Posted by: Chris Vannini on Saturday June 25, 2016

Washington Redskins: Jon David Gruden II has joined the Redskins as a strength coach intern, according to the Washington Post. Gruden is Jon Gruden’s son and Jay Gruden’s nephew. He recently graduated from Lafayette College, where he played tailback.

Indiana State: TCU graduate assistant Andrew Mitchell has joined the Indiana State staff as offensive line coach. Mitchell had been at TCU since February and was previously a GA at North Carolina for two seasons. He has also coached at Houston and Oklahoma State.

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

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Friday June 24, 2016

Baylor: The school has officially parted ways with Art Briles. There is no word on a contract settlement. Briles was reportedly still owed $40 million on his deal.

Penn State: James Franklin told reporters that all returning assistant coaches and strength coaches have signed new two-year deals this summer.

Iowa: Athletic director Gary Barta tells the Cedar Rapids Gazette he continues to have contract discussions with Kirk Ferentz. Ferentz has four years remaining on a contract that pays him $4 million annually, and he’s entering his 18th season as the head coach.

Cornell: Wide receivers coach / special teams coordinator David Hanna has been named athletic director for the Ithaca City (NY) School District. Hanna was on the Cornell staff from 2012-15 and previously coached at Salve Regina University (RI).

Findlay (OH): Linebackers coach Thomas Rebholz has been promoted to co-defensive coordinator. Rebholz is entering his second season on the Findlay staff and spent the previous five years at California University (PA).

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Thursday June 23, 2016

Conference USA: Former NFL vice president for football operations & compliance Merton Hanks has been named senior associate commissioner of C-USA, overseeing football and baseball operations. Merton spent the past 13 years with the NFL, including his current role since 2011. His duties with C-USA will include officiating, schedule, game operations, player conduct safety and more.

NCAA: President Mark Emmert earned nearly $1.9 million in 2014, according to tax documents obtained by USA Today. That’s a $46,000 increase from 2013. The NCAA highest-paid employee in 2014 was now-former chief operation officer Jim Isch, who earned more than $2.7 million, including more than $1.6 million in retirement and deferred compensation when he retired later that year.

Michigan State: Here’s a look at Mark Dantonio’s first MSU staff, and where they are now.

Michigan: Former New England Patriots head athletic trainer David Granito has joined the Michigan staff as head football athletic trainer. Granito was with the Patriots from 2002-15 and in the head role for the past 14 years. He has also worked with the New York Giants and at West Virginia. Granito replaces Paul Schmidt, who has been with U-M since 1986 and transitioned to the role of head athletic trainer / rehabilitation. 

St. John Fisher College (NY): Salve Regina University (RI) defensive backs coach Chris Keyes has joined the St. John Fisher staff as defensive coordinator. Keyes spent one season at Salve Regina and previously coached at the University of Rochester and King’s College. He played at St. John Fisher from 2006-10.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Wednesday June 22, 2016

Syracuse: NC State graduate assistant Macky MacPherson has joined the Syracuse staff as a GA, according to Syracuse.com. MacPherson played at Syracuse from 2011-13, spent last season as a GA at Louisiana Tech and joined the NC State staff in January.

Miami Dolphins: Here’s a look back at Nick Saban’s first Dolphins staff, and where they are now.

SEC: Former SEC official Ben Oldham has been named coordinator of football replay for the conference. The new position will report to coordinator of football officials Steve Shaw and help provide oversight for the new collaborative replay system at SEC headquarters this fall. Oldham has been involved in SEC officiating for nearly 40 years and was the instant replay official for the 2015 College Football Playoff seminal between Florida State and Oregon.

Florida: UF will not use a search firm to replace outgoing athletic director Jeremy Foley, but there will be an 8-person search committee, led by board of trustees chairman Manny Fernandez and including other school officials.

Bluefield State (WV): Alcorn State associate athletic director for administration John Lewis has been named athletic director at Bluefield State. Lewis had been at Alcorn State since November 2014.

Florida Tech: Defensive backs coach Willie Tillman has accepted the head coaching job at Westminster Academy (FL). Tillman spent the last four seasons at Florida Tech, including three as defensive coordinator. He previously coached at Bethel University.

North Texas: The school will use Eastman & Beaudine search firm for its athletic director search, according to the Denton Record-Chronicle.

Penn State-Schuylkill: Matt Stankiewitch has been named athletic director at PSU-Schuylkill. The 26-year-old Stankiewitch played offensive line at Penn State from 2008-12.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

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.