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.