Posted by: Chris Vannini on Monday February 01, 2016
Missouri: Arizona State defensive line coach Jackie Shipp will join the Missouri staff in the same role, according to multiple reports. Shipp has spent the past three years at ASU. This fills the last opening on Barry Odom’s staff.
Army: Wofford safeties coach ShaDon Brown has joined the Army staff as cornerbacks coach, according to his Twitter account. Brown spent the past five years at Wofford.
Elon: Per source, defensive line coach Pat Madden will be promoted to defensive coordinator / linebackers coach. Madden has been at Elon since 2014. In addition, Texas A&M graduate assistant Gerald Chatman’s title at Elon will be defensive line coach.
Tennessee Titans: Mike Mularkey has completed his Titans staff. Here is the full staff.
Dallas Cowboys: Former 49ers defensive backs coach Tim Lewis is a candidate to join the Cowboys staff, according to Fox Sports’ Mike Garafolo. Lewis has coached with six different NFL teams since 2003.
Detroit Lions: Former Miami (FL) head coach Al Golden has joined the Detroit Lions as tight ends coach. Golden was Miami's head coach from 2011-15. This is his first NFL job. While Golden has a defensive coaching background, he played tight end at Penn State, when Jim Caldwell was PSU's quarterbacks coach. Golden joins Randy Edsall as former college head coaches to join the Lions staff this week.
Alcorn State: The school will name its new head coach on Tuesday. Keep track of FCS head coaching changes here.
South Florida: USF has officially announced the addition of former Tennessee defensive coordinator John Jancek as safeties coach. Jancek spent the last three yeas at Tennessee.
Heidelberg (OH): Defensive line coach Branden Jakubcin has been promoted to defensive coordinator, and offensive line coach Jason Lewis and wide receivers coach Mike Coyne have been promoted to co-offensive coordinators. Head coach Scott Donaldson will serve as the special teams coordinator.
Tennessee Titans: The Titans have hired Montreal Alouettes defensive line coach Keith Willis as assistant defensive line coach and former Iowa State offensive line coach Brandon Blaney as a defensive assistant. This completes Mike Mularkey’s staff.
Morehead State: Head coach Rob Tenyer has received a contract extension through 2019. Tenyer is 14-21 in three years, but is coming off a 7-4 season.
Southern Miss: Jay Hopson says he won’t comment about the current staff until Thursday. Here is more from Hopson’s introduction.
Kent State: Paul Haynes has announced several changes. Ferris State (MI) offensive line coach Rob Zeitman has joined the KSU staff in the same role, linebackers coach Ben Needham has been promoted to defensive coordinator, running backs coach Mark Spencer has added recruiting coordinator duties, and defensive graduate assistant Colin Ferrell has been promoted to defensive line coach. This fills the last openings on the staff. Zeitman spent four years at Ferris State, and Ferell has spent the past three years on KSU’s staff.
Kentucky: Louisville wide receivers coach Lamar Thomas is “close” to accepting the same position at Kentucky, according to multiple reports. Thomas has been at Louisville for two seasons.
Southern Miss: New head coach Jay Hopson's contract is a 4-year deal worth $500,000 annually in base salary. The buyout on Hopson's end is $2 million if he leaves during the first three years of the deal, and it's the remainder of salary if he leaves during the fourth. If Hopson is dismissed, he would be owed the remainder of the deal, subject to offset by another job. Former head coach Todd Monken earned $700,000 in base salary in 2015. Athletic director Bill McGillis tells the Hattiesburg American that Hopson didn't hesitate when presented the terms.
Nebraska: Wide receivers coach Keith Williams and linebackers coach Trent Bray have received raises and contract extensions through 2017, according to the Lincoln Journal Star. Williams’ salary increases from $275,000 to $400,000, and Bray’s from $250,000 to $300,000 in 2016 and $325,000 in 2017.
Portland Thunder (AFL): Cleveland Gladiators defensive coordinator Ron James has been named head coach / general manager of the Portland Thunder. James was the AFL Head Coach of the Year with the Utah Blaze in 2012 and has 19 seasons of AFL experience.
Central Arkansas: Per source, Southern Illinois running backs coach Larry Warner has joined the Central Arkansas staff in the same role, and director of football operations Ryan Howard has been promoted to tight ends coach. Warner spent the past two years at SIU, while Howard has spent one season on UCA’s staff after his playing career.
San Francisco 49ers: The 49ers have officially announced the addition of Colts safeties coach Roy Anderson as assistant defensive backs coach. Anderson spent four years with the Colts and the previous seven with the Ravens.
San Diego Chargers: Titans quarterbacks coach John McNulty has joined the Chargers staff as tight ends coach, according to Fox Sports’ Alex Marvez. McNulty spent two years with the Titans and previously spent five years with the Arizona Cardinals.
South Alabama: Linebackers coach Tracy Buckhannon will not return. Buckhannon spent one year with the Jaguars after 15 years in the Georgia high school ranks.
FBS: With the FBS head coaching carousel finished, here’s a breakdown of the trends.
Detroit Lions: Vice president of events Kelly Kozole has been promoted to senior vice president of business development. Kozole has been with the Lions since 2002.
NCAA: President Mark Emmert’s contract has been extended for three years through 2020, after a unanimous vote by the NCAA Board of Governors.
Truman State (MO): Per source, offensive coordinator Jay Davis has stepped down. Davis spent six years at Truman State.
Tennessee Tech: Morehead State defensive coordinator Dontae Wright has joined the Tennessee Tech staff as defensive assistant / special teams coordinator. Wright spent three years at Morehead State, including one as defensive coordinator.
Elon: Per source, Texas A&M graduate assistant Gerald Chatman has accepted a position on the Elon staff. Chatman spent one year at A&M after two as the defensive line coach at Butler.
Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.