Posted by: Chris Vannini on Thursday February 23, 2017

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Colorado: Mike MacIntyre says he should have his ninth assistant spot filled “pretty soon,” and it will be a linebackers job. The role is currently filled by graduate assistants as spring practice began this week.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Wednesday February 22, 2017

San Francisco 49ers: Assistant general manager Tom Gamble has left the organization. Gamble spent 10 years with the 49ers, most recently rejoining the team in 2015. Keep track of open FBS assistant jobs here.

North Carolina: Former Purdue running backs coach DeAndre Smith will join the UNC staff in the same role, according to Inside Carolina. Smith spent one year at Purdue and previously coached at Syracuse, New Mexico, Illinois and UNLV. He played at Missouri State with UNC offensive coordinator Chris Kapilovic.

New Mexico State: A source tells CoachingSearch that Washington State quality control assistant Chase Holbrook will join the New Mexico State staff as tight ends coach. Holbrook spent one year at Washington Sate and previously worked at Tarleton State (TX). He played quarterback at NMSU from 2005-08. 

East Carolina: Gerad Parker will not join the ECU staff, following an OVI on Tuesday morning, according to ESPN’s Brett McMurphy. Parker was Purdue’s wide receivers / interim head coach last season. He had joined Cincinnati as running backs coach, but resigned to take the ECU job. His contract had not been signed when he was arrested.

Ole Miss: The school has self-imposed a bowl ban for 2017, as part of the ongoing NCAA investigation. It will also forfeit around $7.8 million in SEC postseason revenue. Among the charges include lack of institutional control, and violation of head coach responsibility legislation, both of which the school is appealing. The details and the transcript of Ole Miss' reaction are here.

Auburn: Opelika High School (AL) head coach Brian Blackmon will join the Auburn staff as an analyst, according to 247Sports. Blackmon has been at Opelika for 21 years and has been the head coach since 2009.

West Florida: Per source, West Florida has added former Abilene Christian defensive coordinator Darian Dulin (defensive coordinator / DB coach), former FIU graduate assistant Blair Peterson (tight ends coach) and former Georgia Prep Sports Academy quarterbacks coach Riley Swanson (running backs coach).

Western Michigan: Per source, West Florida running backs graduate assistant Billy Vandemerkt has accepted a quality control job at Western Michigan. Vandemerkt spent two years at UWF, working alongside new Western Michigan defensive backs coach Cory Sanders.

Nebraska: Wide receivers coach Keith Williams has been sentenced to 30 days in jail for his summer DUI, according to the Lincoln Journal-Star. Williams can serve the 30 days on house arrest. He was suspended for the first four game of the 2016 season.

Humboldt State: Offensive coordinator Aaron Price is the new head coach at El Paso Hanks High School. Price, the son of Mike Price, spent one year at Humboldt and previously worked at Tulane and UTEP.

Michigan: Kevin Lempa’s title at Michigan is senior defensive analyst. Lempa spent last season as Hawaii defensive coordinator.

UTSA: Former Alabama defensive line coach Bo Davis has joined the UTSA staff as defensive line coach. Davis worked at Alabama from 2014-15, but resigned a year ago after an NCAA violation. He spent last summer interning with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Washington: Matt Lubick has joined the Washington staff as co-offensive coordinator / wide receivers coach. 

Baylor: Co-offensive coordinator / wide receivers coach Matt Lubick has left the staff to take another position. His next stop will be Lubick’s third move of the offseason. He was let go as Oregon offensive coordinator with the changes there, then joined Ole Miss as wide receivers coach, then joined Baylor. Quarterbacks coach Glenn Thomas will be promoted to co-offensive coordinator. 

UL-Monroe: Per source, McNeese State offensive line coach Eman Naghavi will join ULM as offensive line coach. Naghavi spent the last two years on the McNeese staff, as well as 2011-12. He played and coached at McNeese under current ULM head coach Matt Viator.

Air Force: Former Minnesota offensive line coach Bart Miller (tight ends) and Toronto Argonauts wide receivers coach Taylor Stubblefield (wide receivers) have joined the Air Force staff. In addition, tight ends coach Steed Lobotzke has moved to offensive line. Miller spent the last two years at Minnesota. Stubblefield spent one year with the Argos, and this is his seventh job in the last eight years. 

South Alabama: A source tells CoachingSearch that head strength coach Justin Schwind has moved to director of football operations. Schwind has been at USA since 2009. He fills the spot opened by Colin Hitschler, who was promoted to a full-time coaching job.

