Posted by: Chris Vannini on Tuesday May 31, 2016

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

New Orleans Saints: Giants scout Steve Malin and former Bills scout C.J. Leak have joined the Saints as area scouts, according to Inside The League. Malin spent 15 seasons with the Giants and has also been an XFL scout and SMU assistant in the 1990s. Leak was a Bills scout from 2008-16 and was previously a graduate assistant at Florida.

Texas: The San Antonio Express-News reports athletic director Mike Perrin is working without a contract and will earn $750,000 annually. He was named the interim AD in September and was announced for the permanent role in December. The “agreement” technically expires on Aug. 31, but the paper reports Perrin has agreed to work through the 2017-18 school year.

Ole Miss: Hugh Freeze tells ESPN that he has no plans to dismiss any assistants, saying the alleged NCAA violations during his tenure were accidental. But Freeze also said at SEC meetings today, "If I get that knowledge (that coaches paid players), there will be problems."

Cleveland Browns: Packers pro Glenn Cook has joined the Browns as assistant director of scouting. Cook spent the last four seasons with the Packers. In addition, Browns director of football research Ken Kovash has been promoted to vice president of player personnel, department assistant Mike Cetta has been promoted to director of scouting, football research analyst Kevin Meers has been promoted to director of research and strategy, senior player personnel associate Chisom Opara has been promoted to director of player personnel, player personnel manager Dan Saganey has been promoted to director of scouting, and area scout Bobby Vega has also been promoted to director of scouting.

Illinois: Lindenwood (IL) offensive line graduate assistant Brett Nelson has joined the Illinois staff as an offensive graduate assistant. Nelson spent one season at Lindenwood and was previously a quarterback at Louisville.

University of New Haven: Per source, linebackers coach Anthony Mortali has left the staff to pursue a career outside of coaching. Mortali spent seven season on the New Haven staff. The program has one staff opening on offense and one on defense.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Monday May 30, 2016

Baylor: Former Wake Forest head coach Jim Grobe has been named acting head coach at Baylor, and athletic director Ian McCaw has resigned. 247Sports first reported the news and also reports the football staff will remain intact. Grobe went 77-82 at Wake Forest from 2001-13 and 33-33-1 at Ohio University from 1995-2000. Last week, McCaw was sanctioned and placed on probation following the release of the finding of facts regarding the football program’s sexual assault scandal. McCaw has been Baylor’s AD since September 2003. Read more here.

UAB: Head strength coach Trey Clark has been promoted to offensive line coach, according to AL.com. Clark joined UAB in January and spent the past two years as Jacksonville State's offensive line coach. He played at South Alabama from 2009-12. Keep track of open FBS assistant jobs here.

Kent State: Methodist University running backs coach Jaren Maybin has joined the Kent State staff as a graduate assistant. Maybin spent one season at Methodist after three seasons as the running backs coach at Carroll University. 

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Sunday May 29, 2016

Baylor: Despite an ESPN report, the Waco Tribune-Herald reports a decision has yet to be made on an interim head coach.

Louisiana College: Assistant offensive line coach Andrew Maddox has been promoted to defensive line coach. Maddox spent last season assisting with the defensive line, but moved to offense in the spring. He’s a former Army sergeant who did tours of duty in Iraq in 2008 and 2010.

Texas: Former Texas offensive lineman Octavious Bishop has joined the Texas staff as director of student leadership / personal development. Bishop played at UT in the 1990s and has recently been serving as an academic mentor for the football program while working on his master’s degree.

Open jobs: There are still a few open FBS assistant jobs.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Friday May 27, 2016

ACC: Commissioner John Swofford earned $2.7 million in 2014, according to tax documents obtained by USA Today. That was up nearly $575,000 from the year before.

New jobs: Of the 15 dismissed FBS head coaches from last season, seven have new coaching jobs for 2016. Here’s a look at where they are now.

Ole Miss: Along with a notice of allegations, Ole Miss has announced the following self-imposed football penalties: recruiting suspensions for DL coach Chris Kiffin and TE coach Maurice Harris; double-digit reductions of overall scholarships and initial grants-in-aids; "significant" reductions of recruiting evaluation opportunities, initial and unofficial visits; disassociation of one organization and four individuals for at least three years; additional rules education for involved staff; a monetary fine of $159,325 and a three-year probation. Ole Miss has also requested a delay in the process due to the Laremy Tunsil situation. Ole Miss' response to the NOA is here.

Davidson: Notre Dame College wide receivers coach Sean Fisher has joined the Davidson staff as cornerbacks coach. Fisher joined Notre Dame College earlier this offseason and spent last year as James Madison tight ends coach. He was previously an offensive intern at Ohio State for two years.

Baylor: Defensive coordinator Phil Bennett has been offered the interim head coaching job and is expected to accept, according to ESPN’s Jeannine Edwards. The 60-year-old Bennett has spent the last five seasons at Baylor and was the SMU head coach from 2002-07.

Missouri: Utah State administrative assistant Joey Halzle has joined the Missouri staff as an offensive analyst. Halzle spent one season at Utah State and spent 2009-14 at Oklahoma, including the final three years as an offensive graduate assistant. He worked with new Missouri offensive coordinator Josh Heupel at both previous stops.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Thursday May 26, 2016

Oregon State: New staffer Chuckie Keeton tells The Bald Faced Truth that his undefined role will focus on the recruiting side, rather than football. Keeton played for Gary Andersen at Utah State, and his playing career ended last season. 

Baylor: The school says it has been contacted by the NCAA and will cooperate with any further steps regarding its sexual assault scandal.

Limestone College (SC): Former Colorado State-Pueblo wide receivers coach Roy Roundtree has been named wide receivers coach at Limestone College. The former Michigan wide receiver spent one season at CSU-Pueblo, last year.

Baylor: Head coach Art Briles has been "suspended with intent to terminate," the school has announced. 1660 ESPN first reported Briles' dismissal. Pat Forde reports defensive coordinator Phil Bennett is expected to be named interim head coach, but the Waco Tribune-Herald reports a decision has yet to be made. Briles reportedly told players the rest of the staff will remain intact. In addition, AD Ian McCaw has been "sanctioned and placed on probation," and president Ken Starr will transition to the role of chancellor. Additional athletics officials and administrators have been dismissed, but will not be named publicly. Read more here.

Central Methodist (MO): Former Missouri running backs coach Brian Jones has joined the Central Methodist staff in the same role. Jones spent the past 24 seasons under Gary Pinkel at Missouri and Toledo.

Norwich University (VT): York Central High School (NY) head coach Mike Kemp has joined the Norwich staff as quarterbacks coach. Kemp spent one year at York Central and has coached in the high school ranks since 2011. He was the head coach at Utica College from 1999-2007.

Oregon State: Former Utah State QB Chuckie Keeton and Utah State graduate assistant Funaki Asisi will join the Oregon State staff in undetermined roles, according to The Oregonian. Both played for Gary Andersen at USU. Keeton’s playing career finished last year, and Asisi spent the last two years as a USU GA.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.