Posted by: Chris Vannini on Wednesday October 07, 2015

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Philadelphia Eagles: Chip Kelly’s name is always thrown around in the coaching carousel, but Bleacher Report’s Mike Freeman writes, “According to a team source, Kelly has told people in the Eagles organization that he isn't moving back to college, and the idea that he would now is ridiculous.”

South Carolina: Saturday’s home game against LSU has been moved to Baton Rouge due to local flooding in South Carolina. Kickoff time has yet to be determined.

Texas: Chip Brown of reports Texas has contacted attorneys for Oklahoma State to begin the process of settling the contract dispute between OK State and Texas offensive coordinator / offensive line coach Joe Wickline. OK State has been seeking $600,000 from Wickline, claiming his move to Texas last year was a lateral move, because Wickline doesn’t call plays. Brown reports the suit is expected to be settled for about $300,000.

Miami Dolphins: Former Oakland Raiders senior offensive assistant Al Saunders has joined the Dolphins as senior offensive assistant, assistant quarterbacks coach Ben Johnson has moved to tight ends to fill interim head coach Dan Campbell’s previous role, and wide receivers coach Ken O'Keefe has been re-assigned to senior offensive assistant. The 68-year-old Saunders spent 2011-14 with the Oakland Raiders. He has head coaching experience with the San Diego Chargers from 1986-88, and NFL Network's Albert Breer reports the Dolphins discussed bringing in former NFL head coaches Mike Smith, Jim Schwartz and/or Greg Schiano to help on defense, adding that the situation is still fluid.

Ohio State: The nine Ohio State assistants are making about $500,000 more than the staff last year, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer. The salaries are as follows: Offensive coordinator / offensive line coach Ed Warinner ($600,000, up from $364,000), co-offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Tim Beck ($525,000), defensive coordinator / linebackers coach Luke Fickell ($640,000), co-defensive coordinator / safeties coach Chris Ash ($550,000), defensive line coach Larry Johnson ($410,000), running backs coach Tony Alford ($400,000), cornerbacks coach / special teams coordinator ($350,000), tight ends / fullbacks coach Tim Hinton ($286,000) and wide receivers coach Zach Smith ($220,000). Head strength coach Mickey Marotti still makes $380,000 annually.

Texas: Chip Brown of reports former football SID Mike Bianco recently helped Charlie Strong with an ESPN interview, but hasn’t yet been rehired. 

Wheeling Jesuit University (WV): University of Mary (ND) associate athletic director Kevin Forde has been named athletic director at Wheeling Jesuit. Forde had been at U-Mary since 2005.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Tuesday October 06, 2015

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Texas: Interim athletic director Mike Perrin was asked by Austin American-Statesman reporter Kirk Bohls if Charlie Strong would definitely be back in 2016, and Perrin said, “I assume so.”

Jackson State: Head coach Harold Jackson has been dismissed, as first reported by the Clarion-Ledger. Jackson was 6-11 since taking over as head coach last year. JSU went 5-7 last year and was off to a 1-4 start this year. This move comes less than a week after athletic director Robert Walker stepped down. Wide receivers coach Derrick McCall has been named interim head coach. McCall is in his eighth season on staff.

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South Carolina: Athletic director Ray Tanner says there have been discussions about moving Saturday’s game against LSU, due to flooding throughout the state. The field and stadium are fine, but the concern is for the fans. Moving the game to LSU is “not out of the realm of possibility.”

Rutgers: A law firm that deals exclusively with potential NCAA violations is conducting a “top-to-bottom” review of the Rutgers football program, according to The firm was hired in August. 

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Monday October 05, 2015

Southern Utah: Offensive coordinator / quarterbacks / associate head coach Gary Crowton has resigned, citing personal reasons. Crowton will be temporarily reassigned as special advisor to the athletic director. Assistant offensive coordinator / wide receivers coach Justin Walterscheid will handle the coordinator duties. In a release, Crowton said, “The timing is unfortunate, but I have some issues that need to be dealt with at this time.” Southern Utah is 3-2 this season, winning three straight, and is off this week. The 58-year-old Crowton joined the Southern Utah staff in 2014 and has previously coached at Maryland, LSU, Oregon, BYU (head coach), the Chicago Bears, Louisiana Tech (head coach) and more. 

Miami Dolphins: Interim head coach Dan Campbell says he hasn’t made a decision about the team's coordinator situation. Owner Steve Ross says Campbell is "certainly" a candidate for the permanent job, and Ross consulted Bill Parcells about it. Here's what Campbell said on Monday.

Texas: Charlie Strong has plenty of support and “a lot of breathing room” with school officials and boosters, according to ESPN’s Joe Schad. The Longhorns are 1-4 this season. Here’s what Strong said about the struggles on Monday.

Miami Dolphins: Head coach Joe Philbin has been dismissed, as first reported by the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, which adds that tight ends coach Dan Campbell will serve as interim head coach. Bleacher Report's Jason Cole reports defensive coordinator Kevin Coyle is also expected to be dismissed, though NFL Network's Albert Breer notes Coyle was in today's staff meeting, and his future hasn't been addressed. Philbin went 24-28 in three-plus years. Campbell is 39 years old, and his coaching career began as an intern with the Dolphins in 2010. He has served as tight ends coach since 2011. Here is more on the move.

Cleveland Browns: General manager Ray Farmer’s four-game suspension ended on Monday, and he has returned with the Browns. 

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Sunday October 04, 2015

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Miami Dolphins: The Dolphins are considering shaking up the staff if they lose to the New York Jets, according to NFL Network’s Rand Getlin. 

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Friday October 02, 2015

Miami (FL): The Miami Herald’s Manny Navarro writes, “Although a trustee told the Miami Herald recently they didn’t believe a coaching change would be realistic in-season, two Golden Canes said there were a lot of angry phone calls made by donors and boosters Friday to school administrators. One said the feedback they received from the administration made them feel like ‘for the first time, Golden’s job really is in jeopardy.’”

Cal: Asked if Sonny Dykes will get a new contract, Cal athletic director Michael Williams told Bay Area News Group there are always ongoing talks, but he didn’t sound like anything is on the horizon just yet. Dykes earns $2 million annually in base salary on a five-year deal signed in December 2012, which is near the bottom of the Pac-12. The Bears are 4-0 this season and ranked No. 24.