Posted by: Chris Vannini on Monday April 20, 2015

Independence CC (KS): Per source, former UAB graduate assistant Tommy Chandler has joined the Independence staff as defensive line coach. Chandler spent one season at UAB after one year as offensive coordinator at Cordova High School (AL).

University of Sioux Falls: Former Sioux Falls Washington High School head coach Brian Hermanson has joined the University of Sioux Falls staff as defensive backs coach. Hermanson served as head coach for eight seasons, posting an 82-16 record with three state titles, before stepping down two years ago. He has remained a teacher at the school.

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Cal: Wide receivers coach / passing game coordinator / recruiting coordinator Pierre Ingram has been placed on administrative leave.

Old Dominion: Head coach Bobby Wilder has received a one-year extension through the 2019 season. It’s the second consecutive one-year rollover for Wilder, who has been the program’s only head coach since football was restarted in 2009. Wilder has posted a 52-20 record in six years, including 14-10 since moving from FCS to FBS two years ago. Wilder made $486,010 last season, according to USA Today’s database.

Urban Meyer: Dan Mullen explains why Urban Meyer’s coaching tree has been so successful.

Oregon State: Gary Andersen says he’s going to make sure the staff gets their full vacations and doesn’t want to make football “obnoxious” for the team this summer.

Southwest Oklahoma State: Interim head strength and conditioning coach Jared Jackson has been promoted to the full-time role. Jackson has been at SWOSU since August 2013 as a graduate assistant and was moved into the interim head role in February.

Monmouth: Part-time assistant Mitch Russell has been promoted to defensive line coach. Russell, who played at Monmouth in the 1990s, initially joined the staff as a volunteer assistant.

Nevada: Offensive line coach Ron Hudson has missed most of the spring after undergoing open-heart surgery in late February. He is expected to be back on the sideline in the fall. The Reno Gazette-Journal has the story on what Hudson has gone through.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Sunday April 19, 2015

Arizona Cardinals: NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports NFL safety Adrian Wilson is expected to retire and may join the Cardinals staff. Wilson spent last season with the Chicago Bears and played for the Cardinals from 2001-12.

Notre Dame: Brian Kelly explains who’s running the Notre Dame offense.

South Carolina: Steve Spurrier tells The State there were times last season when he thought it might be his last season, but his spirits have really increased this year with the addition of co-defensive coordinator Jon Hoke. He also says his sons, co-offensive coordinator / wide receivers coach Steve Jr. and offensive quality control coach Scott, have "sort of" been looking at potential jobs elsewhere. The State has more in a Q&A.

Pitt: Pat Narduzzi describes what he hopes players learned about him in his first spring as head coach.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Saturday April 18, 2015

Notre Dame: Head coach Brian Kelly called the plays in Saturday’s spring game. Kelly said that offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Mike Sanford is focusing on learning the offense and working with the quarterbacks, and wide receivers / associate head coach Mike Denbrock is running the offense. Kelly said he will remain the play-caller until Sanford and Denbrock are in a position to take more of a role.

Ursinus College (PA): Assistant defensive coordinator / defensive backs coach Shane Eachus has been promoted to defensive coordinator. Eachus joined the staff last season after two years at James Madison, where he served as a defensive graduate assistant in 2012 and GA / director of player relations in 2013. Eachus graduated from Ursinus in 2012.

Spring games: There are nearly 40 spring games today. Here’s how to watch them.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Friday April 17, 2015

BYU: In an interview with the Salt Lake Tribune, Bronco Mendenhall says he will remain as BYU head coach for “as long as I feel like I am supposed to be,” and that he looks at his future at BYU on a year-to-year basis.

NC State: Athletic director Debbie Yow’s contract has been extended through July 2019, along with a raise from $516,000 to $690,000 annaully. Yow has been in her current position since June 2010.

Ole Miss: Athletic director Ross Bjork’s contract has been extended through 2019, with a base salary of $650,000 annually and $100,000 in potential incentives. Bjork has been athletic director since March 2012 and is the youngest AD among Power 5 conferences, at 42 years old. Bjork earned $400,000 in 2013, according to USA Today.

Elmhurst College (IL): Offensive line coach / run-game coordinator Mike Heffernan has been promoted to offensive coordinator, part-time assistant Kristopher Norton has been promoted to full-time quarterbacks coach / passing game coordinator, and Nathan Bell defensive backs coach / special teams coordinator Nathan Bell has been moved to defensive line coach. Heffernan has spent the past two seasons at Elmhurst, Norton worked with wide receivers last season, and Bell is entering his second season on staff.

