Posted by: Chris Vannini on Tuesday July 26, 2016

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Big Ten: Commissioner Jim Delany says he plans to step down some time before the Big Ten’s new TV deal expires in 2022.

Virginia: Bronco Mendenhall tells ESPN he will call the defensive plays at Virginia, as he did at BYU.

Iowa: Athletic director Gary Barta says the school is working on a contract extension for Kirk Ferentz to finish his career at Iowa, but there is no timetable on its finalization yet. 

Presentation College (SD): Former Central Lakes College (MN) offensive coordinator Neil Linhart has joined the Presentation staff as an offensive assistant, and Ottawa University (KS) graduate assistant Paytton Hobbs has joined Presentation as a defensive assistant. Linhart spent four year at Central Lakes, and Hobbs spent two years at Ottawa.

North Texas: The Denton Record-Chronicle reports Central Arkansas athletic director Brad Teague and Missouri interim AD Wren Baker are names that have come up for the North Texas AD job. A board of regents conference call is scheduled for Friday.

South Dakota School of Mines: Former Rocky Mountain College offensive line coach / strength and conditioning coordinator Ethan Hutson has joined the SD Mines staff as offensive line coach. Hutson spent one year at Rocky Mountain College after his playing career at Ole Miss and Troy.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Monday July 25, 2016

Ohio Dominican: Per source, defensive backs coach / special teams coordinator Harlen Jacobs has been promoted to defensive coordinator / defensive backs coach, and running backs coach Matt Merritt has added special teams coordinator duties. In addition, former Capital University assistant Tim Boynton has joined the staff as assistant defensive line coach, Lakewood St. Edwards High School (OH) assistant Andrew Bauer has joined as offensive quality control, and Ohio State intern Tyler Olds has joined as a defensive quality control assistant. 

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North Texas: The Denton Record-Chronicle reports North Texas has identified its new athletic director and that an announcement will be made soon, with a board of regents conference call scheduled for Friday. The paper adds it’s “highly unlikely” it will be someone promoted from within.

Indiana: Per source, Indiana running backs coach Deland McCullough has been selected to participate in the NFL’s Bill Walsh Minority Fellowship Program with the Indianapolis Colts. This is the fourth straight summer McCullough will participate in the program, previously working with the Saints, Seahawks and Falcons. 

Campbell University (NC): Per source, safeties coach Will Phillippi has accepted the defensive coordinator / linebackers job at Cardinal Gibbons High School (NC). In addition, Campbell graduate assistant Nick Drew will coach defensive backs at Cardinal Gibbons, and Panther Creek High School (NC) quarterbacks coach and former Campbell QB Daniel Polk will coach QB’s at Cardinal Gibbons. 

San Francisco 49ers: Senior personnel executive Tom Gamble has been named assistant general manager. Gamble rejoined the 49ers in January 2015 after two years with Chip Kelly in Philadelphia as vice president of player personnel. He previously worked in San Francisco from 2005-12.

Florida: Defensive coordinator Geoff Collins has received a raise of nearly $300,000 to $890,000 annually, according to the Orlando Sentinel. He will also receive an annual retention bonus of $150,000 each year he remains at UF, putting him over $1 million. Collins is entering his second season on the Florida staff. In addition, offensive line coach Mike Summers received a two-year extension and raise to $488,500. He was previously earning $200,000 annually while still receiving money from his time at USC. Summers has been at UF since 2014. Other raises include defensive line coach Chris Rumph (up $85,000 to $500,000) with a one-year extension through 2017 and linebackers coach Randy Shannon (up $9,750 to $409,750). New defensive backs coach Torrian Gray will earn $335,000 annually on a two-year deal.

Montana State: Administrative assistant Brittney Johnson has been promoted to director of football operations. Johnson joined Montana State this offseason and previously worked in female fan development for the Minnesota Vikings. 

Baylor: Interim head coach Jim Grobe will earn $1.25 million this season, according to ESPN’s Brett McMurphy. 

Seattle Seahawks: General manager John Schneider has agreed to a new five-year deal. ESPN reports Schneider will be among the highest-paid GM’s, near the $3.75 million that the Ravens’ Ozzie Newsome earns. The 45-year-old Schneider has been the Seahawks GM since 2010.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Sunday July 24, 2016

Missouri: Northern Illinois athletic director Sean Frazier has been identified as a “prime candidate” for the Missouri AD job, according to USA Today’s Dan Wolken. Frazier has been at NIU since 2013.

