Posted by: Chris Vannini on Friday January 23, 2015
Syracuse: Air Force tight ends coach Jake Moreland will join the Syracuse staff in the same role, and tight ends coach Bobby Acosta will move to wide receivers coach, according to Syracuse.com. This fills the lone opening on the staff. Keep track of open FBS assistant jobs here.
Cal: Graduate assistant Jacob Peeler has been promoted to inside receivers coach. In addition, offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Tony Franklin has added running backs duties, and running backs coach / run game coordinator Pierre Ingram moves to wide receivers coach / pass game coordinator. Linebackers coach Garret Chachere adds the title of associate head coach, and special teams coordinator Mark Tommerdahl adds the title of assistant head coach. This fills the last opening on Sonny Dykes’ staff.
Chicago Bears: Former Browns quarterbacks coach Dowell Loggains and former Falcons linebackers coach Glenn Pires have joined the Bears in the same roles.
Colorado State-Pueblo: Former McKendree University running backs coach / special teams coordinator Samuel Sewell has joined the CSU-Pueblo staff as running backs coach, according to his Twitter account.
Houston: Tom Herman has officially named Ohio State football operations coordinator Fernando Lovo as Houston director of operations, as CoachingSearch first reported. In addition, Ohio State graduate assistant Adrian Mayes has been named director of recruiting, associate director of football operations Marcus McGraw has moved to director of player personnel, and director of operations Tory Teykl has moved to director of internal operations.
Utah State: Offensive line coach Mark Weber has added the title of associate head coach.
Florida International: Former Pitt defensive coordinator Matt House has been named to the same position at FIU.
Virginia: Running backs coach Chris Beatty and offensive line coach Dave Borbely will each earn $220,000 in base salary and $30,000 in supplemental compensation, according to the Daily Press.
LSU: Defensive line coach Ed Orgeron’s contract is a two-year deal worth $450,000 annually, according to the Baton Rouge Advocate. His deal also includes a clause that, if Les Miles were no longer the head coach, Orgeron would be paid for just the next six months. In addition, running backs coach / recruiting coordinator / associate head coach Frank Wilson will receive a pay increase to $660,000 as part of a three-year extension through 2017, and tight ends coach Steve Ensminger ($300,000), defensive backs coach Corey Raymond ($310,000) and wide recievers coach Adam Henry ($375,000) also have deals through 2017.
New York Jets: The Jets have announced the hiring of several assistants, including Dolphins defensive line coach Kacy Rodgers as defensive coordinator and Raiders special teams coordinator Bobby April Jr. to the same position. Other assistants include Karl Dorrell (wide receivers), Robby Brown (offensive quality control), Mike Caldwell (inside linebackers / assistant head coach), Mark Collins (outside linebackers), Joe Danna (defensive backs / safeties), Justus Galac (head strength and conditioning coach), Kavan Latham (assistant strength and conditioning coach) and Aaron McLaurin (assistant strength and conditioning coach).
Oakland Raiders: Sal Sunseri’s title with the Raiders is linebackers coach.
Michigan: Jim Harbaugh’s contract has a base salary of $500,000 with $4.5 million in additional compensation for seven years, according to MLive.com, with a 10 percent raise after the third and fifth years. In addition, Harbaugh must give U-M 48 hours notice before discussing other jobs, and if he terminates the contract, he owes U-M a portion of his $2 million signing bonus. Within 30 days of the final game of the 2015 season, the school will consider a deferred compensation bump. The assistant salary pool is between $4-5 million, not including strength and conditioning coaches.
Morehead State: East Carter HS (KY) head coach Zack Moore has joined the Morehead State staff as linebackers coach. Moore is a former Morehead player and assistant.
Utah State: Josh Heupel’s title at Utah State is offensive coordinator / quarterbacks / assistant head coach. Here's what Heupel brings to Utah State.
Phoenix College: The junior college has announced the hiring of former Washington assistant Dan Cozzetto as head coach. Cozzetto was most recently the run game coordinator for the FXFL's Boston Brawlers last summer.
Garden City Community College: Former Southwestern College assistant Logan Wyrick has joined the Garden City staff as tight ends coach.
Texas State: Per source, Texas State has made some support staff adjustments. Offensive graduate assistant Carter English moves to recruiting coordinator, recruiting coordinator Reuben Vaughn moves to player development coordinator, and Pittsburg State graduate assistant Luke Miller has joined as a graduate assistant.
Tulsa: Stephenville HS (TX) head coach Joe Gillespie will join the Tulsa staff, according to Matt Stepp of Rivals.com. Update: Tulsa has announced Gillespie as linebackers coach. Keep track of new FBS staffs here.
Houston Texans: National scout Jon Carr has been promoted to director of college scouting.
Indianapolis Colts: Special assistant to the head coach Rob Chudzinski’s contract expires on Monday, and he is expected to interview for the Rams and 49ers offensive coordinator jobs, according to Fox Sports’ Alex Marvez. The Colts have blocked interview requests while he’s under contract.
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