Charlotte: Former Oklahoma State offensive line coach Greg Adkins has joined the Charlotte staff as offensive line coach. Adkins spent the last two years at OK State. With the move, previous offensive line coach Johnson Richardson will move to tight ends coach. 

Appalachian State: Defensive backs coach Scot Sloan has been promoted to co-defensive coordinator. Sloan is entering his eight season on staff. 

Alabama: Assistant strength coach Denzel Devall will be promoted to director of player development, according to the Bastrop Daily Enterprise. Devall joined Alabama last spring as a player development assistant and moved to assistant strength coach in the spring. 

Chicago Bears: A source tells CoachingSearch that Chattanooga defensive coordinator Brandon Staley has joined the Bears as outside linebackers coach. Staley spent the last two seasons as John Carroll University defensive coordinator and had moved to Chattanooga earlier this offseason.

Baltimore Ravens: Former Georgia State defensive coordinator Jesse Minter has accepted an off-field job with the Ravens, according to Fox Sports’ Bruce Feldman. Minter spent the last four years at Georgia State. 

Kentucky: Per the Louisville Courier-Journal, offensive coordinator Eddie Gran has a new 3-year deal that pays him $825,000 in 2017, with $25,000 raises the next two years. He would owe UK $150,000 if he leaves for another job. In addition, recently-promoted defensive coordinator Matt House will earn $650,000 annually on a 3-year deal, new outside linebackers coach / special teams coordinator Dean Hood will earn $350,000 on a 2-year deal, and new defensive line coach Derrick LeBlanc will earn $300,000 on a 2-year deal.

Charleston (WV): Ohio defensive graduate assistant Zack Johnson has joined the University of Charleston staff. 

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Chicago Bears: Tennessee wide receivers coach / passing game coordinator Zach Azzanni has accepted the wide receivers job with the Bears, according to Volquest and the Chicago Tribune. Azzanni spent four years at Tennessee and previously coached at Wisconsin, Western Kentucky and Florida.

USC: Indiana running backs coach / special teams returns coordinator Deland McCullough has accepted the running backs / run game coordinator job at USC. McCullough spent six years at Indiana, producing NFL Draft picks in each of the last two years in Tevin Coleman and Jordan Howard. The Hoosiers broke 19 school rushing records during McCullough’s tenure. 

Chicago Bears: Former 49ers special teams coordinator Derious Swinton II will rejoin the Bears as assistant special teams coach, according to The Sporting News’ Alex Marvez. Swinton spent one year with the 49ers and previously was the Bears’ assistant special teams coach.

Temple: A source tells CoachingSearch that former Georgia State outside linebackers coach Larry Knight will join Temple as assistant director of player personnel. Knight spent two years at Georgia State after two years as a quality control assistant at Tennessee.

Texas A&M: Southern Miss director of recruiting Mike Jones will join the Texas A&M staff, according to the Hattiesburg American. Jones spent two years at USM.

Indiana State: Per source, Indiana State’s staff is complete. Several have previously been reported, and the full staff is: Jeff Hecklinski (OC), Brad Wilson (DC), Jayden Everett (RB), Roy Roundtree (WR), Tyler Funk (TE), Darrell Funk (OL), Mark Smith (DL / asst HC), Grant Olson (LB), Deon Broomfield (CB), Craig Smith (DFO).

Rutgers: Defensive backs coach Bill Busch has been promoted to co-defensive coordinator. Busch is entering his second year on the staff.

Defiance College (OH): Ball State offensive graduate assistant Doug Ehinger has joined the Defiance staff as offensive line coach. Ehinger spent the last two years at Ball State and previously worked at Albion (MI).

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Tuesday February 21, 2017

East Carolina: Cincinnati running backs coach Gerad Parker resigned last week and was set to join East Carolina as wide receivers coach, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer. Parker was arrested Tuesday morning in West Lafayette on an OWI. His status at ECU has not been commented on publicly. ESPN's Brett McMurphy reports Parker has not officially been hired. 

Vanderbilt: Outside linebackers coach Osia Lewis has been diagnosed with liver cancer and will move into an off-field road as chief consultant to the head coach / senior defensive assistant. Lewis joined Vandy last year and has been a friend of Derek Mason for decades. He has begun chemotherapy treatment, and we wish Lewis our best in his fight. 

Purdue: Washington State graduate assistant Dan Rowe has joined Purdue as a quality control assistant. Rowe spent one year at WSU and previously worked under Brohm at Western Kentucky.

