Posted by: Chris Vannini on Tuesday September 27, 2016

LSU: Interim head coach Ed Orgeron plans to continue coaching the defensive line, alongside new DL coach Pete Jenkins. Orgeron also explained his offensive plans and why he added a local radio host to the staff.

FIU: Interim had coach / defensive coordinator Ron Cooper has given play-calling duties to defensive backs coach Bobby Babich, and offensive coordinator Steve Shankweiler will have full offensive play-calling duties. In addition, special teams coordinator Kirk Doll and tight ends coach Jason Brooks will help out on defense.

Florida: Here are 6 notable quotes from new AD Scott Stricklin’s introduction.

Wisconsin: Director of recruiting Andrew Marlatt has been promoted to senior director of operations and recruiting. Marlatt is in his second season on the staff.

Notre Dame: Interim defensive coordinator Greg Hudson will call plays from the sideline.

Mississippi State: The Clarion-Ledger reports the lead internal candidate for the AD job is baseball coach John Cohen, who added the title of associate athletic director in July. The paper adds that associate AD of external affairs Scott Weatherbee could also be a candidate, and external possibilities include Georgia Tech senior associate AD of operations John David Wicker and Texas A&M senior associate AD of external affairs Jason Cook. MSU’s last three AD’s have been promoted from within. The school will use a search firm.

Florida: New athletic director Scott Stricklin has a six-year deal worth  $1.076 annually, along with a $150,000 signing bonus. Stricklin earned $500,000 annually at MSU. He will be introduced at a 1 p.m. ET press conference. Current athletic director Jeremy Foley will remain in his role through Nov. 1, instead of Oct. 1. Keep track of AD changes here.

LSU: Defensive coordinator Dave Aranda has added the title of associate head coach. 

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Monday September 26, 2016

LSU: The Advocate reports Les Miles’ buyout will total around $9.6 million, payable over six years. In addition, AD Joe Alleva told the paper that he will have an unspecified number of advisers in the search for a new coach, but that he will do most of the work himself.

LSU: NOLA.com reports Ed Orgeron was given the option to make an offensive coordinator change and that it was his call to dismiss Cam Cameron after he became interim head coach. Orgeron emphasized in his Monday presser the desire to change the offense and promoted Steve Ensminger to the offensive coordinator job.

Florida: Mississippi State athletic director Scott Stricklin is expected to be named AD at Florida on Tuesday, according to USA Today’s Dan Wolken. Stricklin has been at Mississippi State since 2008 and in the AD role since 2010. Stricklin will replace Jeremy Foley, who announced earlier this year he planned to step down in the fall. 

Louisville: Bobby Petrino said today, “I’m not interested in going anywhere. I’m very fortunate to be the head coach at Louisville. … This is the job I want. This is where I'm going to be.”

LSU: Baton Rouge radio host Derek Ponamsky has joined the LSU staff as a special assistant to the head coach. In addition, assistant athletic director of player personnel Austin Thomas has been promoted to general manager and will be in charge of recruiting and personnel. See Ed Orgerson's full staff changes here.

Texas: Charlie Strong said today he won't make any defensive staff changes right now, after hinting at the possibility last week.

LSU: Les Miles spoke on his reaction and his future while on The Dan Patrick Show this morning. Here’s everything Miles said. 

Lincoln University (MO): Head coach Mike Jones has been dismissed. Jones was in his sixth season at the school. This year’s 0-4 start moved his career record at the school to 8-51. Outside linebackers coach Lee Johnson will serve as interim head coach.

LSU: Defensive graduate assistant Dennis Johnson has been promoted to outside linebackers coach, and Bradley Dale Paveto will solely coach special teams, according to 247Sports.

Houston: Tom Herman denied a report that there’s been any contact with LSU. “There’s certainly been no contact. I can firmly deny that. You know my stance. I’m never going to comment on another job during the season. That’s not fair to our players. That’s not fair to whatever university the reports are about. It’s not fair to anybody. I can say unequivocally that nobody’s contacted me. Beyond that, I’m never going to give it the time of day.”

Coaches of the Week: Here are CoachingSearch’s Assistant Coaches of the Week.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Sunday September 25, 2016

LSU: Assistant director of football operations Dean Dingman has also been dismissed, and assistant offensive line coach Eric Mateos has been promoted to tight ends coach, according to NOLA.com. Dingman was in his fifth year with the program, and Mateos joined the LSU staff in February. The Advocate also reports longtime college defensive line coach Pete Jenkins is expected to join the LSU staff. He previously coached at LSU from 1980-90 and from 2000-01.

