Posted by: Chris Vannini on Wednesday January 28, 2015

Washington State: New defensive coordinator Alex Grinch will earn $425,000 next season, and new outside linebackers coach Roy Manning will earn $236,500, according to The Spokesman-Review.

Thomas More College (KY): Head coach Jim Hilvert has resigned to take the head coaching job at LaSalle HS (OH).

Oklahoma: Offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Lincoln Riley’s contract is a two-year deal worth $500,000 annually, according to The Oklahoman. 

Louisville: Defensive coordinator / outside linebackers coach Todd Grantham will remain at Louisville and not join the Raiders as defensive coordinator, according to ESPN’s Brett McMurphy. In a release, Grantham says, “My family loves it in Louisville, and I think we are establishing something special here.” 

Florida State: Jimbo Fisher’s new contract will pay him $5 million annually in base salary, with a raise of $100,000 each year, up to $5.7 million in 2022, according to Tomahawk Nation. Fisher’s buyout will be $5 million in 2016, $3 million from 2017-18 and $1 million before 2019. In addition, the assistant salary pool has increased by $750,000.

Oregon State: Gary Andersen has announced the addition of four graduate assistants: former Wisconsin GA Keegan Andersen and tight end Brian Wozniak on offense, and former Wisconsin GA Cory Hall and Oregon State volunteer assistant Andrew Seumalo on defense. Keegan Andersen is Gary’s son. In addition, assistant director of football video operations Cameron Radford has bee promoted to the head position. 

Jacksonville Jaguars: Former Bills offensive coordinator Nathanial Hackett has pulled out of the Rams offensive coordinator search and will join the Jags as quarterbacks coach, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. 

Cleveland Browns: Former Florida offensive coordinator Kurt Roper will interview for the Browns quarterbacks job on Thursday, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. 

Washington Redskins: Former Bears quarterbacks coach Matt Cavanaugh has joined the Redskins in the same role. 

Oakland Raiders: Louisville defensive coordinator / outside linebackers coach Todd Grantham has been offered a two-year deal to be the Raiders’ defensive coordinator, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. 

Takeaways: A look at the teams with the most takeaways over the last four years.

San Francisco 49ers: Former ECU head coach and former Tampa Bay Bucs running backs coach Steve Logan will join the 49ers as quarterbacks coach with a two-year deal, according to WRAL in North Carolina, where Logan works as a radio host.

Baltimore Ravens: The Ravens have finalized their staff with some announcements. Offensive assistant Richard Angulo has been promoted to tight ends coach, assistant defensive backs coach Chris Hewitt has been promoted to head defensive backs coach, defensive quality control / linebackers coach Matt Weiss has been promoted to cornerbacks coach, former Bears tight ends coach Andy Bischoff has joined as an offensive quality control coach, and coaching staff assistant Drew Wilkins and defensive intern Mike Macdonald have been promoted to defensive assistants. 

Cleveland Browns: Former Kentucky head coach Joker Phillips will join the Browns as wide receivers coach, according to ESPN’s Adam Caplan. Phillips was most recently the wide receivers coach at Florida in 2013. This is Phillips’ first NFL coaching job. 

VMI: The school has officially announced the addition of eight assistants: Concord offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Dustin Ward (same positions), William & Mary defensive backs coach / special teams coordinator Tom Clark (defensive coordinator), former Columbia offensive line coach Gordon Sammis (offensive line) and UConn defensive graduate assistant Josh Zidenberg (defensive backs / special teams co-coordinator). Retained coached include Brad Robbins (wide receivers / tight ends / internal recruiting coordinator) and Justin Hamilton (outside linebackers / special teams co-coordinator). CoachingSearch previously reported the hiring of Mike Saint Germain (defensive line / external recruiting coordinator) and Justin Wood (inside linebackers).

Texas: Cedar Hill HS (TX) head coach Joey McGuire is in the mix for the tight ends / special teams coordinator job on the Texas staff, according to 247Sports and OrangeBlood.com. 

Washington Redskins: Former Chicago Bears strength and conditioning coach Mike Clark has joined the Redskins in the same role. 

Florida A&M: Head coach Alex Wood has announced six additions to his staff: former Buffalo wide receivers coach Martin Spieler (offensive coordinator / quarterbacks), former Savannah State head coach Theo Lemon (defensive coordinator / defensive line), former Mesa CC defensive coordinator Richard Solomon (defensive backs), former Bethune-Cookman director of player personnel D.J. McCarthy (wide receivers) and Itawamba CC special teams coordinator Dennis Smith (tight ends / sepecial teams). In addition, offensive line coach Edwin Pata has been retained. 

