Posted by: Chris Vannini on Thursday May 28, 2015
Purdue: Arizona operations coordinator Andrew Warsaw has been named director of football operations at Purdue. Warsaw spent the past three years at Arizona and has also worked at Fordham, Penn, Villanova and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.
Northern Arizona: Oregon defensive graduate assistant Cha’pelle Brown has been named defensive backs coach at Northern Arizona. Brown spent two years with Oregon after two years as a defensive backs graduate assistant at Colorado.
Urbana University: (OH): Per source, Indiana University of Pennsylvania offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Tyler Haines has agreed to become the next head coach at Urbana. Haines has spent the past two years at IUP after five years as an assistant at Adrian College (MI). Haines will replace Dave Taynor, who became the head coach at Lock Haven University (PA) in April.
American Athletic Conference: The league’s first-ever football conference championship game will be held on Dec. 5 at noon, the conference has announced. The game will be played at the home site of the division winner with the best conference record. The East division will include Cincinnati, East Carolina, Temple, UCF, UConn and USF, and the West division will include Houston, Memphis, Navy, SMU, Tulane and Tulsa.
New Orleans Saints: Assistant director of college scouting Brian Adams and combine scout Ryan Hollern have been dismissed, according to Fox Sports’ Alex Marvez. Both had been with the Saints since 2008.
Chicago Bulls: The Bulls were very blunt about their decision to fire a winning coach.
Chicago Bears: Per source, Northwestern assistant director of player personnel Scott Hamel has accepted a position in the Chicago Bears’ personnel department. Hamel has been at Northwestern since 2011, serving as an offensive quality control coach for two years, an offensive graduate assistant for two years and as assistant director of player personnel since February.
Florida State: The Tallahassee Democrat has received amended contract information for FSU assistant coaches, all of whom are signed through Jan. 31, 2018. The eight returning assistants all received raises, and FSU’s salary pool increased by $1.2 million up to $4.6 million. The new salaries are as follows: Defensive coordinator / defensive backs coach Charles Kelly ($583,000), offensive line / assistant head coach Rick Trickett ($583,000), co-offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Randy Sanders ($583,000), co-offensive coordinator / wide receivers coach Lawrence Dawsey ($463,000), defensive tackles / associate head coach Odell Haggins ($463,000), tight ends coach / recruiting coordinator Tim Brewster ($433,000), running backs coach / special teams coordinator Jay Graham ($403,000), linebackers coach Bill Miller ($338,000) and new defensive ends / outside linebackers coach Brad Lawing ($415,000). If any assistant leaves for another job, their buyout will be $75,000 after the 2016 season and $50,000 after 2017.
Shorter University (GA): Campbell University (NC) associate athletic director for operations Kim Graham has been named athletic director at Shorter. Graham had been at Campbell since 2008 and served as athletic director at Liberty University from 1997-2005.
Mississippi State: Running backs coach Greg Knox is visiting New Orleans Saints OTA practice today.
Philadelphia Eagles: Miami Dolphins assistant director of pro personnel Chris Shea has joined the Eagles as director of scouting administration / strategic management, according to CSN Philly. Shea had been with the Dolphins since 2008 in various roles. He has also worked with the NFL, as a clerk at a law firm, as a scout with the Cowboys and as an assistant at Boston College and Harvard.
Michigan: Jim Harbaugh shares Bo Schembechler’s three keys to being a successful coach and other advice.