Posted by: Chris Vannini on Tuesday May 23, 2017

Memphis: Several Memphis assistants have received raises, according to the Memphis Commercial Appeal: OLB coach / ST coordinator Joe Lorig ($250,000, up from $184,500), DB coach Marcus Woodson ($225,000, up from $160,000), ILB coach Dan Lanning ($210,000, up from $150,000), WR coach David Johnson ($205,000, up from $160,000) and head strength coach Josh Storms ($200,000, up from $165,000).

Miami (FL): Illinois analyst Michaelee Harris has joined the Miami staff as a graduate assistant, according to CanesInSight. Harris spent one year at Illinois after his playing career at Louisville and Akron as a receiver.

Cincinnati: Per source, Davidson (NC) defensive coordinator Chad Creamer has accepted a quality control job at Cincinnati. Creamer had been at Davidson since 2013. He is an Ohio native and worked with Luke Fickell as a student assistant at Ohio State from 2006-08.

New York Jets: New offensive coordinator John Morton will call plays from the press box.

Sun Belt: The league will split into two divisions in 2018. The East will include Appalachian State, Coastal Carolina, Georgia Southern, Georgia State and Troy. The West will include Arkansas State, Louisiana-Lafayette, Louisiana-Monroe, South Alabama and Texas State.  

Presentation College (SD): Former Colby College (ME)  running backs / co-special teams coordinator Travis Lueck has joined the Presentation staff as running backs / tight ends coach. Lueck spent five years at Colby College.

LA Rams: Former NFL player Jacques McClendon has joined the Rams as director of player engagement. McClendon played for six teams from 2010-16.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Monday May 22, 2017

Purdue: A source tells CoachingSearch that UNLV assistant director of strength and conditioning Jeff Eaton has joined the Purdue staff as an assistant strength coach. Eaton spent the last two years on Tony Sanchez’s staff.

Carolina Panthers: The Panthers have announced several scouting changes. Director of pro scouting Mark Koncz has been promoted to director of player personnel after 16 years in his previous role, assistant director of college scouting Jeff Morrow has been promoted to director of college scouting in his second year with the team, pro scout Matt Allen has been promoted to director of pro personnel, director of player personnel Don Gregory is now a senior executive scout, college scouting assistant Jonathan Fields has moved to pro scouting assistant, and BLESTO scout Eli Montague is now an area scout.

UT Martin: Missouri Western State athletic director Kurt McGuffin has been named AD at UT Martin. McGuffin spent the last six years at Missouri Western State and has also worked at Kansas State and Colorado, Idaho and Wichita State. He will begin work at UTM on June 28.

Minnesota Vikings: Head coach Mike Zimmer will take some time away from OTAs to recovery from eye surgery, the team announced. GM Rick Spielman said in a statement: “We all agree Mike’s health is the priority and we believe rest and recovery are in his best interest for the long term. We anticipate Mike back on the field in a few weeks."

Western Carolina: Defensive backs coach Blake Gideon has added the title of passing game coordinator. Gideon is entering his second season on staff.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Sunday May 21, 2017

Penn State: Former PSU cornerback Justin King has joined the staff as an assistant recruiting coordinator. King played at PSU from 2005-07.

Southern Miss: Former NFL center Bryan Stork has joined the USM staff as an offensive line graduate assistant. Stork played in the NFL from 2014-16 and had recently announced his retirement from playing.

Purdue: A source tells CoachingSearch that Austin Peay tight ends coach Ryan Wallace has accepted an off-field job at Purdue. Wallace joined Austin Peay last summer and was previously a graduate assistant at Western Kentucky under Jeff Brohm.

Buffalo Bills: Gerald Dixon (pro scout), Brian Fischer (Midwest college scout), and Doug Majeski (West area scout) have rejoined the Bills’ scouting department after the entire department was let go recently. Dixon first joined the Bills in 2014, Fisher in 2007, and Majeski enters his 28th year with the Bills.

Michigan: Analyst Antonio Richards has accepted the head coaching job at Loachapoka High School (AL). Richards spent one year at Michigan and was previously an assistant in the Alabama high school ranks.

Holy Cross (MA): Per source, tight ends coach Steve Cully will not return to Holy Cross, and running backs coach Andrae Murphy has accepted a position at Columbia. Cully had been on staff since 2012, and Murphy spent one year at Holy Cross.

