Thursday May 24, 2012
Clemson: Clemson board of trustees chairman David Wilkins says the university is close to signing Dabo Swinney to a contract extension.
Michigan State: According to the Detroit Free Press, every Michigan State assistant coach has received a pay raise. Defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi goes from $233,000 to $500,000. Offensive coordinator Dan Roushar goes from $230,000 to $305,000, defensive backs coach Harlon Barnett from $170,000 to $203,000, linebackers / special teams coach Mike Tressel from $170,000 to $203,000, offensive line coach Mike Staten from $170,000 to $200,000, running backs coach Brad Salem from $170,000 to $200,000, quarterbacks coach Dave Warner from $175,500 to $205,000, wide receivers coach Terrence Samuel from $163,500 to $182,000, and defensive line coach Ted Gill from $163,500 to $182,000. As noted last week, Mark Dantonio is 1 of 16 head coaches to keep his entire staff intact this off-season.
NY Jets: Assistant special teams coordinator Ben Kotwica will take over for special teams coordinator Mike Westoff until training camp begins as Westoff recovers from surgury on his leg. According to the Jets, a piece of the titanium prothesis in Westoff's leg recently broke off causing him to have another surgury.
Georgia: According to the Athens Banner-Herald, Mark Richt's incentive payouts will double in his new contract. Richt will now receiver $150,000 (SEC title game), $50,000 (winning the SEC championship), $200,000 (BCS bowl game), $500,000 (national championship). Richt has yet to sign the new contract, which will run through the 2016 season. Richt is not expected to receive a raise. He'll earn around $2.8 million per year.
Michigan State: Street & Smith's Sports Business Journal has named Michigan State athletic director Mark Hollis as the athletic director of the year.
San Jose State: Former Boise State athletic director Gene Bleymaier will be named athletic director at San Jose State.