Posted by: Chris Vannini on Friday July 31, 2015
Texas A&M: Former Arizona student assistant BJ Denker has joined the Texas A&M staff as an offensive graduate assistant. Denker played quarterback at Arizona from 2012-13.
Michigan: Asked by SiriusXM College Sports Nation if he’s a lifer at Michigan, Jim Harbaugh says, “God willing and the creek don’t rise, that’s the way it’s going to be.”
Florida: Valdosta State defensive backs coach Ryan McNamara will join the Florida staff as a quality control assistant, according to the Valdosta Daily Times. McNamara spent one year as a full-time coach at Valdosta after four years on the Mississippi State staff.
Eastern University (PA): Assistant athletic director for advancement / men’s basketball head coach Nate Stewart has been named athletic director at Eastern. Stewart has been at Eastern for the past four years.
Buffalo Bills: Former Chicago Bears offensive line coach Pat Meyer has joined the Bills staff as a football operations consultant. Meyer spent the past two years with the Bears working under Aaron Kromer, who remains on paid leave from the Bills after an arrest.
Houston: The Houston Chronicle has obtained the salary information for the Houston staff. The salaries are as follows: defensive coordinator / linebackers coach Todd Orlando ($501,000), offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Major Applewhite ($301,000), co-defensive coordinator / safeties / associate head coach Craig Naivar ($301,000), offensive line coach Derek Warehime ($205,000), defensive line / assistant head coach Oscar Giles ($201,000), cornerbacks coach / special teams coordinator Jason Washington ($176,000), tight ends coach Corby Meekins ($161,000), running backs coach Kenith Pope ($151,000) and wide receivers coach Drew Mehringer ($116,000). Orlando and Applewhite have two-year contracts, while the rest are one-year deals.
Maryland: Towson director of media relations Dustin Semonavick has been named assistant athletic director for media relations at Maryland. Semonavick spent the past four years at Towson.