Charleston Southern: Millsaps College (MS) wide receivers coach Mike DeTerlizzi has rejoined the Charleston Southern staff as tight ends coach / video coordinator. DeTerlizzi spent two years at Millsaps and previously played and coached at CSU from 2009-14. In addition, previous tight ends coach Malcolm Dixon has moved to running backs coach.

North Dakota: Nebraska personnel assistant Malcolm Agnew has joined the North Dakota staff as running backs coach. Agnew spent one year at Nebraska and previously coached high school ball.

Elon: Former IUP offensive assistant James Ferguson has joined the Elon staff as director of football operations. Ferguson spent two years at IUP under current Elon head coach Curt Cignetti.

Cleveland Browns: Per source, former Cedar Hill High School (TX) quarterbacks coach John Tomlinson has accepted a Bill Walsh Minority Fellowship internship with the Browns. Tomlinson has been at Cedar Hill since 2013 and was previously an assistant at Morgan State.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Friday May 19, 2017

Buffalo Bills: Former Dolphins general manager Dennis Hickey has joined the Bills as a senior college scout, and Toronto Argonauts director of player personnel Curtis Rukavina has joined the Bills as a pro scout. Hickey was the Dolphins GM from 2014-15.

Boston College: A source tells CoachingSearch that Texas State defensive line coach Antoine Smith has accepted an off-field job at Boston College. Smith spent one year at Texas State and previously worked under Everett Withers at James Madison for two years. Texas State is likely to hire from the outside to fill the role.

SMU: Former Tulsa and NFL quarterback GJ Kinne has accepted an offensive graduate assistant job at SMU. Kinne played at Tulsa in 2010 when Chad Morris was the offensive coordinator.

Appalachian State: Scott Satterfield has received a new contract though 2021. Satterfield is 32-18 in five years as head coach.

San Francisco 49ers: Rams director of pro personnel Ran Carthon has been named director of pro personnel for the 49ers. Carthon spent the last five years with the Rams after four years as a Falcons scout.

Buffalo Bills: Former Chiefs director of college scouting Marvin Allen and Cowboys regional scout Brian Adams have joined the Bills as national scouts. Allen spent the last four years with the Chiefs, and Adams spent one year with the Cowboys after seven with the Saints.

Colgate: Syracuse graduate assistant Ben Olson has joined the Colgate staff as outside linebackers coach. Olson spent one year at Syracuse and previously worked under Dino Babers at Bowling Green and Eastern Illinois.

South Dakota State: Former FIU director of football operations Marc Davis has rejoined South Dakota State as assistant athletic director football operations. Davis worked at FIU from 2014-16 and previously worked at SDSU from 2012-13.

Northeastern: Athletic director Peter Roby will retire in June 2018. He’s spent 15 years at the school, including 10 as AD.

UL-Monroe: Athletic director Brian Wickstrom will not return after his contract ends on June 30. Wickstom has led ULM since 2013. He and the school had talked about an extension in January, but Wickstrom says he wants to move to a bigger program.

Buffalo: A source tells CoachingSearch that Youngstown State quality control assistant Travis Tislaretz will join the Buffalo staff as a graduate assistant. Tislaretz spent two years at YSU.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Thursday May 18, 2017

NCAA: President Mark Emmert earned more than $1.9 million in 2015, according to tax returns obtained by USA Today. That included a base salary of $1.4 million, up $52,000 from 2014. In addition, executive vice president Oliver Luck earned over $800,000.

Houston Texans: National scout Rob Kisel will be promoted to director of pro personnel, according to the Houston Chronicle. Kisel has been with the Texans since 2012 and previously worked with the team from 2000-07. He worked with BLESTO from 2007-12.

Eastern Michigan: Senior associate athletic director for administration Erin Kido has been named interim AD at Eastern Michigan. Kido is in her third year at the school. 

Buffalo Bills: Browns national scout Lake Dawson has joined the Bills as assistant director of college scouting. Dawson spent last year with the Browns after nine years with the Titans front office. 

Houston Texans: The Sporting News' Alex Marvez reports former Colts vice president of football operations Jimmy Raye III is expected to join the Texans as director of player personnel. Raye spent the last four years with the Colts after 17 with the Chargers.

Western Carolina: Greenwood High School (SC) defensive coordinator Reuben Wright has joined the WCU staff as running backs coach. Wright has worked at eight different high school stops, including two with current WCU offensive coordinator Brad Glenn.

South Florida: Texas defensive graduate assistant Bryan Hill has joined the USF staff as a defensive quality control assistant. Hill spent the last two years at Texas and previously worked at Midwestern State.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.