Posted by: Chris Vannini on Thursday August 25, 2016

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Arkansas: Former Iowa State defensive coordinator Wally Burnham has joined the Arkansas staff as a defensive analyst, according the Des Moines Register. The 74-year-old Burnham had announced his retirement after the 2015 season, but Paul Rhoads joined Arkansas as defensive backs coach and helped convince Burnham to accept the seasonal analyst position. 

NFL: Former New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin has joined the competition committee, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Coughlin became a senior advisor to the NFL’s operations department last month. 

Detroit Lions: Former Western Michigan director of football operations Jessica Larmony has joined the Lions as community relations coordinator. Larmony spent the past three years at WMU, including the last year as DFO.

North Carolina: Larry Fedora says volunteer defensive assistant Tim Beckman will be on staff all season and is allowed to travel. The role doesn’t involve contact with players, but he will assist with scouting and film. Fedora said he told Beckman in the summer he could join the Tar Heels if he didn’t find a full-time job elsewhere.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Wednesday August 24, 2016

Virginia: Former UTEP offensive coordinator Patrick Higgins is an analyst on the Virginia staff, Bronco Mendenhall said Wednesday. Higgins was at UTEP from 2013-15 and worked as Mendenhall’s outside receivers coach at BYU from 2005-10.

NFL: Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians and Broncos executive John Elway have been added to the competition committee, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Jeff Fisher took a leave of absence from the committee after the Rams moved to LA.

North Carolina: Former Illinois head coach Tim Beckman is working as a volunteer assistant at UNC, according to the Champaign News-Gazette. Beckman and Larry Fedora worked together at Oklahoma State in 2007. The Tar Heels travel to Illinois in Week 2.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Tuesday August 23, 2016

Iowa: Three Iowa position coaches received raises this offseason. Wide receivers coach Bobby Kennedy will earn $325,000, tight ends coach LeVar Woods will earn $305,000, and running backs coach Chris White will earn $305,000. Head strength coach Chris Doyle also received a new title of executive director of football, to go with his raise to $595,000. Are strength coaches worth that much?

Ferris State (MI): Former Grand Rapids West Catholic head coach Dan Rohn has joined the Ferris State staff as quarterbacks coach. Rohn won four state titles in nine seasons at Grand Rapids West Catholic and left the school in April.

Georgia Tech: The school has hired Turnkey Search to assist with its athletic director search, according to the AJC.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Monday August 22, 2016

Iowa: Head strength coach Chris Doyle will earn $595,000 this season, according to USA Today. It’s an $80,000 raise, and the paper notes it’s more than what 29 FBS head coaches earned last season. The 48-year-old Doyle has been at Iowa with Kirk Ferentz for all 18 seasons. 

Colorado: The Baylor School (TN) quarterbacks coach Matt Bryson has joined Colorado as a recruiting intern, and student assistant Cory Hall has been promoted to recruiting intern. Hall spent the last two years at CU, and Bryson was at The Baylor School for three years. 

George Mason: Former NFL cornerback Darrell Green has been named associate athletic director / special assistant to the AD at George Mason. The 56-year-old Green played with the Redskins from 1983-2002 and has remained involved in the D.C. community. 

Texas: Augie Garrido will be named special assistant to the men’s athletic director at Texas, according to the Austin American-Statesman. The former Texas baseball coach will earn $500,000 annually over two years.

Duquesne (PA): Graduate assistant defensive line coach Tony Papley has added the role of director of football operations. Papley is entering his third season on staff.

Pitt: Former running back LaRod Stephens-Howling has joined the Pitt staff as a recruiting and operations graduate assistant. Stephens-Howling played at Pitt from 2005-08.

Chicago Bears: Former Bears defensive back Nathan Vasher is working with the Bears staff in training camp as part of the Bill Walsh Minority Fellowship program. Vasher last played in the NFL in 2010.

East Central CC (MS): Riverdale High School (GA) offensive coordinator / wide receivers coach Garrett Liberty has joined the East Central staff as running backs coach. 

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Friday August 19, 2016

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

College Football Playoff: Former Michigan head coach Lloyd Carr has stepped down from the selection committee, citing heath reasons. Carr was starting his first season on the committee, which will operate with 12 members this season. 

Nebraska: Wide receivers coach Keith Williams has been suspended without pay until Aug. 31, and he will be suspended from the first four games of the season, following a recent DUI arrest. It was his third DUI since 2004. Those four games are Fresno State, Wyoming, Oregon and at Northwestern.

Cisco College (TX): Houston defensive quality control assistant Landren Hines has joined the Cisco College staff a defensive line coach, as first reported by Sports Illustrated’s Thayer Evans. Hines had been on the Houston staff since 2012.