Posted by: Chris Vannini on Wednesday August 24, 2016

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

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.

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.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Thursday August 18, 2016

NFL: Former Chargers special teams coordinator Kevin Spencer, former Bucs special teams coordinator Kevin O’Dea and former Raiders defensive coordinator Kevin Bresnahan will work with the NFL’s officiating department this season, according to The Sporting News. 

Minnesota: Special teams quality control assistant Keith Jordan will serve as acting linebackers coach as Mike Sherels recovers from recent surgeries. There is no timetable for Sherels’ return. Jordan is in his fourth year at Minnesota and his 35th year in coaching. 

Tennessee: Athletic director Dave Hart has announced he will retire at the end of June 2017. The 67-year-old Hart has led UT since September 2011 and has two years remaining on his contract.

Garden City CC (KS): Former Saint Vincent (PA) defensive coordinator defensive coordinator Josh Hager has joined the Garden City staff in the same role, and former Southern Miss offensive line coach Luke Meadows is the new offensive line / assistant head coach at Garden City. Hager spent two years at Saint Vincent, and Meadows spent two years at USM. 

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.