Posted by: Chris Vannini on Friday May 29, 2015
Arizona: The school has proposed a one-year extension for Rich Rodriguez through May 31, 2020, along with a $175,000 base salary increase on top of a $100,000 annual increase, according to USA Today. Rodriguez's new annual salary would be between $3.5 million and 3.6 million. The proposal must be approved by the school’s board of trustees next week. Rodriguez is 26-14 in three years at Arizona.
Auburn: Defensive backs coach Travaris Robinson will earn $575,000 annually, and outside linebackers coach Lance Thompson will earn between $450,000 and $500,000, according to AL.com. The salaries, along with Will Muschamp’s $1.6 million salary, would create an estimated salary pool of at least $6.1 million, which would have led the nation last season. In addition, the school is paying $2.8 million to three assistant dismissed after last season.
Eastern Kentucky: Per source, EKU offensive line coach Carson Jeffers has left the staff to move into private business. Jeffers has spent the past seven years at EKU, including six as offensive line coach.
SEC: Greg Sankey will take over as conference commissioner on Monday, June 1, the conference announced. Mike Slive’s contract ends on July 31, and he will begin a role as a consultant to the conference on Aug. 1 on a four-year deal.
Big 12: The Big 12 distributed approximately $25.6 million per school in full share of revenue, according to multiple reports. Eight schools received full shares, TCU received about $24 million, and West Virginia received about $23 million.
SEC: The SEC will distribute $31.07 million per school in revenue, according to ESPN’s Brett McMurphy. The league made a record $455 million last year.
South Florida: Central Missouri defensive graduate assistant Jim Nelson has joined the USF staff as a defensive graduate assistant. Nelson spent two years at Central Missouri after one season at Montana State.
Jacksonville Jaguars: Director of pro scouting Chris Polian has been promoted to director of player personnel, pro scout Chris Diggers has been promoted to director of pro personnel, former New York Jets general manager John Idzik has been named special assistant to the general manager, and scouting intern Casey Belongia has been promoted to scouting assistant. Polian served as the Indianapolis Colts’ general manager from 2009-11, and Idzik has been serving as a consultant with the Jaguars for the past three months.
South Dakota: Middle Georgia State club football head coach Jeremy Hawkins has joined the South Dakota staff as assistant defensive line coach. Hawkins spent one season at Middle Georgia State, going 6-2. He previously served one year as a graduate assistant at Troy and one year as the running backs / tight ends coach at Central Oklahoma.