Posted by: Chris Vannini on Saturday February 13, 2016

Texas: Toledo co-offensive coordinator / running backs coach Anthony Johnson has been named running backs coach at Texas. Johnson is a former Texas player and spent the past two years at Toledo, and he was a quality control assistant at Texas from 2007-09. Keep track of open FBS assistant jobs here.

Colorado: Director of player development Darian Hagan has been promoted to running backs coach. Hagan has been at CU since 2005. In addition, previous running backs / tight ends coach Klayton Adams will move to offensive line coach, and offensive line coach Gary Bernardi will move to tight ends / fullbacks coach. 

Arizona: Former Michigan director of player personnel Chris Singletary has joined the Arizona staff as director of recruiting, and current director of on-campus recruiting Matt Dudek will have an expanded role. Singletary was at Michigan from 2007 to spring 2015, where he worked under Rich Rodriguez for three years.

Western Carolina: Per source, Holmes CC defensive coordinator Dustin Landry will be named defensive coordinator at Western Carolina. Landry spent one season at Holmes and was previously a defensive quality control assistant at North Carolina. He coached defensive backs at Troy from 2013-14.

UAB: The Blazers won’t play games until 2017, but spring practice starts on Monday, and the full-time staff has been completed. Here is the full staff.

Southern Miss: Former North Carolina defensive coordinator Dan Disch will join the Southern Miss staff, according to the Hattiesburg American. Disch was out of coaching in 2015 and was the co-defensive coordinator at Southern Miss in 2011. He spent three seasons at UNC. Keep track of new FBS staffs here.

Savannah State: Linebackers coach Tony Pierce will serve as interim head coach, according to WJCL. Pierce has been at SSU for two seasons.

Elizabeth City State (NC): Savannah State head coach Earnest Wilson III has accepted the Elizabeth City State head coaching job, according to WJCL. Wilson has spent the past three seasons leading SSU, posting a 2-32 record.

Wake Forest: Linebackers coach Warren Belin has moved to director of high school relations / recruiting. Belin spent the past thee seasons as linebackers coach. 

LSU: Texas Tech running backs coach Jabbar Juluke has accepted the same position at LSU. Juluke recently joined the Texas Tech staff and spent the past three years at Louisiana Tech. He was previously a high school coach in New Orleans from 1995-2012. In addition, LSU wide receivers coach Tony Ball has left the staff to pursue other opportunities. Ball spent one year at LSU. 

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Friday February 12, 2016

Arkansas: Reggie Mitchell’s title at Arkansas is running backs coach.

Elizabeth City State (NC): Savannah State head coach Earnest Wilson III has been offered the Elizabeth City State head coaching job, according to WJCL. Wilson has spent the past three seasons leading SSU.

Louisiana-Monroe: Western Carolina defensive backs coach LaMar Morgan will join the UL-Monroe staff in the same role, according to Sports Illustrated’s Thayer Evans. Morgan spent two seasons at WCU and played at UL-Lafayette in 2003 and from 2005-07. Keep track of new FBS staffs here.

Miami Dolphins: Senior personnel executive / assistant general manager Eric Stokes will not return. Stokes spent the past two seasons with the Dolphins. 

Arkansas: Offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Dan Enos has signed an extension through 2018, according to the Arkansas Democrat Gazette. He will receive a $150,000 raise to $700,000 in 2016, with $50,000 increases each year. His buyout is $350,000 through February 2018 if he leaves for another job, and still has a non-compete clause for other assistant jobs in the SEC. The Razorbacks were No. 27 nationally in scoring (35.9 ppg) in Enos’ first season. In addition, defensive coordinator Robb Smith received a $50,000 raise to $800,000 and one-year extension through 2018, and head strength coach Ben Herbert has received an extension through 2018 and a raise to $340,000.

Texas Tech: Louisiana Tech safeties coach Karl Scott will join the Texas Tech staff as cornerbacks coach, according to Sports Illustrated’s Thayer Evans. Scott spent one season at LA Tech after three seasons at Southeastern Louisiana. Keep track of open FBS assistant jobs here.

Ole Miss: On-campus recruiting coordinator Branden Wenzel has resigned, according to the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal. Wenzel had been on staff since 2011.