Alabama A&M: Fayetteville State offensive line coach  Keith Wagner has joined the Alabama A&M staff as offensive line coach. Wagner joined Fayetteville State staff this spring and spent the previous four years as the offensive line coach at North Carolina A&T.

Wake Forest: Former Citadel running back Terrell Dallas has joined the Wake Forest staff as a recruiting assistant. Davis played at The Citadel from 2008-12.

North Texas: UTEP graduate assistant John David Baker has joined the North Texas staff as an offensive quality control assistant. Baker recently joined UTEP this offseason and was previously a graduate assistant / quarterbacks coach at Abilene Christian. 

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Friday July 22, 2016

Michigan State: Former Detroit Lions vice president of pro personnel Sheldon White has joined the program as a consultant. White spent the past 19 seasons with the Lions, including a stint with as interim GM last season.

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Northwestern: Per source, Texas State director of player personnel Anthony Crespino has joined the Northwestern staff as assistant director of football operations. Crespino has previously worked at Penn State, Western Michigan and Pittsburg State.

Mississippi State: Former Davidson quarterbacks coach Jarrail Jackson has joined the Mississippi State staff in a recruiting role, according to Sports Illustrated. Jackson spent one year at Davidson and previously worked in an off-field role at Washington State.

New England Patriots: Brian Belichick, John Carroll University graduate assistant Daniel Debick and former Ohio State linebacker Camren Williams have joined the Patriots staff as a scouting assistants. In addition, operations intern Mike Pellegrino and staffer Cole Popovich have been named coaching assistants. 

Northwestern: Per source, Purdue defensive graduate assistant Zach Opsal has joined the Northwestern staff as a special teams quality control assistant. Opsal spent one year at Purdue and previously worked at Ave Maria, Northern Illinois and Wisconsin.

Alderson Broaddus (WV): Muhlenberg outside linebackers coach Patrick Ruley has joined the Alderson Broaddus staff as linebackers coach / special teams coordinator. Ruley spent two years at Muhlenberg.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Thursday July 21, 2016

Tennessee: Alabama compliance director Jonathan Bowling has joined the Tennessee staff as associate athletic director for football compliance and administration, according to 247Sports. Bowling was promoted to the director role at Alabama in 2008 and was previously a compliance coordinator. 

Samford: Per source, UAB director of recruiting Taylor Edwards has accepted the director of player personnel job at Samford. Edwards has been at UAB since 2014 and has previously been a graduate assistant in the Troy athletic department. 

Campbell University (NC): Intern Ben Bolling has been promoted to defensive quality control / safeties coach, and assistant director of football operations Kady Knight has been promoted to the DFO role. Bolling rejoined the staff in Febraury, and Knight has been on staff since 2014.

Iowa: Tulane deputy athletic director Barbara Burke has joined Iowa as senior associate athletic director for sport administration and event management. Burke spent one year at Tulane and was previously the AD at Eastern Illinois from 2008-14.

Alabama: Athletic director Bill Battle has completed treatments for multiple myeloma and will return to work soon. 

NC State: Cornerbacks coach George Barlow has added the title of assistant head coach for defense, and running backs coach Des Kitchings has added the title of assistant head coach for offense. Barlow is entering his third season on staff, and Kitchings is entering his fifth. 

Bowdoin (ME): MIT offensive coordinator Tim Viall has joined the Bowdoin staff as offensive coordinator, and former Saint Anselm (NH) defensive coordinator Rob Eggerling has joined the staff as defensive backs coach. Viall spent five years at MIT, and Eggerling spent eight years at Saint Anselm. 

Tufts (MA): Former Saint Anselm (NH) head coach Patrick Murphy has joined the Tufts staff. Murphy spent eight seasons leading Saint Anselm. 

Northwestern: Pat Fitzgerald earned more than $3.35 million in 2014, according to tax documents obtained by USA Today. That’s nearly $1.1 million more than the year before. Athletic director Jim Phillips made $1.1 million in 2014.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.