Arizona Cardinals: Bruce Arians updates the search for a new defensive coordinator

Denver Broncos: Ravens assistant special teams coach Tony Coaxum has joined the Broncos in the same role, according to Sports Illustrated’s Thayer Evans. 

Cleveland Browns: Former NFL quarterback and current ESPN analyst Kevin O’Connell will interview for the Browns quarterbacks job today, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. O'Connell was a player for the Jets from 2009-11, when Mike Pettine was the defensive coordinator. 

New York Jets: The Jets have hired Packers assistant offensive line coach Steve Marshall as offensive line coach and UMass running backs coach Marcel Shipp in the same role. Keep track of open FBS assistant jobs here.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Tuesday January 27, 2015

San Francisco 49ers: NFL Network’s Albert Breer reports Eagles wide receivers coach Bob Bicknell is in the mix for the 49ers offensive coordinator job. 

Texas Tech: Defensive coordinator David Gibbs’ contract is a two-year deal with $550,000 annually, according to the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. Gibbs would owe $200,000 if he leaves for another Big 12 assistant job or $25,000 for one outside the Big 12. There is no buyout if he leaves for a head coaching or NFL job. The buyout on Texas Tech’s end is 90 percent of the remaining contract.

Washington State: Interim special teams coordinator Eric Mele has received the full-time role, the school announced. Mele was promoted to the interim role from offensive quality control assistant in October. In addition, Houston co-director of sports performance Brian Odom has joined WSU as a defensive quality control assistant.  

San Francisco 49ers: Former 49ers nose tackle Aubrayo Franklin will join the 49ers staff as a defensive assistant, according to the Sacramento Bee. 

Baltimore Ravens: The Ravens are expected to sign former Bears tight ends coach Andy Bischoff as an offensive assistant, according to the Baltimore Sun.

Washington Redskins: Former Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell has been named defensive backs coach for the Redskins. 

Tulsa: Here’s a look at Philip Montgomery’s completed staff at Tulsa.

San Francisco 49ers: CSN Bay Area reports the 49ers are expected to hire former ECU head coach and Tampa Bay Bucs running backs coach Steve Logan for a position on the offensive side of the ball. 

Tulsa: Houston Baptist cornerbacks / nickelbacks coach Aaron Fletcher has joined the Tulsa staff as cornerbacks coach. This completes Philip Montgomery’s staff. Keep track of new FBS staffs here.

Florida: Per source, former 49ers offensive assistant Ronald Curry is in the mix for the Florida wide receivers job. Curry was a wide receiver for the Raiders when Jim McElwain was the quarterbacks coach in 2006.

Jacksonville Jaguars: Former Raiders running backs coach Kelly Skipper has joined the Jags in the same role.

Albany: The school has announced a number of changes. Additions to the staff include former Clarion head coach Jay Foster (defensive backs) and Rensselaer linebackers coach Dave Plungas (defensive assistant). In addition, tight ends coach Gabe Luvara has been promoted to assistant offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach, offensive coordinator Joe Bernard has added the title of assistant head coach, linebackers coach Bernard Clark has been promoted to defensive coordinator / linebackers / associate head coach, director of operations Jeff Dittman has been promoted to defensive assistant / special teams coordinator, and volunteer assistant Nate Byham has been promoted to tight ends coach. Harry Traylor will now serve as director of operations.

Kent State: Former Miami (Ohio) wide receivers coach Mark Spencer will join the Kent State staff as running backs coach, according to Sports Illustrated’s Thayer Evans. Keep track of open FBS assistant jobs here

Chicago Bears: Assistant defensive line coach Clint Hurtt will remain with the Bears as outside linebackers coach. 

Oakland Raiders: 49ers special teams assistant Tracy Smith has joined the Raiders in the same role.

Clemson: A look at several Clemson graduate assistants on the move this offseason.

Houston Texans: Penn State assistant strength and conditioning coach Brian Bell has joined the Texans in the same role.

UC-Davis: Minnesota-Crookston running backs / tight ends coach Wes Nurse has joined the UC-Davis staff as cornerbacks coach, according to his Twitter account.

Duke: Graduate assistant Matt Guerrieri has been promoted to a full-time role, filling the opening on the staff. 

Bill Belichick: ESPN’s Field Yates notes that, since Bill Belichick was hired by the Patriots 15 years ago today, there have been 123 head coaching changes in the NFL.

