Posted by: Chris Vannini on Thursday February 26, 2015
South Florida: Former Michigan State offensive lineman Blake Treadwell has joined the USF staff as an offensive graduate assistant. Treadwell coached at East Lansing High School (MI) last season. In addition, UTSA defensive graduate assistant Benny Morrison has joined the USF staff in the same role.
UCLA: Former South Florida defensive graduate assistant Tommy Donatell has joined the UCLA staff in the same role.
Chowan University (NC): Former South Florida graduate assistant Kurt von Bargen has joined the Chowan staff as linebackers coach.
Mississippi State: Head coach Dan Mullen has signed an extension through 2018. He will earn $4 million in 2015 and average $4.275 million over the next four years.
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Oklahoma State: Mike Gundy has announced five staff additions. Former Buffalo Bills tight ends coach Greg Adkins, former Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterbacks coach Marcus Arroyo and Montana State offensive line coach Jason McEndoo have joined as assistants, but the school did not announce titles. This fills the open spots on the staff. In addition, former OK State defensive coordinator Bill Clay and former Texas co-offensive coordinator / wide receivers coach Darrell Wyatt have joined the staff as analysts. Keep track of open FBS assistant jobs here.
Georgia Southern: Head coach Willie Fritz has received a raise of $100,000 to $500,000 annually.
LSU: Per source, South Alabama graduate assistant Chevis Jackson will join the LSU staff as an analyst. Jackson is a former LSU cornerback.
Michigan: Offensive coordinator / offensive line coach Tim Drevno will call plays, he told reporters Thursday night.
Erie Community College (NY): Former Buffalo assistant Scott Pilkey has been named head coach at ECC.
UC Davis: The school has officially announced the addition of Indiana University (PA) running backs coach Jim Chapin (running backs), Winona State co-defensive coordinator / linebackers coach David Braun (defensive line) and Minnesota-Crookston running backs / tight ends coach Wes Nurse (cornerbacks).
Detroit Lions: Former Penn State graduate assistant Steve Williams has joined the Lions staff as a defensive quality control coach.
TCU: Gary Patterson told reporters he never considered an outside hire to replace retiring defensive coordinator Dick Bumpas, and Patterson sensed in the middle of last season that Bumpas would be retiring. Patterson promoted safeties coach Chad Glasgow and linebackers coach DeMontie Cross to co-coordinators earlier this week.
Penn State: North Greenville University (SC) offensive line coach Tommy Galt has joined the Penn State staff as a graduate assistant, according to 247Spots. Galt is the son of PSU head strength coach Dwight Galt and twin brother of PSU assistant strength coach Dwight Galt IV. The job opened when former graduate assistant Steve Williams accepted a position with the Detroit Lions.
Appalachian State: CollegeAD.org reports Missouri deputy athletic director Doug Gillen will be named athletic director at Appalachian State.
Alabama: Director of player development Chris Samuels is the new head coach at Osbourn HS (VA).