Posted by: Chris Vannini on Tuesday January 17, 2017
Oregon: Head strength coach Irele Oderinde has been suspended for one month without pay following workouts that hospitalized at least three players. Oderinde will now report to director of performance and sports science Andrew Murray, instead of Willie Taggart.
Indiana State: Wyoming defensive backs coach Curt Mallory is expected to be named Indiana State head coach, according to 247Sports and multiple reports. Mallory has been at Wyoming for two years and previously spent four years at Michigan. He is the son of former Indiana head coach Bill Mallory.
Minot State (ND): Minot State’s coaching search is down to three finalists: Former Missouri Western State head coach Jerry Partridge, Southwest Minnesota State associate head coach Mike Aldrich and former Lindenwood head coach Patrick Ross.
Minnesota: Defensive coordinator Robb Smith will coach linebackers, and Brian Callahan's title is tight ends coach. In addition, head strength coach Dan Nichol’s move from Western Michigan is official, and P.J. Fleck has brought three staffers from WMU: Gerrit Chernoff (general manager), Marcus Hendrickson (director of player personnel) and Matt Childers (director of video).
Oregon: David Reaves’ title at Oregon is co-offensive coordinator / passing game coordinator / tight ends coach. Reaves follows Willie Taggart from USF. Keep track of new FBS staffs here.
San Francisco 49ers: The 49ers plan to offer their head coaching job to Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan when their season ends, according to Adam Schefter.
Baylor: Houston deputy athletic director Jeramiah Dickey has accepted the same position at Baylor, according to the Houston Chronicle. Dickey had been at Houston since 2010.
San Jose State: A source tells CoachingSearch that SJSU head strength and conditioning coach Gary Uribe will remain in the same role. Here’s a look at SJSU’s complete full-time staff.
Wake Forest: Former Minnesota defensive coordinator Jay Sawvel is finalizing terms to become Wake Forest’s defensive coordinator, according to 247Sports. Sawvel spent one full season as Minnesota’s DC, producing the No. 21 scoring defense. He had been at Minnesota since 2011 and was on Jerry Kill’s staffs dating back to 2001. Keep track of open FBS assistant jobs here.
Houston: Co-defensive coordinator / defensive backs coach Clay Jennings has a 1-year deal worth $250,000, according to the Houston Chronicle.
San Francisco 49ers: Seahawks co-director of player personnel Trent Kirchner has withdrawn from the 49ers GM search, according to NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo.
Washington Redskins: Outside linebackers coach Greg Manusky has interviewed for the defensive coordinator job.
Boise State: Former Fresno State offensive coordinator Eric Kiesau has joined the Boise State staff as wide receivers coach. Kiesau spent one year at Fresno and was previously an analyst at Alabama. He has also coached at Kansas, Washington, Colorado and more.
Oregon State: According to The Oregonian, new wide receivers coach / passing game coordinator Jason Phillips will earn $220,008 annually on a 2-year deal, and new safeties coach John Rushing will earn $200,004 annually on a 2-year deal.
Wisconsin: Paul Chryst will consider current assistants for the defensive coordinator job. Outside linebackers coach Tim Tibesar interviewed for the job last year.
Wingate University (NC): A source tells CoachingSearch that Washington State special teams graduate assistant Jack Taylor has joined the Wingate staff as outside linebackers coach / co-special teams coordinator. Taylor spent one year at Wazzu and previously served as defensive line coach at Tarleton State (TX).
Baldwin Wallace (OH): Cincinnati La Salle High School (OH) head coach Jim Hilvert has been named head coach at Baldwin Wallace. Hilvert spent two years at La Salle and won two state titles.
Coastal Carolina: Wide receivers coach Renato Diaz will not return. Diaz spent five years at Coastal Carolina.
Los Angeles Chargers: Anthony Lynn has confirmed that offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt will remain in the same role.
Cleveland Browns: Former Rams assistant defensive line coach Clyde Simmons will join the Browns as defensive line coach, according to The Sporting News’ Alex Marvez. Simmons spent five years with the Rams and worked with new Browns defensive coordinator Gregg Williams.