Stanford: Oklahoma defensive line coach Diron Reynolds has officially joined the Stanford staff in the same role. Reynolds spent one season at Oklahoma and spent 2014 at Stanford as a defensive assistant. 

Mississippi State: Madison Central High School (MS) head coach Brad Peterson will join the Mississippi State staff in an unspecified role, according to 247Sports. Peterson spent one season at Madison Central and has been a high school coach in the state for a decade.

Charlotte: NC State quality control director Ulrick Edmonds has joined the Charlotte staff as outside linebackers coach, according to Sports Illustrated’s Thayer Evans. Edmonds spent the past two years at NC State. 

Ball State: Per source, LSU analyst Chevis Jackson will join the Ball State staff. Jackson spent the past season at LSU and previously coached at South Alabama. 

New York Giants: Jeff Zgonina will join the Giants staff as assistant defensive line coach, according to Fox Sports’ Alex Marvez. Zgonina previously held the same role with the Texans in 2013.

Chicago Bears: Former Rutgers offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Ben McDaniels will join the Bears staff, according to Sports Illustrated’s Thayer Evans. McDaniels spent the past two seasons at Rutgers. 

Texas A&M: Texas defensive line coach Brick Haley has been approached by Kevin Sumlin about joining the Aggies staff, according to the Austin American-Statesman.

Southern Miss: Defensive coordinator David Duggan will not return, according to the Sun Herald. Duggan spent the past three years on staff and interviewed for the head coaching job.

Cal: Sonny Dykes explains why he hired Jake Spavital, and why Tony Franklin left. 

Arkansas: Kansas running backs coach Reggie Mitchell is expected to join the Arkansas staff, according to Sports Illustrated’s Thayer Evans. Mitchell has spent the past six seasons on the KU staff and has also coached at Illinois, Michigan State, Minnesota, Kent State and more.

Carolina Panthers: Defensive backs coach / special teams assistant Curtis Fuller will exclusively coach defensive backs in 2016, according to Fox Sports’ Alex Marvez. Fuller assisted with special teams after coordinator Bruce DeHaven was diagnosed with cancer last year. Fuller has spent three seasons with the Panthers.

Wofford: Per source, former safeties coach Sheil Wood has rejoined the Wofford staff in the same role. Wood previously coached at Wofford from 2008-12.

Southern Miss: Tony Pecoraro’s role at Southern Miss will be a co-defensive coordinator, according to the Hattiesburg American. Pecoraro spent last season as Alcorn State’s defensive coordinator / linebackers coach. 

Tusculum College (TN): Arkansas State graduate assistant John Mohring has joined the Tusculum staff as linebackers coach. Mohring spent two years at Arkansas State. 

Detroit Lions: Broncos offensive assistant Brian Callahan is expected to become the new Lions quarterbacks coach, according to Fox Sports’ Alex Marvez. Callahan just finished his sixth season with the Broncos, his first working with quarterbacks. He spent 2008-09 as a California high school assistant and the previous two years as a UCLA graduate assistant. 

Carolina Panthers: Former Buccaneers special teams coordinator Kevin O’Dea and former 49ers special teams coordinator Thomas McGaughey will interview for a special teams job with the Panthers, according to Fox Sports’ Alex Marvez. The Charlotte Observer reports assistant special teams coach Russ Purnell will not return. Bruce DeHaven will remain as special teams coordinator.

The Citadel: Inside linebackers coach Blake Harrell has been promoted to defensive coordinator. Harrell is entering his third season on the staff. A-backs coach J.P. Gunter will take over special teams coordinator duties. 

Texas: Eight assistants have left the Texas staff or been dismissed in two years under Charlie Strong. Here’s a look at the staff turnover. 

Auburn: Hewitt-Trussville High School (AL) offensive coordinator Austin Tucker has accepted a graduate assistant position at Auburn. Tucker spent two seasons at Hewitt-Trussville.

South Alabama: Per source, tight ends coach Richard Owens has been promoted to co-offensive coordinator / offensive line coach. Owens has spent one season at South Alabama after three at UAB.

