Posted by: Chris Vannini on Wednesday April 26, 2017

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Limestone College (SC): Former Kutztown (PA) offensive line / tight ends coach Corey Woods is the new offensive line coach at Limestone, and former Valdosta State graduate assistant Taylor Anderson is Limestone’s new defensive backs coach. Woods spent the last four years at Kutztown, and Anderson spent one year at Valdosta State. 

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Tuesday April 25, 2017

Tennessee: College Football Playoff CFO Reid Sigmon has joined Tennessee as executive associate athletic director and COO. Sigmon spent four years with the CFP and previously worked under new Tennessee AD John Currie at Kansas State from 2009-13.

Florida Atlantic: Per source, Southern Miss defensive graduate assistant Rip Rowan has joined the FAU staff as a defensive GA. Rowan spent two years at Southern Miss and was previously a high school assistant in Tennessee.

Washington: Per source, Southern Miss special teams quality control assistant Jeff Crosby has joined the Washington staff in the same role. 

Idaho State: Matt Troxel has returned to the ISU staff as offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach. Troxel left ISU for Montana in January, but has returned to his previous role. Troxel has been at ISU since 2011.

Tommy Tuberville: 247Sports reports Tuberville will not run for governor of Alabama, after exploring the possibility. 

Illinois Wesleyan: Wesleyan (CT) defensive coordinator / linebackers coach Jeff McDonald has joined the Illinois Wesleyan staff as defensive coordinator. McDonald spent the last eight years at Wesleyan. 

Ball State: Offensive line coach Kyle DeVan has added the title of assistant head coach, and linebackers coach Johnny Curtis has added the title of defensive run game coordinator. Both are entering their second year on staff. In addition, defensive line GA Shawn Chaffee has moved to linebackers, defensive backs GA Cory Connolly has moved to defensive line, wide receivers GA Dean Petzing has moved to offensive line, and new GA Blair Cavanaugh will work with wide receivers.

Pitt: Deputy athletic director for external affairs Julio Freire has resigned. He had been at Pitt since March 2016 and was previously the AD at UT-Martin.

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Posted by: Chris Vannini on Monday April 24, 2017

Northwestern: Pat Fitzgerald has agreed to a contract extension through 2026, according to ESPN’s Brett McMurphy. Fitzgerald has led the Wildcats since 2006, posting a 77-62 record, and the former player has been on staff since 2001. He earned $3.35 million in 2014, the most recent available salary from the private school. ESPN's Adam Rittenberg adds that the assistant salary pool will "remain competitive."

Albany State (GA): Charleston Southern offensive coordinator / offensive line coach Gabe Giardina has been named head coach at Albany State. Giardina spent the last four years at CSU, previously coached at Delta State and worked as an Alabama graduate assistant from 2005-07.

Middle Tennessee: Offensive line coach Rick Mallory is back working and on the recruiting trail after suffering a heart attack early last week.

Virginia University of Lynchburg: Former Adrian College (MI) inside linebackers coach Jordan Odaffer and former ASA Miami tight ends coach Larry Williams have joined the VUL staff as assistant coaches. Odaffer spent the last four years at Adrian, and Williams spent two years at ASA Miami. In addition, independent trainer Glen Phillips has joined the VUL staff as running backs coach / recruiting coordinator. 

Maryland: Wide receivers coach Chris Beatty has added the title of associate head coach. Beatty is entering his second season on staff.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Friday April 21, 2017

South Carolina: Athletic director Ray Tanner’s contract has been extended three years through 2022, with a raise to $1 million annually. Tanner has been in the role since 2012, transitioning from baseball coach. 

Mercyhurst (PA): Per source, former Utah State linebackers coach David Kotulski has accepted the defensive coordinator job at Mercyhurst. Kotulski spent last season at Utah State and has previously coached at Vanderbilt, Stanford, Lehigh (PA) and other stops. 

Houston: Wide receivers coach Darrell Wyatt has been dismissed, and Texas quality control assistant Kenny Guiton has joined UH as wide receivers coach. Guiton spent the last two years as a graduate assistant at Houston.

West Hills College (CA): Avila University (MO) head coach Justin Berna has accepted the head coaching job at West Hills. Berna spent six years at Avila, and West Hills is his alma mater.

Hope College (MI): Hope assistant offensive line coach / video coordinator Ryan Reason has accepted the offensive line job at Saline High School (MI). Reason spent three years on staff.

Missouri State: Former assistant Brenton Illum has returned to the staff as director of football operations. Illum was the head coach at Evangel University (MO) from 2010-15, posting a 27-35 record. He was a defensive assistant and special teams coordinator at Missouri State from 2004-05.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Thursday April 20, 2017

Oklahoma: Former linebacker Eric Striker has joined the staff as a defensive recruiting assistant. Striker played at OU from 2012-15.

Boston College: Ohio State deputy athletic director Martin Jarmond will be the new athletic director at Boston College, according to Sports Illustrated. The 37-year-old Jarmond will be the youngest AD in the Power 5 and has been at OSU since 2009. Keep track of FBS AD changes here.

Oregon: Graduate assistant David Gilbertson has focused on the tight ends, while co-offensive coordinator / quarterbacks / tight ends coach Marcus Arroyo has focused on quarterbacks, according to The Oregonian. Gilbertson spent 2015 as USF’s tight ends coach.

Middle Tennessee: Offensive line coach Rick Mallory, who suffered a heart attack earlier this week, has tweeted, “Thank you all for the prayers, positive energy and words of encouragement. It's humbling and a great blessing. The power of prayer is real.”

Southern Miss: Former Alabama and South Florida director of player personnel Paul Gonnella has joined the USM staff as executive to the head coach, according to his Facebook page. Gonnella has run an independent recruiting operations program since 2015 after two years at USF and one at Alabama in 2012.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.