Thursday May 17, 2012
Miami (OH): Sources tell me that Valpo defensive coordinator Robert Lee has accepted a position on Don Treadwell's staff at Miami (OH).
SMU: Athletic director Steve Orsini has been dismissed, effective immediately. Tim Leonard has been named interim AD.
Houston Nutt: SiriusXM has announced that Houston Nutt will serve as an analyst on the College Sports Nation channel.
New Mexico: Sources tell me that Illinois State defensive intern Khenon Hall has joined Bob Davie's staff as a defensive grad assistant.
Baltimore Ravens: Eric DeCosta has been promoted from director of player personnel to assistant general manager. Additionally, Southeast area scout Joe Douglas has been elevated to national scout, Mark Azevado will take over Douglas' previous duties, and David Blackburn shifts from an assistant position in the scouting department to in charge of the Northwest, Southwest, and Midwest.
Alabama: Don't be surprised if Purdue director of player personnel Paul Gonnella ends up replacing Ed Marynowitz at Alabama.
South Alabama: Birmingham-Southern offensive line / run game coordinator Chase Smith has accepted the director of football operations job at South Alabama.
USC: According to a USA Today study, USC paid Monte Kiffin a total of $1.5 million in 2010. The figure comes from the university's federal tax return documents. USC, a private university, does not typically release salary information.