Marshall: Former Virginia Tech defensive ends / outside linebackers coach Cornell Brown will join the Marshall staff, according to the Charleston Gazette-Mail. Brown worked at Virginia Tech from 2011-15. Keep track of open FBS assistant jobs here.

Indiana State: A source tells CoachingSearch that former Purdue offensive line coach Darrell Funk and former CSU-Pueblo quarterbacks coach Jeff Hecklinski have joined the Indiana State staff. Funk spent one year at Purdue, and Hecklinski spent 2015 at CSU-Pueblo. Both previously worked with new ISU head coach Curt Mallory at Michigan from 2011-14.

Michigan: Navy director of player personnel Sean Magee has joined the U-M staff as director of player personnel. Magee spent five years in that role at Navy and previously held several other military roles.  

NC State: Tennessee recruiting assistant Merci Falaise has joined the NC State staff as assistant director of player personnel / recruit communications. Falaise spent three years at Tennessee.

Arkansas: Bret Bielema has offered the job for a 10th assistant coach, but didn’t say who it is, and added that it’ll only happen if the 10th assistant is immediate upon on the April vote, not if it’s delayed to 2018. Bielema also shared his deep hiring philosophy.

San Francisco 49ers: The 49ers have added former Saints special teams assistant Kwan (special teams assistant), former NFL player DeMeco Ryans (defensive quality control) and former San Jose State offensive line coach Adam Stenavich (assistant OL coach). In addition, 49ers assistant DL coach Vince Oghobaase and strength assistant Stan Kwan have been retained in the same roles and enter their second years on staff.

USC: 247Sports’ Steve Wiltfong reports Indiana running backs coach Deland McCullough has interviewed for a similar position at USC. 

New Orleans Saints: Per source, Penn State quarterbacks graduate assistant Joe Brady will join the Saints staff as an offensive assistant. Brady spent two years at Penn State and previously played and coached at College of William and Mary. 

Florida: Former Florida defensive lineman Ian Scott has joined the staff as a graduate assistant. Scott played at UF from 2000-02 and played in the NFL from 2003-09.

West Virginia State: Marshall analyst George Shehl has been named defensive coordinator at West Virginia State. Shehl spent one year at Marshall and was previously the head coach at West Virginia Wesleyan from 2013-15.

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Detroit Lions: Former Texans offensive coordinator George Godsey has joined the Lions staff as defensive assistant - special projects. Godsey spent three years with the Texans and previously spent three years with the Patriots.

Oklahoma: Per source, Lehigh special teams coordinator / offensive assistant Ryan Dougherty has accepted a special teams quality control position at Oklahoma. Dougherty spent two years at Lehigh and previously worked at East Carolina.

Western Carolina: Safeties coach Blake Gideon has been promoted to defensive backs coach, and new defensive coordinator John Wiley will coach inside linebackers. 

East Carolina: Western Carolina running backs coach Jason Nichols will join the ECU staff as running backs coach, according to ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg. Nichols played at ECU in the 1990s and finished as the school’s all-time leader in catches. He spent one year at WCU and has also coached at UL-Monroe, Toledo, Kent State and more. 

Houston: Kansas graduate assistant J.B. Brown has joined the UH staff as a defensive graduate assistant, and Houston quality control intern Robert Luce has been promoted to defensive GA. Brown spent two years at Kansas, and Luce is entering his second year on staff.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Monday February 20, 2017

Ole Miss: Coordinator of recruiting development Ben Aigamaua has been promoted to assistant athletic director of community relations, and recruiting operations assistant Brennon Chapman has been promoted to player personnel analyst. Both have been at Ole Miss since 2012.

Open jobs: Here is a conference and position breakdown of the remaining open FBS assistant jobs.

Michigan: Former Vikings quarterbacks coach Scott Turner will join the Michigan staff as an offensive analyst, according to The MMQB’s Albert Breer. Turner spent the last three years with the Vikings. He last worked in college as Pitt’s wide receivers coach in 2010.

Houston: Major Applewhite’s contract will pay him $1.5 million annually on a 5-year deal, plus an annual $250,000 retention bonus each year, according to the Houston Chronicle. Bonuses include $100,000 for a 9-win season and an additional payment for each additional win, plus $100,000 for a conference title and a New Year’s Six bowl. Applewhite’s buyout if he leaves begins at $6 million and drops by $1.5 million each year, but it also includes any buyout money owed to assistants not retained on the next staff. UH’s buyout if it dismisses Applewhite is the total base salary left on the contract ($650,000 per season). In addition, new defensive coordinator Mark D’Onofrio will earn $400,000 annually on a 3-year deal, not including bonuses. 