Arizona State: Josh Henson’s title at Arizona State is offensive line / assistant head coach / run game coordinator. Henson spent one year as an Oklahoma State analyst and was Missouri’s offensive line coach from 2009-15.
Utah: Eastern Washington running backs coach Kiel McDonald is expected to become Utah’s running backs coach, according to Fox Sports’ Bruce Feldman. McDonald spent five years at EWU, working alongside new Utah offensive coordinator Troy Taylor.
Houston Texans: Defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel’s contract expires next week, according to ESPN’s Adam Caplan. Bill O’Brien wants the 69-year-old Crennel to return.
Carolina Panthers: Wide receivers coach Ricky Proehl will step down due to family reasons. Proehl spent six years on the Panthers staff.
Denver Broncos: Defensive backs coach Joe Woods has been promoted to defensive coordinator. Woods has spent the last two years with the Broncos. In addition, KUSA reports former Raiders defensive backs coach Marcus Robertson will join the Broncos as defensive backs coach.
College Football Playoff: Frank Beamer has been named to the Playoff selection committee, along with Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith and Robert Morris president Chris Howard.
Jacksonville Jaguars: Former Chargers linebackers coach Mike Nolan has interviewed for the Jaguars linebackers job, according to The Sporting News.
Buffalo Bills: Former Jaguars offensive coordinator Greg Olson will interview for the Bills offensive coordinator job today, according to the Buffalo News.
Jacksonville Jaguars: The Sporting News’ Alex Marvez reports the Jaguars are expected to hire Clemson co-defensive coordinator / defensive ends coach Marion Hobby as defensive line coach. Fox Sports reports Hobby is "giving serious consideration" for the job. Hobby has been at Clemson since 2011. He and Doug Marrone worked together on the New Orleans Saints staff from 2006-07. Hobby’s departure would mean Clemson loses both of its defensive line coaches, following Dan Brooks’ retirement.
Nebraska Kearney: Co-offensive coordinator / offensive line coach Joe Holtzclaw will not return, according to Fox Nebraska. Holtzclaw spent two years at UNK.
Western Michigan: Davenport (MI) head coach Lou Esposito has resigned to take a job on Tim Lester’s staff, per multiple reports. Esposito has been at Davenport since 2014 and went 6-5 this year, which was the program’s first season. He has previously worked at WMU from 2010-12. At Davenport, offensive coordinator Steve Casula has been promoted to interim head coach. Keep track of new FBS staffs here.
Keiser University (FL): Former Buffalo Bills offensive assistant Doug Socha will be the program’s first football coach, according to ESPN West Palm. Socha spent one year with the Bills and was previously a high school coach in South Florida. The Keiser program will begin play in 2018.
New Orleans Saints: Former 49ers special teams coordinator Derius Swinton is expected to interview for the Saints special teams coordinator job, according to the New Orleans Advocate.
Defense: Here are the FBS most improved scoring defenses in 2016.
Western Michigan: Former Indiana offensive coordinator Kevin Johns has joined the WMU staff, according to several Indiana players. Johns worked at Indiana from 2011-16.
Elon (NC): A source tells CoachingSearch that Penn State defensive graduate assistant Ryan Smith has joined the Elon staff as cornerbacks coach. Smith spent two years at PSU and previously was a graduate assistant at UTSA.
Lamar (TX): Faulkner (AL) defensive coordinator Cam Clark has joined the Lamar staff as outside linebackers / safeties coach. Clark spent two years at Faulkner and previously worked at Auburn.
VMI: A source tells CoachingSearch that Penn State graduate assistant Tommy Galt will join the VMI staff as offensive line coach. Galt spent two years at Penn State.
Tennessee: Utah State running backs / assistant head coach Mike Canales has interviewed for the Tennessee offensive coordinator job, according to the Knoxville News-Sentinel.
Arkansas: Defensive backs coach Paul Rhoads has been promoted to defensive coordinator. Rhoads has been on staff for one season after seven years as Iowa State head coach. He was previously the defensive coordinator at Auburn and Pitt.
Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.