Texas: Purdue defensive backs coach Taver Johnson is expected to join the Texas staff in the same role, according to 247Sports. Johnson has spent the past two years at Purdue. 

Arizona State: Texas wide receivers coach Jay Norvell will join the Arizona State staff, according to Rivals.com. Norvell spent one season at Texas and became offensive coordinator one game into the season. ESPN adds Norvell is expected to be the wide receivers coach.

Samford: Tulane special teams analyst Mike Krysl has joined the Samford staff as offensive tackles coach / special teams coordinator. Krysl had recently joined Tulane and spent 2015 as the director of player development at Georgia Southern. 

Houston: Hightower High School (TX) wide receivers coach Edward Jones II has joined the Houston staff as director of high school relations / player development. Jones spent three seasons at Hightower. 

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Thursday February 11, 2016

Indianapolis Colts: Chuck Pagano has finalized the overhaul of the Colts staff. Only 4 assistants return in the same role. Here is the full staff.

Tennessee: Tight ends coach Larry Scott will earn $365,000 annually on a two-year deal, according to the Knoxville News Sentinel.

Texas: Defensive backs coach Chris Vaughn will not return, according to OrangeBloods.com. Vaughn spent two seasons at UT and has also coached at Memphis, Ole Miss and Arkansas. Keep track of open FBS assistant jobs here.

Oregon: New quarterbacks coach David Yost will earn $350,000 annually on a two-year deal, according to The Oregonian. Yost earned $243,000 last year as Washington State’s inside receivers coach. Linebackers coach Don Pellum will continue to earn $410,000 annually, as he did as defensive coordinator last year.

Virginia Tech: Justin Fuente tells the Daily Press he’s unsure if he will hire a new defensive backs coach or move linebackers coach Galen Scott to the role and hire a linebackers coach instead. 

Indianapolis Colts: Defensive assistant Tim Berbenich has moved to assistant quarterbacks coach, and wide receivers coach Jim Hostler has moved to tight ends coach. Berbenich is entering his fourth season with the Colts, and Hostler his second. This finalizes the Colts staff. 

Weber State: Utah State graduate assistant Kelly Bills has joined the Weber State staff as wide receivers coach. Bills spent one season at USU after two years as the offensive coordinator at Willamette University (OR).

Southern Miss: Alcorn State defensive line coach Derek Nicholson will join the Southern Miss staff, according to The Clarion-Ledger. Nicholson spent one season at Alcorn State and previously coached outside linebackers and defensive ends at Louisville in 2014. Keep track of new FBS staffs here.

Baylor: Former Texas State offensive line coach Brad Bedell has joined the Baylor staff. Bedell spent the past two years at Texas State.

Davidson (NC): Former Louisiana-Monroe running backs coach Mario Price has joined the Davidson staff as running backs coach / special teams coordinator, according to Sports Illustrated’s Thayer Evans. Price worked at ULM from 2012-15.

Southern Miss: Per source, Northwest Mississippi CC head coach Jack Wright will join the Southern Miss staff. Wright spent two years at Northwest Mississippi, taking over a 1-8 team and winning the NJCAA national championship in 2015. 

Maine: Defensive line coach Corey Hetherman has been promoted to defensive coordinator. Hetherman is entering his second season on the staff and was previously the defensive coordinator at Pace University in 2014.

Louisiana-Monroe: Sam Houston State running backs coach / special teams coordinator Matt Powledge has joined the UL-Monroe staff as tight ends coach / special teams coordinator, according to Sports Illustrated’s Thayer Evans. Powledge has spent the past two years at SHSU. 

Philadelphia Eagles: Former director of pro personnel Rick Mueller and former college scouting director Anthony Patch have rejoined the Eagles as advisors this offseason, according to 975 The Fanatic. Mueller was with the Eagles from 2012-15, and Patch had been with the Eagles for 11 years. Both were let go after last year’s NFL Draft.  

South Florida: Co-offensive coordinator / offensive line coach Danny Hope has left the program due to a family matter. Hope spent one season on the staff. In addition, former Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Shaun King has joined the USF staff in an undetermined role, according to ESPN’s Brett McMurphy. King is from St. Petersberg and has most recently been a football analyst for Yahoo Sports. 

