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.