Big Ten: The conference has released a 12-page report presenting the idea of freshmen ineligibility and looking to create a national discussion on academics in college athletics, while also addressing some criticism. CBS Sports’ Jon Solomon has the details.

NCAA: The Division I Council has appointed the members of its seven committees. The Division I Football Oversight Committee includes Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby as chair, and members include Georgia head coach Mark Richt, Miami (FL) athletic director Blake James, Arizona State athletic director Ray Anderson, MAC commissioner Jon Steinbrecher, Nebraska athletic director Shawn Eichorst, Colgate athletic director Vicky Chun, Big South commissioner Kyle Kallander, Northern Arizona athletic director Lisa Campos, UCF athletic director Michael Todd Stansbury and Conference USA senior associate commissioner Alfred White. You can see the members of all seven committees here.

Missouri State: Per source, tight ends coach / special teams coordinator Mack Brown will move to wide receivers, and Missouri State will look to hire a tight ends coach for the open position.

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Posted by: Chris Vannini on Thursday April 16, 2015

Reinhardt University (GA): Head coach Danny Cronic has stepped down, citing health concerns, and offensive coordinator / assistant head coach Drew Cronic has been promoted to head coach. Danny Cronic served as head coach for four seasons. Drew Cronic was originally set to take over after the 2015 season.

Houston: Tom Herman says he won’t be involved in every-down play-calling.

Miami (OH): Offensive graduate assistant Israel Woolfork has been promoted to running backs coach. Woolfork has been on the Miami staff for the past 18 months, working with wide receivers and special teams units. He played football at Grand Valley State from 2008-12. Woolfork replaces Autry Denson, who left the program in January. Woolfork joins the group of graduate assistants promoted to full-time roles this offseason. Woolfork’s promotion means there remain two open FBS assistant jobs.

Nichols College (MA): Furman associate athletic director Chis Colvin has been named athletic director at Nichols. Colvin spent the past 19 years at Furman, including the last eight in his current role.

Southeastern Louisiana: Former William Jewell College (MO) head coach Jerod Kruse has joined the Southeastern Louisiana staff as defensive backs coach / special teams coordinator / associate head coach. Kruse spent the past seven seasons at William Jewell, including the last five as head coach, and was the 2014 Great Lakes Valley Conference Coach of the Year.

Baltimore Ravens: Missouri State wide receivers coach John Egorugwu has accepted a defensive assistant job with the Ravens. Egorugwu spent the previous four seasons as a graduate assistant at Missouri, working on both sides of the ball, and he joined the Missouri State staff this offseason.

Mercyhurst: Per source, Fordham running backs coach Tim Zetts has joined the Mercyhurst staff as quarterbacks coach. Zetts spent the past three seasons at Fordham.

Cal Poly: The school has announced the addition of former Stanford player Terrence Brown as assistant defensive backs coach, former San Diego State graduate assistant Dorian Keller as tight ends coach and Cal Lutheran assistant defensive line coach James Emma as linebackers coach. Brown graduated from Stanford in 2013, Keller spent the past three seasons at SDSU, and Emma spent the past two seasons at Cal Lutheran.

North Carolina Central: Per source, quarterbacks coach T.C. Taylor has added co-offensive coordinator duties, defensive coordinator / safeties coach Granville Eastman has added the title of assistant head coach, and offensive line coach Jason Onyebuagu has added run game coordinator duties. All three joined the staff in January 2014.

Southern Illinois: The four finalists for the SIU athletic director job include Western Illinois athletic director Tommy Bell, former Northern Iowa athletic director Rick Hartzell, Illinois senior associate athletic director for development Rick Darnell and South Dakota State deputy athletic director Leon Costello. The Southern Illinoisan reports all four have public forums scheduled this month.

QB Country: Fox Sports’ Bruce Feldman reports former UCF offensive coordinator Charlie Taaffe and former South Alabama offensive coordinator Greg Gregory have been hired by QB County, a year-round training company. Taaffe will run the program in Orlando, and Gregory will run the program in Virginia.

Liberty: The school has announced it will offer full cost-of-attendance scholarships for all 20 sports, the first FCS program to do so. USA Today’s Dan Wolken explains how this is part of a plan to move to FBS.