Posted by: Chris Vannini on Saturday September 17, 2016
Baltimore Ravens: Senior defensive assistant Clarence Brooks has passed away after battling esophageal cancer. Brooks had been on staff since 2005 and coached since 1976, also working for the Miami Dolphins, Cleveland Browns, Chicago Bears, Arizona, Syracuse and UMass. He was 65 years old.
Colonial Athletic Association: North Dakota State director of football operations and equipment services Brian Gordon has been named CAA associate commissioner for football. Gordon has spent the past 11 years at NDSU.
Friday, September 16, 2016
Week 3: Here are this week’s Picks & Superlatives.
Buffalo Bills: Offensive coordinator Greg Roman will be dismissed, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Roman was the NFL’s highest-paid offensive coordinator and was in his second season with the Bills. The Bills are 0-2 with losses of 13-7 to the Ravens in Week 1 and 37-31 to the Jets last night. Schefter adds that running backs / assistant head coach Anthony Lynn will take over as offensive coordinator. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport also says Rex Ryan has "full support" from team ownership.
Iowa: Offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Greg Davis, defensive coordinator / defensive backs coach Phil Parker and head strength coach Chris Doyle will each earn $625,000 this season, according to the Cedar Rapids Gazette's Marc Morehouse. They will have two-year deals, which are not yet finalized. They each earned $515,000 last year and were set to make $595,000 this season, before Kirk Ferentz’s new contract and increased salary pool earlier this month.
UCLA: Offensive line / associate head coach Adrian Klemm has received a two-year show-cause and UCLA was fined $5,000 due to Klemm paying for two prospects to receive private training, the NCAA announced. That’s in addition to self-imposed recruiting penalties and a two-game suspension that took effect last year. Klemm remains on staff as OL coach, but UCLA must submit a plan for compliance to the Committee on Infractions.
Florida International: Athletic director Pete Garcia will step down on July 31, 2018. Garcia has been the AD since 2006.
Holy Cross: Per source, offensive line coach Bill Samko is no longer with the program. Samko was in his sixth season at Holy Cross.
Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.
Thursday September 15, 2016
Kentucky: As part of his increased involvement with the defense, Mark Stoops says he will be “more active” in the defensive play-calling.
Los Angeles Rams: ESPN’s John Clayton reports head coach Jeff Fisher’s extension is expected to be a 3-year deal.
Here are News, Notes & Quotes.