Chart: Top scoring defensive play-callers over the last four years

Indianapolis Colts: Special assistant to the head coach Rob Chudzinski has been promoted to associate head coach. 

UC-Davis: Per source, IUP running backs coach Jim Chapin has accepted the same position at UC-Davis. 

Jacksonville Jaguars: Running backs coach Terry Richardson has been dismissed, according to the Florida Times-Union, and former Raiders running backs coach Kelly Skipper will interview for the position. 

Denver Broncos: Former Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips will interview for the same position with the Broncos on Tuesday, according to ESPN's Ed Werder.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Monday January 26, 2015

Toronto Argonauts: Edmonton Eskimos offensive line coach / run game coordinator Jonathan Himebauch has joined the Argonauts staff as offensive line / assistant head coach. 

South Carolina: Steve Spurrier reiterated that he won’t be getting rid of coaches, but hinted that adjustments could be coming.

Central Michigan: Hondo Carpenter of SpartanNation.com reports Notre Dame defensive line coach Mike Elston is in the mix for the CMU head coaching job. Elston previously coached at CMU from 2004-06 under Brian Kelly.

Kentucky: Former Cal defensive coordinator Andy Buh has interviewed for the open job on Mark Stoops’ staff, according to WKYT. Keep track of open FBS assistant jobs here.

New York Jets: Former Titans assistant wide receivers coach Kevin Patullo will join the Jets as quarterbacks coach, according to the Tampa Bay Times. 

An incredible list of speakers: The Glazier Football Clinics begin soon. Here is a list of upcoming clinics: Orlando (January 30 - February 1), Pittsburgh (January 30 - February 1), Kansas City (February 5-7), Atlanta (February 6-8), Baltimore (February 6-8), Chicago (February 6-8), and Phoenix (February 6-8). Make plans now to attend the Glazier Clinics.

Tennessee Titans: NFL.com’s Gil Brandt tweets that he’s hearing former Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau could join the Titans, but Titans beat writer Jim Wyatt reports that, while he’s in play, it depends on what LeBeau wants to do.

Alabama: Former Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Mel Tucker will join the Alabama staff as defensive backs coach, according to Sports Illustrated’s Thayer Evans. Tucker was a graduate assistant under Nick Saban at Michigan State and served as Saban's defensive backs coach at LSU in 2000. Tucker was last in college in 2004 at Ohio State. This fills the last opening on Nick Saban's staff. 

Buffalo Bills: The Bills have hired former Bears offensive coordinator Aaron Kromer (offensive line), Clemson graduate assistant Michael Hamlin (special teams quality control), former Jets wide receivers coach Sanjay Lal (wide receivers), former Jets running backs coach Anthony Lynn (running backs / assistant head coach), former Jets intern D’Anton Lynn (defensive assistant) and former Titans offensive coordinator Chris Palmer (senior offensive assistant). In addition, Rex Ryan has retained assistant offensive line coach Kurt Anderson, defensive backs coach Donnie Henderson, outside linebackers coach Jason Rebrovich and offensive quality control coach Jason Vrable.

College Football Playoff: Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long has been re-elected as selection committee chairman. 

Denver Broncos: The Broncos have officially named Ravens quarterbacks coach Rick Dennison as offensive coordinator. In addition, former Bears linebackers coach Reggie Herring will join the Broncos in the same role, according to ESPN’s Adam Caplan. 

North Dakota State: Head coach Chris Klieman has agreed to a two-year extension through the 2020 season. 

LSU: Defensive coordinator Kevin Steele will earn $1 million annually in a two-year deal, according to the Baton Rouge Advocate.

Alabama: Nick Saban has promoted defensive analyst Tosh Lupoi to outside linebackers coach.  

St. Louis Rams: According to CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora, the Rams will interview Nate Hackett for the offensive coordinator position for a second time. Hackett served as the offensive coordinator of the Buffalo Bills in 2014.

Missouri: Missouri has announced that defensive line coach Craig Kuligowski has turned down an opportunity to become the co-defensive coordinator / defensive line coach at Illinois.  Here is the story from Dave Matter of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Washington Redskins: Former Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell will interview with the Redskins on Monday, according to NJ.com. Fewell met with the 49ers last week about their defensive backs job. 

Indianapolis Colts: The Colts have parted ways with running backs coach David Walker. 

Ohio State: Former OSU center Jim Cordle has joined the Ohio State staff as an offensive line graduate assistant, according to his Twitter account. 

Oakland Raiders: The Raiders are interested in Louisville defensive coordinator / outside linebackers coach Todd Grantham for their defensive coordinator job, according to NBC D.C.’s Dianna Maria Russini.