Alcorn State: Defensive backs coach Cedric Thomas will be promoted to defensive coordinator, according to the Clarion-Ledger. Thomas has spent one season on the Alcorn State staff.

Cleveland Browns: Browns director of football research / player personnel Ken Kovash has been promoted and will help run the scouting department, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Kovash has been with the Browns since 2013.

Southern Miss: Offensive line coach Luke Meadows will not be retained, according to the Hattiesburg American. Meadows spent two seasons on staff. 

Purdue: Athletic director Morgan Burke will retire in July 2017. Burke has been Purdue’s AD since 1993. The search committee to find a replacement will be led by Board of Trustees chairman Michael Berghoff and include Faculty Athletic Representative Christie Sahley, Indiana Fever head coach Stephanie White, Hall of Fame football player and Raiders assistant defensive backs coach Rod Woodson, former NFL player Matt Light, women’s soccer player Christa Szalach and senior associate athletics director and Nancy Cross.

Ball State: Wayne State (MI) linebackers coach Keith McKenzie has been named defensive line coach at Ball State. McKenzie spent eight seasons at Wayne State and is a former Ball State player. 

New York Giants: Former Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew has been named director of football operations / special projects with the Giants. Mayhew spent the past 15 seasons with the Lions, including seven seasons as GM.

Michigan: San Jose State wide receivers / assistant head coach / passing game coordinator Jimmie Dougherty has joined the Michigan staff in an offensive role, according to Sports Illustrated’s Thayer Evans. Dougherty has spent the past three years at SJSU, and he worked under Jim Harbaugh at the University of San Diego from 2004-06.

Arizona: Rich Rodriguez has completed his overhaul of the defensive staff. Here is the new staff.

Texas A&M: Cincinnati running backs coach Jim Turner has accepted the offensive line job at Texas A&M, according to multiple reports. Turner joined the Cincinnati staff in January. He coached the Miami Dolphins offensive line from 2013-14 after four seasons coaching the Texas A&M offensive line. 

Memphis: Arizona State graduate assistant Ken Dillingham has joined the Memphis staff, working with quarterbacks. Dillingham spent two years at ASU, the first in a quality control role.

Southern Miss: Former Kentucky offensive coordinator Shannon Dawson is expected to join the Southern Miss staff as offensive coordinator, according to USA Today’s Dan Wolken. Dawson spent one year at Kentucky after four seasons at West Virginia. 

Emory & Henry (VA): Jackson State offensive coordinator Timmy Chang has been offered the Emory & Henry offensive coordinator job and is expected to join the staff. Chang, the former Hawaii quarterback, has spent the past two years at Jackson State. In addition, North Park University assistant Eric Tilson has joined the E&H staff as defensive line coach. Tilson is a former E&H player.

Avila University (MO): Linebackers coach Marc Wilson has been promoted to defensive coordinator. Wilson has spent the past two years on staff. In addition, Hastings College graduate assistant Chance Alberswerth has joined the Avila staff as defensive line coach, and Wilmington College wide receivers coach Derrick Alexander has joined the staff in the same role. Alberswerth spent two years at Hastings, and Alexander spent one year at Wilmington.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Wednesday February 10, 2016

Fresno State: Tim DeRuyter has completed an overhaul of the Fresno State staff. Here is the new staff.

Utah State: Former Boise State defensive backs coach Julius Brown has joined the Utah State staff as cornerbacks coach. Brown worked at Boise from 2014-15, following Bryan Harsin from Arkansas State. Keep track of open FBS assistant jobs here.

Eastern Illinois: Per source, UT-Martin defensive line coach DeMarcus Covington has joined the Eastern Illinois staff as co-defensive coordinator / defensive line coach, and linebackers coach Mike Hodges will be promoted to defensive coordinator. Covington spent one season at UT-Martin, and Hodges has been at EIU for two years.

Tulane: Louisiana-Monroe defensive backs coach Chris Hampton will join the Tulane staff, according to Sports Illustrated’s Thayer Evans. Hampton spent the past four years at McNeese State and had followed Matt Viator to UL-Monroe. Keep track of new FBS staffs here.

