Posted by: Chris Vannini on Monday February 27, 2017

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

New Mexico State: Graduate assistant Kai Brown has been promoted to defensive ends coach. Brown was a GA for the last three years. Linebackers coach Oliver Soukup and running backs coach Matt Christian will split special teams coordinator duties. Keep track of open FBS assistant jobs here.

Furman: Charleston Southern outside linebackers coach / special teams coordinator Josh Miller has joined the Furman staff as defensive line coach. Miller spent four years at Charleston Southern.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Sunday February 26, 2017

Cincinnati: Per source, Central Michigan offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Gino Guidugli has joined the Cincinnati staff as running backs coach. Guidugli had been on CMU's staff since 2010, and he was promoted to offensive coordinator earlier this offseason. He played quarterback at Cincinnati from 2001-04.

Fordham: A source tells CoachingSearch that VMI offensive line coach Tommy Galt has accepted the same job at Fordham. Galt joined VMI last month and was previously a graduate assistant at Penn State for the last two years.

Minnesota Crookston: Head coach Mike Fritze will not return. Fritze spent four years as interim head coach and head coach, posting a 3-41 record. Defensive coordinator Mark Dufner has been named interim head coach of the Division II program.

Glenville State (WV): Arizona offensive graduate assistant Kylan Butler has joined the Glenville State staff as running backs coach. Butler spent three years at Arizona.

East Mississippi CC: Starkville High School (MS) offensive coordinator David Boykin has joined the MECC staff as offensive coordinator. Boykin three years at Starkville.

Cal: Justin Wilcox has completed his Cal staff. See the staff here.

Sacramento State: Linebackers coach coach Tyler Almond has been named head coach at Christian Brothers High School in Sacramento. Almond spent six years at Sacramento State. 

Wisconsin: Head coach Paul Chryst has received a $500,000 raise to $3.2 million annually, and that will increase $100,000 each year through 2021, according to the Wisconsin State Journal. In addition, offensive coordinator Joe Rudolph has received an $80,000 increase to $650,000 annually.

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

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Saturday February 25, 2017

Denver Broncos: 9News reports Washington offensive line coach Chris Strausser will join the Broncos as assistant offensive line coach. Strausser spent three years at UW. He fills the spot left by John Benton, who left for the 49ers. Strausser was the college position coach of Broncos starting center Matt Paradis at Boise State. Keep track of open FBS assistant jobs here.

Maryland: Fordham offensive coordinator / offensive line coach Tyler Bowen has joined the Maryland staff as offensive line coach, and previous OL coach Dave Borbely will move to an off-field role as special assistant to the head coach. Bowen spent two years at Fordham and was previously a graduate assistant at Penn State. 

Cal: Fresno State defensive line coach Tony Tuioti has joined the Cal staff as outside linebackers coach. Tuioti spent 2016 as Michigan’s director of player personnel and joined the Fresno State staff in December. He previously worked for the Cleveland Browns. Keep track of new FBS staffs here.

Arizona: Central Michigan athletic director Dave Heeke will be named to the same role at Arizona, according to the Detroit Free Press. Heeke has been at CMU since 2006 and spent the previous 18 years at Oregon.

Holy Cross (MA): Per source, Midwestern State (TX) wide receivers coach Darren Paige has joined the Holy Cross staff as wide receivers coach. Paige spent four years at Midwestern State. 

Illinois: Director of player personnel Josh Sternquist will not return, per multiple reports. Sternquist spent one year at Illinois and previously worked at New Mexico.

Colorado: Former Purdue defensive coordinator Ross Els has joined the Colorado staff as inside linebackers coach. Els spent one year at Purdue and previously coached linebackers at Nebraska, Ohio and New Mexico State. 

Montana State: Foothill College (CA) offensive line coach Joshua Taufalele has joined the Montana State staff as offensive line coach. Taufalele was a graduate assistant at Washington from 2014-15, where he worked with current MSU head coach Jeff Choate.

Marshall: With the addition of Aubrey Hill as wide receivers coach, previous wide receivers coach Todd Goebbel will move to quarterbacks. It currently gives Marshall 10 assistants, though one will likely serve as quality control until the NCAA's 10th assistant proposal is voted upon in April.

Oklahoma State: The Tulsa World reports former Notre Dame defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder will join OK State as a defensive analyst. VanGorder spent the last two years at Notre Dame, before his dismissal in September. He has previously been a defensive coordinator at Auburn, South Carolina, Georgia, Central Michigan, and the Atlanta Falcons.

Georgia: Per the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, running backs coach Del McGee has received a $75,000 raise to $350,000 annually, and head strength coach Scott Sinclair has received an $80,000 raise to $300,000.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Friday February 24, 2017

Green Bay Packers: 49ers director of college scouting Matt Malaspina will join the Packers as a college scout, according to multiple reports. Malaspina spent the last 12 years with the 49ers.

Purdue: Jeff Brohm talked with CoachingSearch about why he chose Purdue, and lessons from the XFL — Read more here.

North Alabama: Mississippi Gulf Coast CC wide receivers coach Drew Hall has joined the North Alabama staff as wide receivers coach. Hall spent one year at Mississippi Gulf Coast and previously coached at Arkansas-Monticello.

Alabama State: Tennessee State defensive coordinator Osita Alaribe has joined the Alabama State staff as defensive coordinator / defensive line coach. Alaribe spent the last eight years at TSU, including two years as defensive coordinator.

North Texas: Head coach Seth Littrell has received a new 5-year contract through 2021. Littrell went 5-8 in his first season.