Open FBS jobs: Breaking down the open jobs in FBS college football.

Oakland Raiders: Chiefs tight ends coach Bernie Parmalee will join the Raiders as running backs coach, and former Bills wide receivers coach Rob Moore will join the Raiders in the same position, according to the San Jose Mercury-News. 

Atlanta Falcons: Former Broncos linebackers coach Richard Smith is expected to join the Falcons as defensive coordinator, according to NFL Network’s Albert Breer, who also reports Redskins defensive backs coach Raheem Morris will join the staff as assistant head coach and will run the pass defense.

VMI: Christopher Newport University (VA) defensive coordinator Justin Wood has joined the VMI staff, according to his Twitter account. 

Chicago Bears: Former Broncos defensive line coach Jay Rodgers will join the Bears in the same role.

Northern Iowa: Shippensburg offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Joe Davis will join the Northern Iowa staff, according to the Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Sunday January 25, 2015

Missouri: Despite a report that has surfaced by another media outlet, CoachingSearch has learned that Missouri defensive line coach Craig Kuligowski has NOT accepted the co-defensive coordinator / defensive line job at Illinois. 

Alabama: Former UAB running backs coach Jody Wright is expected to join the Alabama staff as director of player personnel, according to TideSports.com.  

Oakland Raiders: Lions assistant offensive line coach Bobby Johnson has accepted the tight ends job with the Raiders, according to Sports Illustrated’s Thayer Evans. 

Arizona Cardinals: Former Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau will not join the Cardinals staff, according to the Arizona Republic’s Kent Somers, who adds that Bruce Arians is expected to fill the open defensive coordinator job from within.

Atlanta Falcons: Former assistant offensive line coach Wade Harman will rejoin the Falcons as tight ends coach, according to ESPN’s Vaughn McClure. In addition, NBC D.C.’s Dianna Marie Russini reports that, if Redskins defensive backs coach Raheem Morris joins the Falcons, it will not be as defensive coordinator.

Central Michigan: SpartanNation.com’s Hondo Carpenter reports Central Michigan has interviewed Detroit Lions special teams coordinator John Bonamego for their head coaching job. Bonamego is a former CMU player.

Washington Redskins: The Redskins have requested to interview Packers senior personnel executive Alonzo Highsmith for their director of personnel job, according to Fox Sports’ Mike Garafolo.

Texas: Charlie Strong explains how Bob Stoops helped Texas land Jay Norvell

Atlanta Falcons: Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn will be named head coach of the Falcons on Feb. 2, the day after the Super Bowl, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Keep track of NFL head coaching changes and interviews here.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Saturday January 24, 2015

New York Jets: Bears national scout Rex Hogan will join the Jets as director of college scouting, according to NFL Network’s Albert Breer, who also reports Rams scout Brian Heimerdinger will join in a front office role. 

Houston Texans: Former Bears defensive line coach Paul Pasqualoni will join the Texans in the same role, according to the Houston Chronicle. 

Alabama: Defensive analyst Tosh Lupoi is expected to be promoted to outside linebackers coach, according to Sports Illustrated’s Thayer Evans. Keep track of open FBS assistant jobs here.  

Chicago Bears: Former Broncos offensive quality control coach Bo Hardegree has joined the Bears as an offensive assistant. 

UNC-Pembroke: Per source, South Dakota outside linebackers coach Joe Ford will join the UNC-Pembroke staff as co-defensive coordinator / defensive backs coach. In addition, the school has announced that wide receivers coach Billy Lindquist has added the duties of recruiting coordinator. 

Alabama: Offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Lane Kiffin will return next season, the school announced. Kiffin reportedly was a front-runner for the 49ers offensive coordinator job. Kiffin was a Broyles Award finalist last season. In a release, Nick Saban said, “He’s done a fabulous job and is one of the finest offensive coaches in the country. He is going to have plenty of opportunities in the future, and we want to continue to help him develop as a coach, so when he leaves here, he’ll be in a very good situation. Our offense was extremely productive last season, and we look forward to building on some of the good things we did on that side of the ball with this year’s team.”

Atlanta Falcons: Redskins defensive backs coach Raheem Morris is expected to join the Falcons staff, according to the Washington Post. 

New York Jets: The Jets have hired former Buffalo Bills defensive line coach Pepper Johnson for the same position. 

Tennessee: Mike Bajakian explains how things played out Friday and why he left for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. 

Central Michigan: Special teams coordinator / assistant head coach Kyle Nystrom has been named interim head coach.