Posted by: Chris Vannini on Wednesday May 27, 2015

SEC: The SEC has announced it will drop its conference restrictions on satellite camps in 2016 if the NCAA does not ban the camps, as the SEC will propose. Here's what it means.

Michigan: Jim Harbaugh shares Bo Schembechler’s three keys to being a successful coach and other advice.

Auburn: Athletic director Jay Jacobs told reporters that defensive coordinator Will Muschamp’s annual salary is $1.6 million, making him the highest-paid assistant coach in college football. Muschamp’s annual salary at Florida was $2.7 million last year. 

Florida: Jeremy Foley explains why there’s no second-guessing about the Will Muschamp era.

Athletic departments: Oregon led all public athletic departments in revenue, with $196,030,398 brought in in 2013-14, according to USA Today. The paper reports 24 of 230 Division I departments met the NCAA’s definition of self-sufficiency, but all 50 public Power 5 departments were self-sufficient when accounting for various money paid to schools. Read more at USA Today.

Georgia Tech: reports San Diego State senior associate athletic director John David Wicker will be named associate athletic director for operations at Georgia Tech. He previously served as an associate athletic director at Washington State from 2001-11.

Houston Texans: The Texans will appear on HBO’s “Hard Knocks” this fall. Here are some of the personalities you’ll get to see: head coach Bill O’Brien, defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel, linebackers coach Mike Vrabel and head strength coach Craig Fitzgerald, he of shirtless warm-ups in the rain fame.

Elizabethtown College (PA): Kean University (NJ) athletic director Chris Morgan has been named athletic director at Elizabethtown. Morgan has been at Kean since 2011 and previously worked at Goldey-Beacom College.

Memphis: West Georgia defensive graduate assistant Rod Ojong has joined the Memphis staff as a defensive graduate assistant. Ojong spent 2013 as the outside linebackers coach at Lindsey Wilson College (KY).

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Tuesday May 26, 2015

New York Giants: Per source, Grambling State quarterbacks coach Kendrick Nord has accepted a Bill Walsh Minority Coaching Fellowship position with the Giants. Nord is a former Grambling player and coached tight ends last year in his first season on the staff.

New York Jets: Assistant director of pro personnel Matt Bazirgan has been promoted to director of pro personnel, according to the New York Daily News. Bazirgan has been with the Jets since 2004, serving as a college scout and scouting supervisor until 2013, when he was promoted to the assistant pro personnel director position.

Fumble Pro: The top rushing teams in the NFL and NCAA use the Fumble Pro to reduce turnovers. Shouldn’t you? Auburn running backs coach Tim Horton says, "Cameron Artis-Payne, 2013 SEC leading rusher, used the Fumble Pro every day and had 350 touches. He only fumbled two times!” Teach all your players the correct way to carry the football with the Fumble Pro. Check out the Fumble Pro at, check out the videos on YouTube, or call at 321-406-0556.

Georgia Tech: West Virginia director of sports marketing Markeisha Everett has joined Georgia Tech as director of marketing and fan development. Everett spent one year at West Virginia and has previously worked at Gonzaga, Missouri and North Dakota State.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Monday May 25, 2015

Ohio State: Where does athletic director Gene Smith see Urban Meyer in five years? Smith gives his answer

NFL: Former Buffalo Bills defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz will serve as a consultant for the NFL’s officiating department for the 2015 season, according to Fox Sports. Schwartz’s role will be to help provide a coach’s perspective with decisions made by the officiating office. Schwartz served as head coach of the Detroit Lions from 2009-13.

Philadelphia Eagles: Former Chicago Bears college scouting director Marty Barrett has joined the Eagles as a West Coast scout, according to the Chicago Tribune. Barrett worked for the Bears for the past 18 seasons, but his contract was not renewed earlier this month.

Valdosta State: Defensive coordinator / linebackers coach Bubba Walker has accepted the outside linebackers / special teams coordinator job at Colquitt County High School (GA), according to the Moultrie Observer. Walker spent the past five years at Valdosta and the previous three years at Georgia Southern.

Matt Millen: ESPN college football analyst Matt Millen will join Fox Sports to serve as the lead football analyst on Big Ten Network and take part in other Fox shows, according to Sports Business Journal.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Sunday May 24, 2015

Georgia: Athletic director Greg McGarity has received an extension through June 2019 and a raise to $575,000 annually, according to the Athens Banner-Herald. The salary will increase each year to $650,000 in 2019, along with a $50,000 retention bonus each year. McGarity has served as athletic director since August 2010.


Offensive line: Here are the 15 offensive line coaches who have done the best job protecting their quarterbacks over the past three years.

Iowa: Offensive graduate assistant D.J. Hernandez has left coaching, according to multiple reports. Hernandez spent two years with the Hawkeyes, working with tight ends. He previously served as a graduate assistant at Miami (FL) and quarterbacks coach at Brown.

Ottawa University (KS): Pittsburg State wide receivers coach Neal Phipot has been named offensive coordinator / quarterbacks / wide receivers coach at Ottawa. Philpot spent the past 10 years at Pittsburg State, including the last seven as a full-time coach.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Friday May 22, 2015

San Diego Chargers: Boston College volunteer assistant Justin Manning has accepted a Bill Walsh Minority Coaching Fellowship position with the Chargers, according to his Twitter account. Manning worked with the running backs at Boston College.

Texas Tech: Managing director of public media / play-by-play commentator Robert Giovannetti has been promoted to senior associate athletics director for external operations and strategic communications. Giovannetti has spent the past four years at Texas Tech.

Miami (FL): Take a look inside a recruiting meeting with the Miami staff.

Dallas Cowboys: East Texas Baptist cornerbacks coach Brandon Smith has accepted a Bill Walsh Minority Coaching Fellowship position with the Cowboys. Smith is entering his third year on the ETBU staff after three years at West Texas A&M.