: Kyle Shanahan has announced the additions of Bears special teams assistant Richard Hightower (special teams coordinator), former Browns inside linebackers coach Johnny Holland (linebackers coach), Pro Football Focus analyst Bobby Slowik (defensive quality control), Tennessee strength assistant Marquis Johnson (strength assistant) and former Minnesota strength assistant Dustin Perry (strength assistant). In addition, previously linebackers coach Jason Tarver has been retained as a senior defensive assistant, and defensive backs coach Jeff Hafley has been retained.

Oregon: USF strength assistants Joey Carnes and Steven Gortmaker have joined the Oregon staff. Carnes had been with Willie Taggart since 2010 at Western Kentucky. Gortmaker spent one year at USF.

San Francisco 49ers: Broncos assistant offensive line coach John Benton will interview for the 49ers offensive line job, according to KUSA.

Florida Atlantic: A source tells CoachingSearch that Alabama graduate assistant Clint Trickett has joined the FAU staff as tight ends coach. Trickett spent the last two years as East Mississippi CC quarterbacks coach and had recently joined Alabama as a GA. He fills the spot left by Charlie Weis Jr., who joined the Atlanta Falcons staff today.

Georgia State: Per source, Furman defensive line coach Skylor Magee will join the Georgia State staff as defensive line coach. Magee spent four years at Charleston Southern and had previously joined Furman this offseason. Keep track of new FBS staffs here.

Texas State: LSU graduate assistant Eric Mateos will join the Texas State staff as offensive line coach, according to The Advocate. Mateos spent one year at LSU and coached tight ends on an interim basis in the fall. 

Oregon: Head strength coach Irele Oderinde will be reinstated on Sunday, according to CBS Sports, following a one-month suspension due to the hospitalization of three players from workouts. In addition, USF analyst David Gilbertson has joined the Oregon staff as an offensive graduate assistant, and USF executive assistant Julie Reed has joined Oregon as assistant director of football operations. Gilbertson spent three years at USF with Willie Taggart, and Reed has been with Taggart dating back to his Western Kentucky days.

Michigan State: Mark Dantonio has received a one-year extension, which happens each year as part of his 6-year rolling contract. 

Mississippi State: Louisville quality control assistant Karibi Dede has joined the Mississippi State staff as a defensive quality control coach. Dede spent two years at Louisville with Todd Grantham.

Oregon: The Kings Academy (CA) head coach Michael Johnson will join the Oregon staff as wide receivers coach, according to’s Sam Webb. Johnson was set to join the Michigan staff earlier this week. Johnson has been at TKA since 2014 and coached in the NFL from 2000-10. His most recent college job was UCLA offensive coordinator in 2011. 

Minnesota Vikings: Former Purdue head coach Darrell Hazell will join the Vikings as wide receivers coach, according to The Sporting News’ Alex Marvez. Hazell spent the last four years at Purdue. This is his first NFL job.

Atlanta Falcons: The Falcons have announced the additions of Washington wide receivers coach Bush Hamdan (QB coach), former Rutgers head coach Kyle Flood (assistant OL coach), former Delaware head coach Dave Brock (offensive assistant), FAU tight ends coach / special teams coordinator Charlie Weis Jr. (offensive assistant) and NCAA administrator Charlie Jackson (defensive assistant). In addition, intern Justin Outten has been promoted to offensive assistant. See the overhauled Falcons staff here.

Fordham: Per source, Old Dominion graduate assistant Jordan Orlovsky has accepted the linebackers job at Fordham. Orlovsky spent one year at ODU and previously worked at Miami.

Western Kentucky: Mike Sanford tells CoachingSearch that offensive coordinator / wide receivers coach Junior Adams will call the offensive plays.

San Francisco 49ers: Former Jaguars assistant defensive backs coach Daniel Bullocks will join the 49ers in the same role, according to The Sporting News’ Alex Marvez. Bullocks spent one year with the Jags and was previously at Eastern Michigan and Northern Iowa.

Southern Illinois: Jacksonville State wide receivers coach Nick Williams has accepted a job at Southern Illinois, according to his Facebook account. Williams spent three years at JSU.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.