Posted by: Chris Vannini on Monday May 02, 2016

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Montana State: New athletic director Kyle Brennan will earn $185,000 annually, according to the Bozeman Daily Chronicle. Previous AD Peter Fields earned $155,000.

Detroit Lions: Regional scouts Chad Henry and Darren Anderson have been dismissed, according to MLive.com and the Detroit Free Press. Henry had been with the Lions since 1997, and Anderson had been with them since 2012.

Fresno State: Per source, director of football operations Lou Major has moved to the role of assistant athletic director / chief of staff / football. Major has been at Fresno State since January 2014.

Montana State: Utah deputy athletic director Kyle Brennan will be named athletic director at Montana State, according to the Bozeman Daily Chronicle. Brennan has been at Utah since 2008, in various roles.

Buffalo: Former Eastern Michigan defensive coordinator Brad McCaslin has joined the Buffalo staff as a defensive analyst / personnel assistant, according to Sports Illustrated. McCaslin spent the past two years at EMU and had followed EMU head coach Chris Creighton from Drake. UB head coach Lance Leipold and some other UB assistants previously worked with McCaslin at Nebraska-Omaha.

Western New England (MA): Per source, Holy Cross (MA) outside linebackers coach Alex Bresner has accepted the defensive coordinator job at Western New Endland. Bresner spent the past two seasons at Holy Cross and has also coached at Allegheny College, King’s College and East Stroudsburg.

Oregon: Brady Hoke says he hasn’t yet determined what position group he will help coach in the fall.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Sunday May 01, 2016

Alabama: Former Buffalo Bills defensive line coach Karl Dunbar is expected to be named defensive line coach at Alabama, according to AL.com. Dunbar was a strength and conditioning coach under Nick Saban at LSU from 2000-01. Dunbar spent last season with the Bills, but was dismissed in March. He coached DL for the Jets from 2012-14 and the Vikings from 2006-11. 

Kentucky: Colorado State graduate assistant Dillon Sanders has joined the Kentucky staff as a GA to coach outside linebackers, according to his Twitter account. Sanders spent the past three seasons as a GA at Utah State and joined Colorado State in February. Kentucky still has one defensive staff opening.

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TCU: Gary Patterson earned about $4 million in the 2014 season, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. His base salary of $3.95 million was up from $3.49 million in 2013.

Baylor: Art Briles earned nearly $6 million in 2014, according to USA Today. His base salary was about $5.3 million, a $1.7 million increase from 2013.

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Posted by: Chris Vannini on Friday April 29, 2016

Iowa: Graduate assistant Broderick Binns has been named director of player development. Binns is a former Iowa player and spent the past two years as a GA.

Montana State: South Dakota State deputy athletic director Leon Costello will interview for the Montana State AD job, according to the Bozeman Daily Chronicle. Costello has been at SDSU since 2010.

Big Sky Conference: Big Ten associate commissioner Andrea Williams has been named the next commissioner of the Big Sky. Williams has spent the past 10 years with the Big Ten.

Alabama: Defensive line coach Bo Davis has resigned. Davis had been at Alabama since 2014 and was also at UA from 2007-10. The Tuscaloosa News reports Alabama is investigating possible recruiting violations. In a statement, Nick Saban said, “We appreciate all the contributions he made to the program and wish him and his family the very best in the future." Keep track of open FBS assistant jobs here.

Iowa: Vanderbilt director of player personnel Tyler Barnes has joined the Iowa staff as director of recruiting, according to his Twitter account. Barnes spent the past three seasons at Vanderbilt and was previously a student assistant, graduate assistant and administrative assistant at Iowa.

Point University (GA): Shorter University (GA) linebackers coach Barry Casterlin has joined the Point University staff as offensive coordinator. Casterlin spent one season at Shorter after four at Norwich University (VT).

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Thursday April 28, 2016

Alabama: Defensive line coach Bo Davis is expected to leave his position, according to The Tuscaloosa News, which reports an inquiry into possible recruiting violations. The site also reports Alabama has been conducting an internal investigation and the NCAA has made inquiries. Davis has been at Alabama since 2014 and was also at UA from 2007-10. Keep track of open FBS assistant jobs here.

Idaho: The school confirms it will move to FCS for the 2018 season and play in the Big Sky conference. School officials say they have a plan to meet the requirement of 63 scholarships. Read more here.

West Virginia: Former West Virginia defensive line coach Damon Cogdell has been named defensive coordinator at Carol City High School (FL). Cogdell spent the past two seasons at WVU after coaching at Miramar High School (FL) from 2002-13, including seven years as head coach.

Satellite camps: The NCAA Board of Directors has overturned the ban on satellite camps. Read more here.

Jacksonville University: Athletic director Donnie Horner will step down at the end of the month, but remain a professor at the school. Senior associate director of administration Alex Ricker-Gilbert will be promoted to AD. Horner spent two years as AD. Ricker-Gilbert is 28 years old, making him one of the youngest AD’s in the country, and perhaps the youngest.

NFL: Pro Football Talk reports that VP of football operatons Mike Kensil has moved to VP game operations-international. Kensil has been with the NFL since 2006, after 28 years with the New York Jets.

Greensboro College (NC): Offensive coordinator / former interim head coach Erik Westberg has been named head coach at Northern Guilford High School (NC). Westberg had been at Greensboro since 2011.

Tiffin (OH): Ashland University (OH) wide receivers coach Joe Horn has joined the Tiffin staff as wide receivers coach / director of football operations. Horn spent the past two years at Ashland.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Wednesday April 27, 2016

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Washington: Former BC Lions and Cal head coach Jeff Tedford has had informal discussions with Chris Petersen about joining the Washington staff as a consultant, according to the Seattle Times. Tedford resigned this offseason after one year in the CFL, citing a desire to return to college football. Tedford was Cal’s head coach from 2002-12.

Idaho: The football program will drop down to FCS in football, according to multiple reports. USA Today’s Dan Wolken reports it may not be an immediate drop down, as the Vandals can remain in the Sun Belt through the 2017 season. The school is set to announce its plans on Thursday.

New Mexico: Per source, Indiana State offensive line coach Vince Natali has joined the New Mexico staff as director of recruiting. Natal has spent the past three seasons at ISU and previously worked as a graduate assistant at Utah State.

Presbyterian: West Alabama outside linebackers coach Kyle Pope has joined the Presbyterian staff as defensive line coach. Pope has previously coached at Holmes CC (MS).

UTSA: Former UTSA running backs coach Polo Gutierrez has been named head coach at Texas Military Academy. Gutierrez had been at UTSA from 2010-15. He was recommended for the job by Larry Coker, who told KENS5 that he may help out on a volunteer basis.

Montana State: Utah deputy athletic director Kyle Brennan interviewed for the Montana State athletic director job on Tuesday, and Wyoming deputy AD Matt Whisenant interviewed on Monday, according to the Salt Lake Tribune.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.