Alabama: Brian Daboll’s title at Alabama is offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach, and Joe Pannuzio’s title is tight ends coach / special teams coordinator. In addition, Mike Locksley's title is co-offensive coordinator / wide receivers coach. Here is the completed new Alabama staff.

Morehead State: Per source, tight ends / slot receivers coach / director of operations Milo Austin has added the title of co-special teams coordinator. Austin is entering his third year on staff. 

San Francisco 49ers: Broncos assistant offensive line coach John Benton will join the 49ers as offensive line coach, according to The Sporting News’ Alex Marvez. Benton spent last year with the Jaguars and joined the Broncos earlier this offseason. He has previous worked with Kyle Shanahan with the Houston Texans.

Louisville: Memphis offensive line graduate assistant Nick Gilbert has joined the Louisville staff. Gilbert spent one year at Memphis.

Charlotte: Wide receivers coach Joe Tereshinski has resigned to pursue opportunities outside of football. Tereshinski spent four years with the program. Outside linebackers coach Ulrick Edmonds will take over recruiting coordinator duties. There are now two openings on staff. Keep track of open FBS assistant jobs here.

Hawaii: Per source, Cal Poly defensive backs coach Jacob Yoro has joined the Hawaii staff as safeties coach. Yoro spent two years at Cal Poly and was previously the defensive coordinator at Pacific. 

Virginia Tech: Along with a base salary raise to $635,000 annually, Virginia Tech athletic Whit Babcock’s annual retention bonus also increased by 64 percent and he will receive $100,000 in yearly deferred incoming, taking him to at least $996,750 total in 2017, according to the Daily Press. The contract goes through June 2024.

Boston College: Athletic director Brad Bates will step down and join Collegiate Sports Associates in a vice president role at the end of the school year. Bates was in his fifth year at BC, which USA Today reported was the final year of his contract. Sports Illustrated reports VCU AD Ed McLaughlin and Army AD Boo Corrigan are early names to watch for the job.

Memphis: Auburn graduate assistant Austin Tucker has joined the Memphis staff as an offensive graduate assistant. Tucker spent one year at Auburn and was previously the offensive coordinator at Hewitt Trussville High School (AL).

Gardner-Webb: North Greenville (SC) defensive backs coach Bennett Houston has joined the Gardner-Webb staff as director of football operations / assistant coach. Houston spent six years at North Greenville.

Ole Miss: Auburn defensive graduate assistant Ishmael Aristide has joined the Ole Miss staff. Aristide spent one year at Auburn and previously played at Purdue.

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Georgia: Itawmba CC (MS) offensive line coach Will Peagler has joined the Georgia staff as an offensive line graduate assistant. Peagler spent one year at Itawamba and was previously a quality control assistant at Minnesota.

Denver Broncos: Northern Colorado defensive backs coach Charles Gordon has joined the Broncos staff as defensive quality control assistant. Gordon spent four years at Northern Colorado.

UMass: Former Western Michigan defensive coordinator Ed Pinkham has joined the UMass staff as defensive coordinator, according to his Twitter account. Pinkham spent four years at WMU and previously coached at Elon, Rutgers, Colgate and Holy Cross. 

Southwest CC (MS): East Central CC (MS) linebackers coach Derek Welch has joined the Southwest staff as defensive backs coach. Welch spent two years at East Central.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Saturday February 18, 2017

North Texas: Former East Carolina defensive line coach Marc Yellock will join the North Texas staff in the same role, according to the Denton Record-Chronicle. Yellock worked at ECU from 2010-15.

Tennessee: Asked about the Tennessee AD opening, Chattanooga athletic director David Blackburn said on WNML, “If asked to be a part of this process officially, in terms of an interview I would love to. It would mean the world to me to be able to lead the institution that led me, by all the people that allowed me the opportunity to do what I do.” Blackburn is considered a strong candidate for the job, with former football coach Phil Fulmer.

South Florida: Here is Charlie Strong’s completed USF staff.

Atlanta Falcons: Defensive pass game coordinator Jerome Henderson has signed a new contract with the Falcons and will return, according to The Sporting News’ Alex Marvez. Henderson had interviewed for the 49ers defensive coordinator job. He is entering his second year on the Falcons staff.

Open jobs: Keep track of open FBS assistant jobs here.