Alabama: Derrick Ansley’s title at Alabama is defensive backs coach. 

Vanderbilt: San Diego State defensive line coach Osia Lewis will join the Vanderbilt staff, according to Sports Illustrated’s Thayer Evans. Lewis spent the past five years at SDSU. 

Louisville: Athletic director Tom Jurich tells the Orange County Register that he staying at Louisville and not going to USC.

Texas A&M: 247Sports reports three candidates for the Texas A&M offensive line job include McNeese State offensive line coach Eman Naghavi, former Titans offensive line coach Bob Bostad, and former Dolphins (and Texas A&M) offensive line coach Jim Turner. 

Oklahoma: Defensive line coach Diron Reynolds is leaving the staff, according to Football Brainiacs and multiple reports. Reynolds spent one season at OU after coming from Stanford. Sports Illustrated reports he's expected to rejoin the Stanford staff. 

Marshall: Per source, Youngstown State running backs coach Pepe Pearson has accepted the same position at Marshall. Pearson spent one season at Youngstown State after 10 at Ohio Dominican. 

Indiana: Texas A&M defensive tackles coach Mark Hagen has rejoined the IU staff as defensive line coach. A former Indiana player, Hagen spent three years at Texas A&M and coached at IU from 2011-12.

Arizona: Analyst Vincent Amey has been promoted to defensive line coach at Arizona. Amey spent one season as an analyst after three seasons as a strength and conditioning coach with the program. This fills the last opening on the staff. 

Cal: New offensive coordinator Jake Spavital's contract at Cal is a two-year deal, according to Fox Sports’ Bruce Feldman. 

Big Sky: Commissioner Doug Fullerton will retire, effective June 30. Fullerton is completing his 20th year leading the conference. 

Michigan: The Miami Herald reports Flanagan High School (FL) head coach Devin Bush Sr. is “on the verge” of joining the Michigan staff. Bush’s son and two other former players recently signed with the Wolverines. Bush Sr. has been at Fanagan since 2013.

Western Kentucky: Jeff Brohm says he plans to assign the offensive coordinator title to someone before the summer, but he will be heavily involved on that side of the ball. The remaining opening on staff will likely be an offensive line coach. 

San Francisco 49ers: Former Eagles assistant linebackers coach Brian Smith has joined the 49ers as a defensive assistant, according to Fox Sports’ Alex Marvez. Smith spent one season with the Eagles after eight with the Jets.

Louisiana-Monroe: Former UTEP defensive coordinator Scott Stoker will join the ULM staff, according to Sports Illustrated’s Thayer Evans. Stoker spent the past three years at UTEP and is a Louisiana native. 

San Francisco 49ers: Former Eagles analyst Keanon Lowe has joined the 49ers staff as an offensive analyst, per ESPN's Adam Caplan. Lowe spent one season with the Eagles and is a former Oregon player.

Georgia Tech: Capital University head coach Craig Candeto has officially joined the Georgia Tech staff as assistant director of football operations. Candeto spent three seasons as Capital’s head coach.

James Madison: Virginia State defensive line coach Jeff Hanson has rejoined the James Madison staff as defensive line coach. Hanson spent one season at Virginia State and previously coached JMU’s defensive line in 2013.

Tennessee: Jacksonville State special teams assistant Ryan West has joined the Tennessee staff as a special teams quality control coach. West spent one season at Jacksonville State and has also coached at East Tennessee State and Webb School of Knoxville.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Tuesday February 09, 2016

Kentucky: New wide receivers coach Lamar Thomas will earn $275,000 in 2016 and $300,000 in 2017, according to the Louisville Courier-Journal.

San Jose State: Ron Caragher has officially announced the additions of former Eastern Michigan head coach Ron English (defensive coordinator), New Mexico defensive line coach Barry Sacks (defensive line coach), Long Beach City College defensive coordinator Arnold Ale (linebackers coach) and Dixie State special teams coordinator Will Harris (defensive backs coach). 

UAB: Director of player personnel Randy Pippin has been promoted to running backs coach. Pippin joined the UAB staff in the summer and previously served as defensive coordinator at East Central University (OK). This completes Bill Clark’s full-time staff at UAB.