LSU: Head coach Les Miles and offensive coordinator Cam Cameron have been dismissed, according to The Advocate. In addition, Fox Sports reports defensive line coach Ed Orgeron will take over as interim head coach. Miles went 113-34 over 11-plus seasons, winning a national title and playing for another, but the Tigers went 8-5 in 2014 and 9-3 last year. The school was close to making a change after last season, but Miles returned, and the Tigers are 2-2 this year after Saturday’s 18-13 loss to Auburn. Read more here.

Notre Dame: Defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder has been dismissed. Defensive analyst Greg Hudson will take over the role. VanGorder was in his third season at the school. The 134 points Notre Dame has allowed through its first four games are the most in school history. Read more here.

Florida International: Head coach Ron Turner has been dismissed, CoachingSearch has confirmed. USA Today’s Dan Wolken first reported the news. Turner is 10-30 at FIU, including 0-4 this year. Defensive coordinator Ron Cooper will be the interim head coach. Read more here.

The Inside Zone: 17 takeaways from Week 4.

Northern Illinois: After a loss to Western Illinois dropped NIU to 0-4, Rod Carey was asked about job security. He responded, “I’ve got one-week lives in coaching, whether it’s one week, one year or you’ve got a 10-year contract. Your life as a coach is one week at a time. That doesn’t even come into my thought process.”

Auburn: Offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee called offensive plays against LSU, and Gus Malzahn says Lashlee will continue to do so.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Friday September 23, 2016

Week 4: Here are this week’s Picks & Superlatives.

Oregon State: President Ed Ray tells Oregon Live he’s not yet sure when he’ll name an interim AD. When asked what he wants in the next AD, Ray said, “We need someone who's market-savvy, can work with new social media and other ways of communicating and reaching fans, can come up with some creative ways to market athletic events, to get more people involved. Somebody who can work well with donors and (that can) connect with and be supportive of the coaches and the players. And someone who understands that most student-athletes go on to do something very different in their life.”

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

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Thursday September 22, 2016

Oregon State: The school is owed nearly $2.15 million in buyout for AD Todd Stansbury leaving for Georgia Tech, according to USA Today. 

Georgia Tech: Oregon State athletic director Todd Stansbury has been named AD at Georgia Tech. He will begin work in late November or early December. Stansbury is a former Georgia Tech football player and worked at the school from 1988-95. He has been at Oregon State since 2015 and spent the previous three years as the AD at UCF. Keep track of 2016 AD changes here.

LA Rams: Cal director of recruiting operations Sophia Luoto has joined the Rams as manager of business and executive operations. Luoto spent three years at Cal, the first as a recruiting assistant. 

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

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Wednesday September 21, 2016

Buffalo Bills: Assistant quarterbacks coach Jason Vrable will move to work with running backs after Anthony Lynn’s promotion to offensive coordinator. Vrable has been on staff since 2013 and has also worked with the team’s wide receivers. He was the offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach at the University of Charleston (WV) from 2011-12. Vrable doesn’t have any prior running backs coaching experience. 

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Tuesday September 20, 2016

Florida: The Clarion-Ledger reports Mississippi State athletic director Scott Stricklin has been offered the Florida AD job for a second time. The paper reports Stricklin turned down an offer earlier this month, but Florida returned with a better offer, which includes more than $1 million annually. He currently earns $500,000 at Mississippi State. ESPN's Brett McMurphy reports Stricklin hasn't been offered the job.

Notre Dame: Brian Kelly says he will be in defensive meetings more moving forward but won’t be on the defensive headset during games.

Kansas State: Regarding a report that K-State athletic director John Currie is in Gainesville today, Currie has tweeted that he’s in Dallas at the Division I AD meetings.

Nicholls (LA): The four finalists for the Nicholls athletic director job are Eastern Kentucky deputy AD K. Matthew Roan, Queens College (NY) AD China Jude, Washington State associate AD Christopher Walker and Southern Miss senior associate AD Kent Hegenauer. 

Cleveland Browns: CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora reports the several scouts whom the Browns dismissed weeks before the draft preferred Carson Wentz to Jared Goff. The Brown traded their No. 2 overall pick for several other picks.  

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

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Monday September 19, 2016

Seattle Seahawks: Pete Carroll has been fined $200,000 and the Seahawks have been fined $400,000 for violating offseason workout rules. The Seahawks also lost their 2017 fifth-round pick and the first week of 2017 OTAs.

Texas: Charlie Strong says he will get more involved with the defense, and when asked if staff changes are coming, Strong said there are two weeks to look at it. The Longhorns are off this week. Read more here.

Oakland Raiders: Jack Del Rio says there “may have been a point” where he took over defensive play-calling in Sunday’s 35-28 loss to the Falcons.

Week 3: Here are the Assistant Coaches of the Week.

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Sunday September 18, 2016

Buffalo Bills: Former offensive coordinator Greg Roman was set to make about $2.5 million this year and will be paid for the next two years after his dismissal, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. 

The Inside Zone: 16 takeaways from Week 3.