Posted by: Chris Vannini on Monday March 02, 2015

Notre Dame: Brian Kelly explains why running backs coach Autry Denson won the job in the interview.

Northern Illinois: Ross Watson’s role at NIU is linebackers coach, Rod Carey said Monday. Watson joined the staff in January as a defensive assistant.

This weekend... The Glazier Football Clinics are underway. Here is a list of clinics this weekend: Chicago (see speakers), Northern Virginia / D.C. (see speakers), Reno (see speakers) and Tampa (see speakers). Make plans now to attend the Glazier Clinics.

Youngstown State: Per source, former FAU head coach Carl Pelini is in Youngstown and in talks with his brother, Bo, about joining the YSU staff as defensive line coach. 

North Greenville (SC): Appalachian State tight ends graduate assistant Nic Cardwell will join the North Greenville staff as offensive line coach, according to Sports Illustrated’s Thayer Evans. 

Youngstown State: Bo Pelini’s staff at Youngstown State is nearly complete. Retained coaches include Shane Montgomery (offensive coordinator / quarterbacks), Ron Stoops Jr. (defensive coordinator) and Carmen Bricillo (offensive line coach). New hires include Ron Brown (running backs / associate head coach), Brian Crist (wide receivers), Kyle Brey (tight ends), T.J. Hollowell (linebackers), Richard McNutt (defensive backs) and Tim Marlowe (assistant defensive backs). There is still one open position.

Nicholls State: Per source, defensive line coach Anthony Camp will add special teams coordinator duties. 

Mississippi State: Recruiting assistant Brian Squeglia has been promoted to football recruiting specialist, according to his Twitter account. 

Notre Dame: Brian Kelly says it hasn't yet been determined who will call offensive plays. Notre Dame will also add three analysts to the staff. Here’s a look at the finalized Notre Dame staff for 2015.

Miami Dolphins: Head analyst Dennis Lock has been promoted to director of analytics. 

West Virginia: Former Youngstown State tight ends coach Dan Gerberry will join the West Virginia staff as a tight ends graduate assistant, according to WFMJ’s Dana Balash.

Notre Dame: Notre Dame has officially announced several staff additions, including Boise State offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Mike Sanford for the same role, Vanderbilt cornerbacks coach Todd Lyght as defensive backs coach, South Florida running backs coach Autry Denson as running backs coach, North Carolina defensive line coach Keith Gilmore as defensive line coach, former Notre Dame player Maurice Crum Jr. as a defensive graduate assistant, former Notre Dame quarterbacks coach Ron Powlus as director of player development and former Wisconsin player Donovan Raiola as an offensive graduate assistant. In addition, offensive coordinator Mike Denbrock will move to wide receivers / associate head coach, defensive line coach Mike Elston will move to linebackers coach / recruiting coordinator, and inside linebackers coach Bob Elliott will move to special assistant to the head coach in an off-field role.

Temple: Temple has officially announced the addition of former NC State wide receivers coach Frisman Jackson for the same role and former Falcons quarterbacks coach Glenn Thomas for the same role. In addition, former wide receivers coach Adam DiMichele has been reassigned to director of player development. 

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Sunday March 01, 2015

Henderson State (AR): Per source, former Evangel Christian Academy (LA) assistant Darren Drago will join the Henderson State staff as linebackers coach / special teams coordinator.

Troy: The Dothan Eagle has acquired the salary information for Neal Brown’s staff: defensive coordinator / safeties coach Vic Koenning ($250,000), linebackers / assistant head coach Jon Sumrall ($190,000), co-offensive coordinator / offensive line coach Matt Moore ($170,000), defensive line coach Bam Hardmon ($85,000) and wide receivers coach Cornelius Williams ($80,000). Retained coaches will remain on their current contracts, which expire on May 31, and will be drafted new ones. Their salary info: co-offensive coordinator / inside receivers coach Kenny Edenfield ($116,699), tight ends / associate head coach / special teams coordinator Shayne Wasden ($115,961), cornerbacks coach Al Pogue ($90,000) and quarterbacks / running backs coach Sean Reagan ($88,818).

Columbia: Harvard defensive backs coach Jonathan Poppe has joined the Columbia staff as defensive backs coach, according to his Twitter account. 

Yale: The school is expected to name former Boston College linebackers coach / special teams coordinator Sean McGowan as defensive coordinator and Maine defensive line coach Jordan Stevens as defensive line coach, according to the New Haven Register.

Nebraska: Defensive backs coach Brian Stewart will earn $400,000 in 2015 and $425,000 in 2016, according to the Lincoln Journal Star. 

Washington Redskins: Former Redskins senior executive A.J. Smith has announced his retirement. 

Washington: Davidson (NC) offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Bush Hamdan has accepted a quality control position at UW. Hamdan is a former Boise State quarterback under Chris Petersen.

Buffalo: Wisconsin-Whitewater offensive line graduate assistant Tyler Pierce has joined the Buffalo staff as a graduate assistant, according to his Twitter account. 

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Saturday February 28, 2015

Toronto Argonauts: Per source, former Columbia offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Jaime Elizondo has joined the Toronto staff as wide receivers coach.

Incarnate Word (TX): Per source, Jackson State linebackers coach Robert Lyles will join the Incarnate Word staff as outside linebackers coach.