Marshall: Carol City High School (FL) head coach Aubrey Hill will join Marshall as wide receivers coach, according to Fox Sports’ Bruce Feldman and CanesInSight’s Peter Ariz. Hill was Florida’s wide receivers coach from 2011-12 and Miami’s wide receivers coach from 2008-10. Keep track of open FBS assistant jobs here.

Valdosta State: Per source, Rockledge High School (FL) defensive coordinator David Rowe has joined the Valdosta State staff as defensive backs coach. Rowe has previously worked at Western Michigan and with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. 

Arizona: UTEP wide receivers coach Theron Aych has joined the Arizona staff. Aych spent one year at UTEP after five years at Angelo State. 

Villanova: Wagner head strength coach Brian Tracz has accepted the head football strength job at Villanova. Tracz spent three years at Wagner. 

Wagner (NY): Per source, Marshall head basketball strength coach Joe Varga has accepted the head strength job at Wagner for all sports, including football. Varga has been at Marshall since 2011.

Bucknell: Former Cornell wide receivers coach Bobby Acosta has joined the Bucknell staff. Acosta spent 2016 at Cornell and previously worked at Syracuse.

Georgia: Former Minnesota offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Jay Johnson will join Georgia as an analyst, according to 247Sports. Johnson spent 2016 at Minnesota after five years at Louisiana-Lafayette. 

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Thursday February 23, 2017

Wisconsin: Northern Illinois tight ends / fullbacks coach Bob Bostad has rejoined the Wisconsin staff as inside linebackers coach, according to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. Bostad spent one year at NIU and was Wisconsin’s offensive line coach from 2006-11. This will be his first coaching job on defense, though he played linebacker at Wisconsin-Stevens Point in the 1980s. Keep track of open FBS assistant jobs here.

Briar Cliff (IA): Per source, West Hills College (CA) defensive coordinator Kai Ellis has joined the Briar Cliff staff as defensive coordinator. Ellis spent two seasons at West Hills. 

Cal: Per source, Arizona special teams quality control assistant / director of junior college relations Miguel Reveles has joined the Cal staff in a quality control role. Reveles spent four years at Arizona, where he worked with new Cal tight ends coach / special teams coordinator Charlie Ragle.  

Pitt: Former Indiana tight ends / fullbacks coach James Patton has joined Pitt as an offensive quality control assistant, and Butler defensive coordinator Tim Cooper has joined Pitt as a defensive quality control assistant. Patton spent four years at IU and worked with new Pitt OC Shawn Watson last year. Cooper spent seven years at Butler.

Minnesota Vikings: The Vikings have officially added former Purdue head coach Darrell Hazell as wide receivers coach, as previously reported, as well as Browns assistant strength coach Derik Keyes as an assistant strength coach. 

Houston: Offensive line coach Chris Scelfo will earn $250,000 annually on a 2-year deal, according to the Houston Chronicle.

Albion (MI): Per source, Central Michigan quality control assistant Justin Swinney has joined the Albion staff. Sweeney spent three seasons at CMU. 

Hamilton Tiger-Cats: The Ti-Cats have added Saskatchewan Roughriders linebackers coach Phillip Lolley (LB coach), former Lamar offensive line coach Dennis McKnight (special teams coordinator) and Montreal Alouettes quality control assistant Williams Fields (defensive / special teams assistant).

Norfolk State: Saint Joseph’s (IN) wide receivers coach Dyrell Roberts has joined the Norfolk State staff as wide receivers coach. Roberts spent one year at Saint Joseph’s and previously worked at Earlham College. 

Kansas: Southern Miss head strength coach Zac Woodfin has joined the KU staff as head strength coach. Woodfin spent two years at USM, and spent three months recently as the interim athletic director.

Texas Tech: Former FAU defensive line coach Terrance Jamison has joined the Texas Tech staff as defensive line coach. Jamison spent the last three years at FAU and has also worked at Wisconsin and Cal.

Salaries: How do the new FBS head coaching salaries compare to their predecessors? Only 9 of 19 available will make more. See more here.

Indiana State: Head coach Curt Mallory will earn $200,000 in base salary on a 5-year deal, according to the Tribune-Star. In addition, offensive coordinator Jeff Hecklinski will earn $105,670 in base salary.

McNeese State: Per source, Northwestern State (LA) offensive coordinator / offensive line coach Ben Norton will join the McNeese State staff as offensive line coach. Norton has been at Northwestern State since 2013.

Ohio: Michigan State defensive graduate assistant De’Angelo Smith will join the Ohio staff as cornerbacks coach, according to SpartanNation.com. Smith has spent the last three years at MSU. 

Los Angeles Rams: Per source, Stanford defensive assistant Tyrone McKenzie has joined the Rams as a special teams assistant. McKenzie spent one year on the Stanford staff and was previously a graduate assistant at Colorado. He played five years in the NFL from 2009-13.

Denver Broncos: Per source, LSU offensive assistant Chris Kragthorpe has joined the Broncos in a quality control role. Kragthorpe spent the past season at LSU and was previously a graduate assistant at Georgia.

Charlotte: Catawba College defensive coordinator / defensive backs coach Keith Henry has joined the Charlotte staff as running backs coach. Henry spent three years at Catawba and the previous 11 at Wake Forest. In addition, current running backs coach Damien Gary will move to wide receivers coach. 

Colorado: Mike MacIntyre says he should have his ninth assistant spot filled “pretty soon,” and it will be a linebackers job. The role is currently filled by graduate assistants as spring practice began this week.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.