Utah State: Wide receivers coach / passing game coordinator Jovon Bouknight has been promoted to co-offensive coordinator. Bouknight has spent the past six years coaching the receivers. Luke Wells will remain as co-offensive coordinator, but move from tight ends coach to quarterbacks.

Indianapolis Colts: The Colts have officially announced the additions of Morgan State head coach Lee Hull (wide receivers coach), Arkansas running backs coach Jemal Singleton (RB coach), Citadel defensive coordinator Maurice Drayton (assistant special teams coach), former Buccaneers wide receivers coach Andrew Hayes-Stoker (assistant to the head coach) and former Eagles assistant strength coach Quadrian Banks (conditioning / performance analyst). In addition, offensive line coach Joe Philbin has added the title of assistant head coach.

UC Davis: IUP defensive line coach Bryant Haines has joined the UC Davis staff as linebackers coach. Haines spent two years at IUP.

Morgan State: Offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Fred Farrier has officially been named interim head coach. Former head coach Lee Hull left for an assistant job with the Indianapolis Colts. Sports Illustrated reports Farrier is expected to get the full-time job.

Miami Dolphins: Wisconsin defensive backs coach Daronte Jones will join the Dolphins as assistant defensive backs coach, according to ESPN’s Adam Caplan. Jones spent one season at Wisconsin after three at Hawaii. This is his first NFL job, but he coached in the CFL in 2011. Keep track of open FBS assistant jobs here.

San Diego Chargers: Northwestern graduate assistant Tommy Rees has joined the Chargers staff as an offensive assistant, and former South Dakota defensive line coach / special teams coordinator Marquice Williams has joined the staff as a special teams assistant. The former Notre Dame quarterback Rees spent one year at Northwestern, and Williams worked at South Dakota from 2012-15.

Michigan: New linebackers / special teams coach Chris Partridge will earn $350,000 annually on a two-year deal, according to the Detroit Free Press. Partridge spent last season as U-M’s director of player personnel in recruiting. 

New York Jets: Former Cardinals offensive assistant David Diaz-Infante has joined the Jets staff as assistant offensive line coach, and Bills operations assistant Tim Atkins has joined the Jets staff as defensive quality control coach. Diaz-Infante last coached with the Cardinals in 2014, and Atkins had been with the Bills since 2011. In addition, previous defensive quality control coach John Scott Jr. has been promoted to assistant defensive line coach. Scott has been with the Jets for one season.

Purdue: Central Michigan graduate assistant Sean Robinson and former Colts player Justin Sinz have joined the Purdue staff as graduate assistants. Both are former recent Purdue players.

Louisiana-Lafayette: Offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Jorge Munoz has received a $40,000 pay raise to $160,000 after his promotion, according to The Advertiser. In addition, new wide receivers coach John Simon will earn $110,000, which is $40,000 more than he earned last year at Southern Miss. 

Western Kentucky: Former Houston head coach Tony Levine has officially been named tight ends coach / special teams coordinator at WKU. Levine was Houston’s head coach from 2012-14. There remains one opening on the WKU staff.

Stanford: Defensive line coach Randy Hart has announced his retirement. Hart spent the past six years at Stanford and 46 as a college football coach. Read more here. 

Virginia Tech: Justin Fuente says the search for a new defensive backs coach is on hold while the current staff has the week off for vacation. He plans to make a decision in a couple weeks. 

South Carolina: Steve Spurrier’s new title at South Carolina is special assistant to the president and athletic director, and The State reports he will earn $100,000 annually.

Winston-Salem State: South Brunswick High School (NC) quarterbacks coach Ryan McManus will join the Winston-Salem State staff as quarterbacks coach, according to Sports Illustrated’s Thayer Evans. McManus is a former Wake Forest quarterback and served as a graduate assistant at Wake from 2012-14.

Army: Former Ball State defensive backs coach Daryl Dixon has joined the Army staff as outside linebackers coach, according to the Times Herald-Record. Dixon coached at Ball State from 2009-15. 

Sacred Heart (CT): Memphis offensive graduate assistant Tony Tokarz has joined the Sacred Heart staff as wide receivers coach. Tokarz spent two seasons at Memphis. 

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.