James Madison: West Virginia State offensive line coach Jamal Powell has joined the JMU staff as offensive line coach, according to his Twitter account. 

Simon Fraser University (Canada): Former BC Lions wide receivers coach Joe Paopao has been offered the offensive coordinator job at Simon Fraser, according to News1130 Sports. 

Tulsa: Graduate assistant Luke Olson is now a defensive quality control coach. 

Wisconsin: Former Pitt running backs coach John Settle will join the Wisconsin staff in the same role, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. This fills the last opening on the Wisconsin staff. Settle previously coached Wisconsin’s running backs from 2006-10. Keep track of open FBS assistant jobs here

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Friday February 27, 2015

Houston: Former Ohio State quarterback Kenny Guiton has joined the Houston staff as a graduate assistant working with wide receivers, according to his Instagram account. 

Louisiana College: Per source, offensive coordinator / assistant head coach Clay Matchett has resigned to pursue business opportunities outside of coaching.

Kentucky: John Carroll University defensive graduate assistant Jonathan Cooley has joined the Kentucky staff as a defensive graduate assistant, according to his Twitter account. 

Chicago Bears: Former Denver Broncos director of player engagement Jerry Butler has joined the Bears as player development director, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. 

Spring football: Here are the spring practice start dates and game dates for every FBS team.

Northwestern: Offensive quality control assistant David Girardi is now a defensive graduate assistant, according to his Twitter account. 

San Diego Mesa College: Citrus College (CA) offensive coordinator Peter Lofthouse has been named head coach at Mesa.

Oregon: Northwestern graduate assistant Kwame Agyeman has joined the Oregon staff as a graduate assistant working with linebackers, according to his Twitter account. Agyeman is a former Oregon player.

Arkansas: Bret Bielema says his interview process with a coach includes assistants, secretaries, the director of football operations, the recruiting staff and more.

Tufts University (MA): Colorado State interim athletic director John Morris will be named athletic director at Tufts, according to The Coloradoan. 

Wofford (SC): Per source, former Adams State passing game coordinator / wide receivers coach Steve Neal has accepted the on-campus recruiting coordinator position at Wofford.

Detroit Lions: Senior personnel adviser James Harris has retired. 

Washington Redskins: Former Tennessee Titans quarterbacks coach coach Dave Ragone has joined the Redskins as an offensive quality control coach. 

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Thursday February 26, 2015

South Florida: Former Michigan State offensive lineman Blake Treadwell has joined the USF staff as an offensive graduate assistant. Treadwell coached at East Lansing High School (MI) last season. In addition, UTSA defensive graduate assistant Benny Morrison has joined the USF staff in the same role.

UCLA: Former South Florida defensive graduate assistant Tommy Donatell has joined the UCLA staff in the same role.

Chowan University (NC): Former South Florida graduate assistant Kurt von Bargen has joined the Chowan staff as linebackers coach. 

Mississippi State: Head coach Dan Mullen has signed an extension through 2018. He will earn $4 million in 2015 and average $4.275 million over the next four years.  

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Oklahoma State: Mike Gundy has announced five staff additions. Former Buffalo Bills tight ends coach Greg Adkins, former Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterbacks coach Marcus Arroyo and Montana State offensive line coach Jason McEndoo have joined as assistants, but the school did not announce titles. This fills the open spots on the staff. In addition, former OK State defensive coordinator Bill Clay and former Texas co-offensive coordinator / wide receivers coach Darrell Wyatt have joined the staff as analysts. Keep track of open FBS assistant jobs here.

Georgia Southern: Head coach Willie Fritz has received a raise of $100,000 to $500,000 annually. 

LSU: Per source, South Alabama graduate assistant Chevis Jackson will join the LSU staff as an analyst. Jackson is a former LSU cornerback. 

Michigan: Offensive coordinator / offensive line coach Tim Drevno will call plays, he told reporters Thursday night. 

Erie Community College (NY): Former Buffalo assistant Scott Pilkey has been named head coach at ECC.

UC Davis: The school has officially announced the addition of Indiana University (PA) running backs coach Jim Chapin (running backs), Winona State co-defensive coordinator / linebackers coach David Braun (defensive line) and Minnesota-Crookston running backs / tight ends coach Wes Nurse (cornerbacks). 

Detroit Lions: Former Penn State graduate assistant Steve Williams has joined the Lions staff as a defensive quality control coach. 

TCU: Gary Patterson told reporters he never considered an outside hire to replace retiring defensive coordinator Dick Bumpas, and Patterson sensed in the middle of last season that Bumpas would be retiring. Patterson promoted safeties coach Chad Glasgow and linebackers coach DeMontie Cross to co-coordinators earlier this week. 

Penn State: North Greenville University (SC) offensive line coach Tommy Galt has joined the Penn State staff as a graduate assistant, according to 247Spots. Galt is the son of PSU head strength coach Dwight Galt and twin brother of PSU assistant strength coach Dwight Galt IV. The job opened when former graduate assistant Steve Williams accepted a position with the Detroit Lions. 

Appalachian State: reports Missouri deputy athletic director Doug Gillen will be named athletic director at Appalachian State. 

Alabama: Director of player development Chris Samuels is the new head coach at Osbourn HS (VA).