Posted by: Chris Vannini on Sunday October 23, 2016

Fresno State: Head coach Tim DeRuyter has been dismissed as head coach, and Eric Kiesau will serve as interim head coach. Read more here.

Week 8: Here are this week’s Assistant Coaches of the Week.

Troy: Neal Brown will receive a $50,000 bonus for reaching bowl-eligibility, according to USA Today.

The Inside Zone: 23 takeaways from Week 8

San Diego State: Rocky Long will receive a $50,000 bonus for reaching bowl-eligibility, according to USA Today.

Texas: Athletic director Mike Perrin declined comment after Texas’ 24-21 loss at Kansas State. 

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Friday October 21, 2016

Week 8: Here are this weekend’s Picks & Superlatives.

Notre Dame: Athletic director Jack Swarbrick tells ESPN, “Brian (Kelly) will lead this team out of the tunnel opening day next year. … I can tell you I continue to have complete confidence in Brian. I think you really see what you’ve got in a coach with how they manage times like this, and I think he has done a great job of it.”

Troy: Neal Brown will receive a $50,000 bonus for becoming bowl-eligible with Thursday’s win over South Alabama, according to USA Today.

Washington State: Mike Leach has been fined $10,000 by the Pac-12 for his comments about Arizona State and stealing signals. 

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Thursday October 20, 2016

Purdue: Asked about the Purdue job, Illinois State head coach (and former Purdue player/assistant) Brock Spack tells The Pantagraph: “I don’t see it happening. I’ve kind of moved on from that a long time ago. … I just don’t see Purdue going after an FCS head coach right now. It’s difficult for me. It’s the same record that keeps playing over and over again. I don’t think it’s healthy for me to go through all that stuff so I don’t really think about it." Keep track of Purdue updates here.

Cleveland Browns: Art Briles’ stint as a guest coach with the Browns is over, per the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Briles joined the Browns last week to offer offensive insight, and Hue Jackson said he didn’t know how long Briles would be around. Briles spent a few days in meetings and practices. 

San Francisco 49ers: CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora writes, “Several coaches I spoke to expect (Chip Kelly) to hit the eject seat button after this season and return to college before his stock continues to drop, given the horrible roster he has in San Francisco.” Update: Kelly said Thursday, "I'm not going anywhere."

Alcorn State: The program will vacate its 13 wins from 2012-13 after the school failed to monitor its certification process. The penalties affect 11 sports at the school.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes. 

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Wednesday October 19, 2016

Purdue: Board of trustees chairman Mike Berghoff tells the Journal & Courier: “The way we’ve put it to (athletic director Mike Bobinski) during the time we recruited and have reminded him along the way … is that his job is to tell us what’s required to win at championship levels, department-wide, and make the case for it, and we will fund. Don’t let funding stand in the way of that happening.” Keep track of Purdue updates here.

Oakland Raiders: Owner Mark Davis has told league owners he plans to file for relocation to Las Vegas in January, according to ESPN’s Jim Trotter.

Pitt: Assistant athletic director Chris LaSala has been promoted to associate athletic director for football administration. LaSala is in his 20th year at Pitt.

Purdue: Offensive graduate assistant John Nussman will move to an on-field role and work with special teams and other roles, according to the Lafayette Journal & Courier. Nussman is in his third year on staff. 

New York Jets: Following a 1-5 start, owner Woody Johnson tells NFL Network, “I'm very confident with Todd Bowles and (general manager) Mike (Maccagnan). I think we've got an excellent team (of leaders). I really respect Todd, I know he's doing what he's going to do. It's football. He's a good coach. I have long-term confidence in him and in Mike and in their teams.”

Indianapolis Colts: Owner Jim Irsay says he has full confidence in head coach Chuck Pagano and GM Ryan Grigson after the Colts’ 2-4 start.

Delaware: Offensive quality control assistant Mike Bimonte will take over quarterback coaching duties following head coach Dave Brock's dismissal, according to DelawareOnline. Bimonte is in his first year on staff. In addition, interim head coach Dennis Dottin-Carter will continue as co-defensive coordinator / defensive line coach, and defensive quality control assistant Joshua Lott will take on more responsibilities. 

Houston: Athletic director Hunter Yurachek tells the Houston Chronicle there have been “very general conversations” with university officials about a new contract extension for Tom Herman. The school gave Herman a raise to $3 million annually last offseason.

Purdue: Regarding a CBS Sports report that he would be interested in the Purdue job, Air Force head coach Troy Calhoun told reporters, “Nope. And I’ve not commented on it.” 

Western Michigan: Asked about job rumors, P.J. Fleck said, "I can't control rumors, speculation and I'll never comment on rumors and speculation, just like I didn't in year one. I'm not interested in that. I'm interested in coaching this football team and being the best coach I can be today."

Alvernia (PA): The school will create a football program and begin play in 2018, as part of the Division III Middle Atlantic Conference.

Delaware: DelawareOnline lists some potential candidates for the UD head coaching job could include former Illinois head coach Bill Cubit, Western Michigan offensive coordinator Kirk Ciarrocca, Kansas City Chiefs co-offensive coordinator Matt Nagy and more.

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Tuesday October 18, 2016

Purdue: Illinois State head coach Brock Spack was asked about the Purdue job and told reporters, “I'm not paying attention to that stuff. I hope they find a good coach. I don't think it will be me,” per WEEK-TV. Spack is a former Purdue player and assistant. Keep track of Purdue updates here.

Lake Erie College (OH): Head coach Mark McNellie has resigned, according to The News-Herald. McNellie had been at LEC since 2006 and was the program’s only head coach. Since 2010, LEC is 21-52, including 0-7 this year. Offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Jerry Hazzard will serve as interim head coach.

Virginia: Executive associate athletic director Jon Oliver will serve as acting AD from Oct. 24 to Jan. 2 as AD Craig Littlepage attends to a family matter. 

Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.