Posted by: Chris Vannini on Friday February 17, 2017
Alabama: New England Patriots tight ends coach Brian Daboll has accepted the Alabama offensive coordinator job, according to ESPN’s Chris Low. Daboll spent three years with the Patriots and was previously an offensive coordinator with the Chiefs, Dolphins and Browns. He was a graduate assistant at Michigan State under Nick Saban from 1998-99.
Northern Illinois: NC State defensive quality control assistant Jeff Knowles has joined the NIU staff as linebackers coach. Knowles spent three years at NC State. In addition, defensive coordinator Kevin Kane will coach safeties.
Houston: B.F. Terry High School head coach Tim Teykl has joined the Houston staff as director of high school relations, and Tennessee director of football recruiting Bobby Merritt has joined UH as director of player personnel. Teykl spent 26 years at B.F. Terry High School, reaching the playoffs 16 times. Merritt spent one year at Tennessee and was previously a Houston Texans scout.
San Francisco 49ers: Kyle Shanahan has announced the additions of Bears special teams assistant Richard Hightower (special teams coordinator), former Browns inside linebackers coach Johnny Holland (linebackers coach), Pro Football Focus analyst Bobby Slowik (defensive quality control), Tennessee strength assistant Marquis Johnson (strength assistant) and former Minnesota strength assistant Dustin Perry (strength assistant). In addition, previously linebackers coach Jason Tarver has been retained as a senior defensive assistant, and defensive backs coach Jeff Hafley has been retained.
Oregon: USF strength assistants Joey Carnes and Steven Gortmaker have joined the Oregon staff. Carnes had been with Willie Taggart since 2010 at Western Kentucky. Gortmaker spent one year at USF.
San Francisco 49ers: Broncos assistant offensive line coach John Benton will interview for the 49ers offensive line job, according to KUSA.
Florida Atlantic: A source tells CoachingSearch that Alabama graduate assistant Clint Trickett has joined the FAU staff as tight ends coach. Trickett spent the last two years as East Mississippi CC quarterbacks coach and had recently joined Alabama as a GA. He fills the spot left by Charlie Weis Jr., who joined the Atlanta Falcons staff today.
Georgia State: Per source, Furman defensive line coach Skylor Magee will join the Georgia State staff as defensive line coach. Magee spent four years at Charleston Southern and had previously joined Furman this offseason. Keep track of new FBS staffs here.
Texas State: LSU graduate assistant Eric Mateos will join the Texas State staff as offensive line coach, according to The Advocate. Mateos spent one year at LSU and coached tight ends on an interim basis in the fall.
Oregon: Head strength coach Irele Oderinde will be reinstated on Sunday, according to CBS Sports, following a one-month suspension due to the hospitalization of three players from workouts. In addition, USF analyst David Gilbertson has joined the Oregon staff as an offensive graduate assistant, and USF executive assistant Julie Reed has joined Oregon as assistant director of football operations. Gilbertson spent three years at USF with Willie Taggart, and Reed has been with Taggart dating back to his Western Kentucky days.
Michigan State: Mark Dantonio has received a one-year extension, which happens each year as part of his 6-year rolling contract.
Mississippi State: Louisville quality control assistant Karibi Dede has joined the Mississippi State staff as a defensive quality control coach. Dede spent two years at Louisville with Todd Grantham.
Oregon: The Kings Academy (CA) head coach Michael Johnson will join the Oregon staff as wide receivers coach, according to Scout.com’s Sam Webb. Johnson was set to join the Michigan staff earlier this week. Johnson has been at TKA since 2014 and coached in the NFL from 2000-10. His most recent college job was UCLA offensive coordinator in 2011.
Minnesota Vikings: Former Purdue head coach Darrell Hazell will join the Vikings as wide receivers coach, according to The Sporting News’ Alex Marvez. Hazell spent the last four years at Purdue. This is his first NFL job.
Atlanta Falcons: The Falcons have announced the additions of Washington wide receivers coach Bush Hamdan (QB coach), former Rutgers head coach Kyle Flood (assistant OL coach), former Delaware head coach Dave Brock (offensive assistant), FAU tight ends coach / special teams coordinator Charlie Weis Jr. (offensive assistant) and NCAA administrator Charlie Jackson (defensive assistant). In addition, intern Justin Outten has been promoted to offensive assistant. See the overhauled Falcons staff here.
Fordham: Per source, Old Dominion graduate assistant Jordan Orlovsky has accepted the linebackers job at Fordham. Orlovsky spent one year at ODU and previously worked at Miami.
Western Kentucky: Mike Sanford tells CoachingSearch that offensive coordinator / wide receivers coach Junior Adams will call the offensive plays.
San Francisco 49ers: Former Jaguars assistant defensive backs coach Daniel Bullocks will join the 49ers in the same role, according to The Sporting News’ Alex Marvez. Bullocks spent one year with the Jags and was previously at Eastern Michigan and Northern Iowa.
Southern Illinois: Jacksonville State wide receivers coach Nick Williams has accepted a job at Southern Illinois, according to his Facebook account. Williams spent three years at JSU.
Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.