Posted by: Chris Vannini on Monday August 31, 2015
Saskatchewan Roughriders: Head coach Corey Chamblin and general manager Brendan Taman have been dismissed. The Roughriders are 0-9 this season, two years removed from winning the Grey Cup in 2013. Chamblin had been head coach since 2012. Special teams coordinator Bob Dyce has been named interim head coach, and assistant general manager Jeremy O’Day has been named interim general manager.
Coastal Carolina: Coastal Carolina football will join the Sun Belt Conference in 2017-18, and all other sports will join in 2016-17, according to ESPN’s Brett McMurphy.
North Dakota State: Offensive intern Hank Jacobs has been promoted to full-time director of football recruiting. Jacobs played at NDSU from 2009-11 and spent the next two years as an undergraduate assistant. He became an offensive intern in 2014. Offensive quality control coach Josh Kittell, who joined the staff in July, will fill Jacobs’ previous role.
Texas Tech: Defensive coordinator David Gibbs will call plays from the field.
Michigan: President Mark Schlissel tells the Detroit Free Press there is no search for a permanent athletic director, and interim AD Jim Hackett will remain in the role for the foreseeable future. Hackett earns more than $600,000 annually in his role.
Houston high schools: The Houston Chronicle has put together a list of salaries for more than 60 local high school coaches. You can see the full list here.
Illinois: Interim head coach Bill Cubit says new running backs coach Nathan Schleehaase will coach from the field and help with signals and substitutions. Quarterbacks coach Ryan Cubit will move to the coaches box and play a role in play-calling. Here is more from Bill Cubit on the transition.
LSU: Les Miles has gone to a local hospital for precautionary reasons, the school announced. His press conference was canceled, but he will be at practice and available to the media later today. Update: Miles tells WBRZ that he had too much coffee this morning. He is back at work.
Charlotte: Former strength and conditioning intern Kevin Donnalley has rejoined the staff as an analyst and will coach the offensive line with offensive graduate assistant Louis Swaba. Donnalley played 13 years in the NFL and served as an intern last year. Former offensive line coach Phil Ratliff passed away earlier this month.
Western Michigan: Asked about the open Illinois job, P.J. Fleck told MLive.com, "If it has nothing to do with Western Michigan in 2015, I'm not going to discuss it whatsoever. This staff has put way too much work in to let any rumor or any speculation take us off of that. I don't comment on rumors or speculation."
Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.