Posted by: Chris Vannini on Monday May 23, 2016

Two moves: Nearly 20 FBS coaches made two moves this offseason. Here is the full list.

Grossmont College (CA): Former San Jose State outside linebackers coach Joe Staab has joined the Grossmont staff. Staab spent the past three seasons at SJSU and previously coached at the University of San Diego.

North Texas: Athletic director Rick Villarreal will step down on June 20, according to the Denton Record-Chronicle. Villarreal has spent nearly 15 years at the school and still had two years remaining on his contract. He will receive a buyout. Here is an updated list of FBS athletic director changes.

Kansas State: Associate athletic director Clint Dowdle has left the school and accepted a job at CAA, according to Sports Illustrated. The 33-year-old Dowdle oversaw the football program and spent three years at K-State.

Central Michigan: Per source, former Syracuse graduate assistant Jesse Johnson has joined the Central Michigan staff as on-campus recruiting coordinator. Johnson spent one season at Syracuse and was previously a GA at CMU from 2013-14.

Stanford: Colorado defensive graduate assistant Tyrone McKenzie has accepted a position at Stanford, according to the Daily Camera. McKenzie spent one season on the CU staff, where he worked with outside linebackers.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Sunday May 22, 2016

Auburn: More than 15 Auburn staffers under Gus Malzahn have become full-time coaches over the past three years. Here is the full list.

Baltimore Ravens: Colorado offensive graduate assistant Patrick Williams has accepted a position with the Ravens, according to the Daily Camera. Williams had been on the CU staff since 2013 and spent two years as GA. He spent two weeks with the Ravens last summer as part of the Nunn-Wooten Scouting Fellowship.

Stanford: What does it take to be a coach? Here’s David Shaw’s advice.

Bridgewater State (MA): Head coach Charles Denune has been placed on paid administrative leave following his arrest.

Florida State: Jimbo Fisher tells the Palm Beach Post that he’s had “decently serious” contact from NFL teams in the past few years, but turned down the interest after thinking about it for a half-hour. “I love college and I had opportunities to go to pro football as an assistant coach and as a coordinator and I’ve had inquiries as a head coach. It’s got to be the right organization at the right time and the right situation if you’re ever interested. We have a great situation where I’m at. It’s not something that drives me.”

Oregon State: Assistant director of football operations Zak Bigelow has been named head coach at Fossil Ridge High School (CO). Bigelow spent last year at Oregon State and has also worked at Northern Colorado and Tulsa.

Open jobs: Keep track of open FBS assistant jobs here.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Friday May 20, 2016

Florida International: Defensive backs coach Ron Cooper has been promoted to defensive coordinator / linebackers / assistant head coach, and Edinboro (PA) defensive coordinator / defensive backs coach Bobby Babich has joined the FIU staff as defensive backs coach / defensive pass game coordinator. Cooper is entering his second season on the FIU staff. Babich joined Edinboro this offseason and spent the past three years as the Cleveland Browns assistant defensive backs coach. In addition, FIU quarterbacks / wide receivers coach Kort Shankweiler has added the title of pass game coordinator, and running backs coach Tim Harris Jr. has added the title of run game coordinator. 

High school: Nearly 30 high school coaches were hired to FBS college football jobs this offseason. Here is the full list.

UConn: Long Beach State athletic director Vic Cegles has been named deputy AD at UConn. Cegles spent the past 10 years at Long Beach State and was the NCAA I-AAA athletic director of the year in 2014-15.

Boise State: Chris Ross’ title at Boise State is director of player development. Ross joined the Boise State staff earlier this offseason and was previously the head coach at Prosper High School (TX).

Illinois: Athletics administrator Warren Hood has been promoted to deputy athletic director. Hood has been in the athletic department since 1999.

Miles College (AL): Per source, consultant Maurice Flowers has been promoted to offensive coordinator. Flowers assisted the program last year en route to the SIAC championship. Flowers was previously the offensive coordinator at Shaw College.

Carolina Panthers: Former Miami Dolphins assistant GM Eric Stokes and former 49ers director of player personnel Joel Patten have joined the Panthers staff as area scouts. Stokes spent the past two years with the Dolphins and previously worked with the Buccaneers. Patten spent four seasons with the 49ers, most recently in 2013.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Thursday May 19, 2016

Quality control: More than 30 support coaches were hired to full-time FBS assistant jobs this offseason. Here is the full list. 

Syracuse: General counsel Dan French has been named acting athletic director at Syracuse, until the school finds a permanent replacement. French is a Syracuse graduate and has been in the general counsel role since 2014. He says he will not apply for the permanent job. In addition, deputy AD Herman Frazier has been promoted to senior deputy AD.

Indianapolis Colts: Assistant director of college scouting Todd Vasvari has been promoted to senior player personnel scout, national scout Matt Terpening has been promoted to assistant director of college scouting, and scouting assistant Brandon Brown has been promoted to advance scout. Vasvari and Terpening are entering their 19th seasons with the Colts, and Brown is entering his second. In addition, former Lions area scout Chad Henry has joined as east regional scout, and CFL scout Joey Elliott has joined as a pro scout. Henry spent 20 years with the Lions, and Elliott spent six years in the CFL.

Urbana (OH): Former Urbana player D’Gary Wallace has been named defensive line coach. Wallace was an All-American linebacker for Urbana and graduated earlier this month.

St. Lawrence (NY): Former Rutgers defensive assistant Scott Vallone has joined the St. Lawrence staff as defensive coordinator, and Albright College (PA) running backs coach Phill Guard has joined as offensive line coach. Vallone spent one year at Rutgers and was previously St. Lawrence's defensive line coach in 2014. Guard spent two seasons at Albright and was previously a player and student assistant at Mt. Union.

Big Ten: Commissioner Jim Delany earned $2.3 million in 2014, according to tax records obtained by USA Today. He reportedly earned $3.4 million in 2013.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Wednesday May 18, 2016

Pac-12: Commissioner Larry Scott earned $4.05 million in 2014, according to tax records obtained by USA Today, making him the first commissioner to cross the $4 million mark. He earned around $3.5 million in 2013.

Graduate assistants: Nearly 20 graduate assistants were hired to full-time FBS assistant jobs this offseason. Here is the full list.

Michigan: Athletic director Warde Manuel tells MLive that the dollar amount for Jim Harbaugh’s deferred compensation package has been agreed upon, and it’s now getting worked out by lawyers. Along with a $5 million salary and $2 million signing bonus, Harbaugh was promised a deferred comp package based on market value. "It's progressing," Manuel said. "The lawyers are dealing with that now on both sides. I anticipate once everybody is comfortable with the way it works out, legally, (it will be done).”

Northwestern: Northern Illinois equipment supervisor Mike Valentine has joined Northwestern as assistant AD for equipment. Valentine had been at NIU since 2013 and previously worked at Southern Illinois. 

USC: Athletic director Pat Haden earned more than $2.9 million in 2014, according to tax documents obtained by USA Today. That’s more than a $400,000 increase from 2013, and likely makes Haden the highest-paid AD in the country. Of that, $1.2 million was bonus pay. In addition, former head coach Lane Kiffin earned more than $2.4 million severance after his 2013 dismissal, and then-head coach Steve Sarkisian earned $3.7 million in 2014. Sarkisian was dismissed in 2015.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.